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Protests on campus are a sign of progress

Protests on campus are a sign of progress

By Barry Glassner and Morton Schapiro | Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Show of hands: You work side-by-side with people who are much poorer or wealthier than you — and you share your living space with someone from a religion, race, nation or sexual orientation other than your own. We suspect few adults have their hands in the air. The vast majority of Americans live...

Editorial: How Illinois politicians consciously created these debt and pension crises

Editorial: How Illinois politicians consciously created these debt and pension crises

By Chicago Tribune
August 27, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

"Over the years, lawmakers used a variety of techniques to put off paying the bills. ... Such techniques can work for only so long, and Illinois is now coming to terms with over 20 years of poor fiscal performance." — Business economist Thomas Walstrum, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Some sca...

Column: To hate or not to hate? That is Trump’s question

Column: To hate or not to hate? That is Trump’s question

By Dick Meyer | Scripps Washington Bureau
August 27, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Here's a question for moral philosophers: Is it more immoral to be a bigot or to pretend to be bigot? The question is obviously relevant to Donald Trump's campaign right now. The facile way Trump seems able to turn his hate rhetoric on and off raises the question of how committed Trump is to his bigotry. Has...

Opinion: Racism, bigotry charges take presidential race to new low

Opinion: Racism, bigotry charges take presidential race to new low

By Lewis Diuguid | The Kansas City Star
August 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

An unspoken rule among many African American professionals is to never use the R-word on the job or in integrated settings, because those who do instantly lose whatever argument they're embroiled in and immediately sacrifice any credibility they might have had. That's even if the charge of racism is...

Column: We need candidates who will offer real change to African-Americans

Column: We need candidates who will offer real change to African-Americans

By Solomon Jones | Philadelphia Daily News
August 25, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I spoke with Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, and the senator from Virginia shared policies to address the unemployment, unequal treatment and inferior education systems that continue to encumber blacks in this country. But as I listened to Kaine speak of career and technical training...

Editorial: At last, criminal justice reforms in Illinois. Don’t blow it

Editorial: At last, criminal justice reforms in Illinois. Don’t blow it

By Chicago Tribune editorial board
August 25, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last year: Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce the state's prison population by 25 percent within 10 years. This year: Rauner "wants to let 25 percent of the state's prisoners loose into our communities." Put another way: Last year, the governor's pledge to overhaul the criminal justice system was...

Column: FAFSA filing season to begin early this year

Column: FAFSA filing season to begin early this year

By Susan Tompor | Detroit Free Press
August 25, 2016
Filed under Columns

College students and their parents might feel like they've barely finished unpacking the U-Haul this school year ... when suddenly they face the unexpected chore of tackling the mind-boggling paperwork for financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year. Yep, the 2017-18 school year. Beginning this...

Editorial: Why this Illinois college is the University of Common Sense

Editorial: Why this Illinois college is the University of Common Sense

By Chicago Tribune
August 25, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The University of Chicago has some advice for college students who think they need to be protected from offensive or unattractive ideas: Toughen up, kids. Free speech is good for you. In a refreshingly direct letter to the incoming class of 2020, the U. of C. takes on the issue of political correctness...

Editorial: Trillion-dollar deficits coming. What’s Trump’s, Clinton’s plan?

Editorial: Trillion-dollar deficits coming. What’s Trump’s, Clinton’s plan?

By The Charlotte Observer
August 25, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Well, it was nice while it lasted. But America is about to go on another borrowing binge and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is going to do a thing about it. The federal deficit has shrunk every year since 2009, from $1.4 trillion at the height of the recession to $438 billion last year. Now...

Opinion: Your brain on steroids

Opinion: Your brain on steroids

By  Ruth Wood | Los Angeles Times
August 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

During the Olympic Games, the world gazes admiringly upon athletes with preternatural musculature and athletic ability — and then laments every tainted urine test, every revelation of doping. In the mind of the public, this is the problem with anabolic steroids: They undermine fairness in competition...

Opinion: Daily Egyptian has new platform, but same reporting values

Opinion: Daily Egyptian has new platform, but same reporting values

By Luke Nozicka
August 24, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion, What's with the print?

The Daily Egyptian will no longer print daily. The printed newspaper will now appear in the racks on Wednesdays, which will begin to feature more lengthy, magazine-style stories. But at the end of the day, this change will be beneficial to you, our readers, because we are shifting our focus...

Column: Anger that produced Trump won’t go away, even if he loses

Column: Anger that produced Trump won’t go away, even if he loses

By Glenn Garvin | Miami Herald
August 24, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

By my scientific count, there are only two newspaper columnists in the known universe who have not already declared Donald Trump's presidential campaign dead and buried. One is me. Having mocked Trump for getting in a Twitter war with a Mexican narcotrafficker way back at the beginning of the campaign,...

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