Vote Symone as NBA Commissioner

One of the most respected men in the history of the NBA, with the most important job in the game, has decided to retire and pass his torchto…? NBA commissioner David Stern made a huge impact on the game of basketball and has paved the way for ... Continue Reading →

When a soldier enlists, the family does too

There are 21 million veterans alive today after their service to our country. This is the story of one: We were there when you made your decision and signed your name on that line at the bottom of the contract. We were there when you took your first ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Anthony Beane prepares for a layup Saturday during the Salukis’ 71-66 exhibition win over the University of Missouri St. Louis at SIU Arena. Beane scored 21 points and shot 11-of-12 from the free-throw line for the Salukis. SIU will host William Jewell College for an exhibition game at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena.

New season equals clean slate for Salukis

  It is no surprise the Shockers from Wichita State University were picked to win the Missouri Valley Conference, but the Salukis have some bones to pick being selected to finish eighth. Plenty of teams in the MVC lost key players from last season, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis ready for final test

The SIU men’s baseball team plays six of its last seven games against Missouri Valley Conference competition and the season’s final stretch could be what the team needs to have a successful postseason. The Salukis have been stricken with close ... Continue Reading →

ADHD drugs – bad medicine for poor academic performance

The uproar began in October when Dr. Michael Anderson, a pediatrician who treats mostly children from low-income families in Georgia, said he routinely prescribed ADHD medications for kids who struggle in school. Red flags went up more recently when the ... Continue Reading →

Imagining immigration reform

  Most of the nation’s many parts — voters, the Supreme Court, lawmakers and the president — all have agreed in one way or another about the value that immigrants bring to the nation. What they haven’t agreed on is reforming the nation’s ... Continue Reading →

Affirmative action and the law: Does the Constitution bar voters from doing away with racial preferences?

As the Supreme Court mulls whether the U.S. Constitution prohibits state universities from taking race into account in admissions decisions, a federal appeals court has moved in a very different direction. It recently held that, far from forbidding affirmative ... Continue Reading →

Inside the senate: a plan to dodge the ‘fiscal cliff’

In business, I found that a challenging environment has often produced our best opportunities. Perhaps that’s why I see the so-called fiscal cliff of year-end spending cuts and tax increases not as an impassable precipice but as our best opportunity ... Continue Reading →
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