Daily Egyptian

The ‘good war’ in Afghanistan is unwinnable

April 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Elsie SpeckCarbondale residentPresident Barack Obama's "Good War" is looking less 'good' as each day passes. Though the war was started by President George W. Bush, it is now Mr. Obama's war, as he's been convinced by his gene...

U of I makes beeline to surprising findings

By Laura Wood

March 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

There has been some buzz in the air about what’s been happening in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s research labs.It appears that honeybees have distinct personality traits that set them apart from each other, and...

Will Romney be the GOP’s Dukakis?

March 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Doyle McManusLos Angeles TimesThere's an old saying in Republican politics: Massachusetts produces only two exports — lobsters and liberals — and neither one travels well. That's what GOP strategists said in 1988 when then-G...

Pro vs. Con: The writers are addressing the question, “As newspapers decline, can Americans get accurate news and information from social media websites?”

March 18, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pro:Great journalism already abounds on the InternetBy Hans Peter Ibold (MCT)BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Amid the withering of newspaper revenues and the ascent of Facebook, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that social media re...

Kirk Cameron defends beliefs, ‘hate speech’

March 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Kirk Cameron was once an atheist — proving that people, and society, change.The former “Growing Pains” heartthrob is now an active Christian evangelist, but the anti-gay remarks he made earlier this week on Piers Morgan ...

Since when did intellect and education become bad things in election campaigns?

March 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Kevin HorriganSt. Louis Post DispatchAs a card-carrying member of the media elite, it's hard for me to say something nice about Newt Gingrich. But here it is: He doesn't wear blue jeans in public.Compare this to the leaders in...

Monorail system and metal detectors would not fix SIUC’s enrollment problem

February 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Response to “If the university can’t party, let it be known for safety”This letter is in response to Mr. Baggott's guest column published in Tuesday's Daily Egyptian. I for one completely disagree with nearly every one of yo...

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