Daily Egyptian

Hunger: Alive and well in the U.S.

May 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Elsie SpeckCarbondale residentOne in five U.S. kids go to bed hungry.  For most of us that's hard to comprehend — but it is real. One wonders why, in a country which lauds itself on being the richest and most powerful country...

It’s curtains for Republican nomination, best show in town

By Eli Mileur

April 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

With the Republican presidential nomination a wrap, we the public have lost.And not because Mitt Romney is the nominee, but because we’ll now be without one of the most dependable sources of entertainment we’ve had for the l...

Compromise among political parties is no longer an option

April 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Compromise.  A word that will get a politician ostracized by his or her own party and reduce the incumbent to a memory. Democrats and Republicans have been reduced to taking this hardline approach, no matter what the consequence.  Onl...

How do we mark the passing of time?

By Josh Schatzle

April 23, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Carbondale residentMy mother-in-law recently asked my father-in-law what his favorite season of the year was. “Basketball,” he replied. He was serious; it didn’t occur to him she could have meant anything else. At first I...

For many, there’s no alternative to Pulliam Pool

April 23, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

An Open Letter to Chancellor Rita Cheng:I was outraged when I heard you plan to demolish Pulliam Pool, and doubly outraged when I learned that renovating it would only cost $500,000. Half a million is a fraction of the cost of the ne...

Sheryl Crow likely biggest performer Carbondale area will get for awhile

By Anthony Pickens

April 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

Sheryl Crow and Charlie Daniels might be the only big name musicians to appear in the area for awhile because area booking agents say they aren’t finding much use for mainstream performers.James Karayiannis, booking agent for ...

Why the baggy-pants ban is a good thing

April 17, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Josh SchatzleCarbondale residentWell, the state legislature of Tennessee has had enough!They finally had the nerve to do what all of us have itched to do: walk over to that teenager on the corner — with his pants clinging to th...

Justice trustbusters should’ve left Apple and book publishers alone

April 17, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Michael ShermerLos Angeles TimesThe Justice Department filed suit last week against Apple Inc. and two major book publishers, Macmillan and Penguin Group USA, accusing them of colluding in 2010 to raise the prices of e-books...

All student workers should be appreciated

April 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I work in Student Center in the maintenance department and I wanted to write a letter in regards to an article I read in the Thursday edition of the Daily Egyptian about National Student Employee Appreciation week.First, I would li...

Murray Center closure presents tough decisions

April 11, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dear community members:On more than one occasion since Gov. Pat Quinn announced Murray Center's closure, he has mentioned his commitment to restructuring Illinois’ system of caring for people with disabilities. He proposed to “im...

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