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Letter to the Editor: Required consent training at SIU is more harmful than helpful

Letter to the Editor: Required consent training at SIU is more harmful than helpful

By Abigail Warhus

October 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Editor's Note: This is a letter Abigail Warhus, a junior from Evanston studying theatre, sent to SIU's Office of Diversity and Equity. It has been edited slightly for style.  To the Office of Diversity and Equity, I am a student and a resident assistant here at SIU. I just took the required...

Column: Two against one in presidential debate

Column: Two against one in presidential debate

By Jay Ambrose | Tribune News Service

September 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was two against one in the Monday night presidential debate. We had moderator Lester Holt, who apparently assumed he was a candidate, too, and Hillary Clinton, well-equipped with policy malformations, against Donald Trump. Trump wasn't nearly as bad as I anticipated — much closer to reality on the...

Vote for Johnson, elect Trump

Vote for Johnson, elect Trump

By Harold Meyerson | Los Angeles Times

September 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Hillary Clinton's in trouble with the young. It's not that they're flocking to Donald Trump, who trails her in every poll of millennial voters. Instead, she's losing their allegiance to Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson. The oddity — and potentially, the tragedy — of all this is that many...

Column: Trump-Clinton debate: Much ado but little impact?

Column: Trump-Clinton debate: Much ado but little impact?

By Walter Shapiro | CQ-Roll Call

September 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

WASHINGTON — Monday's debate is the 56th anniversary of the television moment when John Kennedy and Richard Nixon met in the studios of WBBM in Chicago. For all the mythology surrounding Richard Nixon's beard stubble during that first debate, far more debilitating was the vice president's fatigue. Like...

Opinion: Family video of police killing in Charlotte is chilling, Jesse Jackson says

Opinion: Family video of police killing in Charlotte is chilling, Jesse Jackson says

By Jesse L. Jackson

September 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The cell phone video released Friday by the family of Keith Lamont Scott showing his fatal encounter with several Charlotte, N.C., police officers is deeply disturbing and heartbreaking. My profound condolences go to Mr. Scott’s wife, Rakeyia, who recorded the video as the encounter escalated....

Column: Hands against the wall, black Chicago voters — Trump is reaching out to you

Column: Hands against the wall, black Chicago voters — Trump is reaching out to you

By Rex Huppke | Chicago Tribune

September 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have great news for black voters in Chicago: Donald Trump is reaching out to you! Yes, the Republican presidential candidate whose campaign CEO up until recently ran a right-wing news(ish) website that has an entire section dedicated to "black crime," is trying very hard to connect with black voters,...

Editorial: The state of Illinois: Still crazy after all these years

Editorial: The state of Illinois: Still crazy after all these years

By Rockford Register Star, Ill.

September 22, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We all know the definition of insanity — doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. We thought it might be enlightening to see just how crazy things were here in the state of Illinois so we took a trip through our archives and came up with the following sentences from editorials...

If a law has a first name, that’s a bad sign

If a law has a first name, that’s a bad sign

By Ted Frank | Los Angeles Times

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump claims to be running for president as an outsider. But his campaign has resorted to one of the oldest tricks in the book in touting "Kate's Law." Named after Kate Steinle, who was allegedly fatally shot by a Mexican national in the country illegally, the law would set a mandatory minimum...

Technological changes outpacing climate law

Technological changes outpacing climate law

By The Orange County Register

September 21, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Tis the season for the sitting president to try cementing his legacy on his way out the door, and Barack Obama is no slouch. Abroad, his administration is pushing again for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. And here at home, it's taking Congress to task for declining to pursue one nationwide...

How the 49ers protests emulate civil rights figures, prompt discourse

How the 49ers protests emulate civil rights figures, prompt discourse

By Tyra Wooten

September 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The protest movement against racial injustice and police brutality initiated by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick gained additional supporters Sunday afternoon during the team’s latest pre-game ceremony. Four more 49ers took a seat during the national anthem in North Carolina in Week...

Editorial: Should Obama pardon NSA leaker Snowden? Nyet

Editorial: Should Obama pardon NSA leaker Snowden? Nyet

By Chicago Tribune

September 20, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Over the weekend, the new Oliver Stone movie on National Security Agency leaker-extraordinaire Edward Snowden clunked into theaters and drew tepid crowds. At the same time, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have launched what they bill as a major effort...

Opinion: Democrats should worry, not panic

Opinion: Democrats should worry, not panic

By Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In 2008, when Hillary Clinton first ran for the Democratic presidential nomination against Barack Obama, I asked one of her oldest allies how she could be losing a race that appeared to be hers to win. "I've known Hillary for many years, ever since she came to Arkansas," former Sen. Dale Bumpers told...

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