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Column: Women are not prey, not even for rich and famous

Column: Women are not prey, not even for rich and famous

By Sally Friedman | The Philadelphia Inquirer

October 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ask any woman — your sister, daughter, wife — whether she's ever had "unwelcome attention" from a guy. Ask her whether she found it flattering. Chances are you'll get an earful. Women are pretty unanimous about those kinds of guys. We talked about them in ladies rooms when we were stuck...

Letter to the Editor: Making sense of the annual SIU safety report

Letter to the Editor: Making sense of the annual SIU safety report

By Jennifer A. Brobst

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

How many of your friends at SIU were arrested last year? How many were victims of crime? You may not know anyone who fits this description, but SIU, like every college campus in America, will have students, staff and faculty each year whose unfortunate experiences serve as indicators of the school’s...

How to really discuss radical Islam

How to really discuss radical Islam

By Jonathan Zimmerman | The Philadelphia Inquirer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Let's suppose you're teaching a current-events class about terrorism, and a student says that Muslims should be banned from the United States. What should you do? Here's what you shouldn't do: Shut down the conversation. Like it nor not, millions of American adults agree with the student's statement....

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...

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