Daily Egyptian

God gets to say whether something is right or wrong

March 21, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s Note: This is in response to the staff column published March 7, "Kirk Cameron defends beliefs, ‘hate speech’":Dear Editor:In a recent staff column regarding comments made by Kirk Cameron, you said his remarks were “out of line and outdated.” You also said, “Take religion out of t...

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-Gov. Michael S. Dukakis was the Democratic presidential nominee, and in ...

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 refers to tools for connecting with others and sharing information. These media ...

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 the GOP presidential field, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, both of whom regul...

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Christian evangelist, but the anti-gay remarks he made earlier this week on Piers Morgan Tonight were out of line and outdated.In a free-thinking world, it’s only...

The legal case against attacking Iran

By Bruce Ackerman

March 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Los Angeles TimesIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington has provoked a broad debate over the military and political wisdom of an attack on Iran. But so far, there has been little attention to the legal issues involved, which are crucial. American support for a preemptive str...

Is Syria worth fighting for?

March 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on March 5:There's an old quote that some people, probably wrongly, attribute to Mark Twain that's now seen on bumper stickers: "Denial isn't a river in Egypt."No, denial is when people ignore what's staring them in the face, like the fact t...

SIU offers support

March 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:I write today to share my gratitude to my SIUC family following the devastation in my hometown of Harrisburg after last week's EF4 tornado.At 4 a.m. the morning of the storm, I was notified by the campus's emergency text broadcast of the tornado warning in Jackson County. As I have done so fr...

Government for sale

March 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Justin BaggottSIU AlumniusJanuary 21, 2010 should be marked on our calendars as the day the government sold out for good.Before that day, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed the only branch of government not corrupted by special interests. After the decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, ...

Honoring black women beyond Black History Month

February 26, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Joshua Daniel Phillipsgraduate student in speech communication from NormalAs we near the end of Black History Month, I write with a sense of urgency that challenges us all to think beyond February and recognize how each of our histories are intrinsically linked to the histories of black women all yea...

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 your preposterous statements, and I know for a fact I am not alone in saying ...

Give the gift that keeps people gagging

Give the gift that keeps people gagging

By Laura Wood

February 22, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

It's a little too late for Valentine’s Day gift ideas, but there is nothing wrong with getting an early jump on April Fools' Day.A company called PoopSenders lets people anonymously send animal feces to anyone they want through the mail, and it can come from cows, gorillas or elephants. Senders can...

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