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Embracing the “Unnatural”

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Embracing the “Unnatural”

Imagine telling someone that human beings could use large flying machines to travel across oceans or use small talking machines to speak to anyone in the world as if they were standing nearby. Imagine telling someone that the universe is composed of unseen particles or that emotions ranging from joy to rage can be influenced […]

The Spiritual Value of Work

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The Spiritual Value of Work

What’s more important – your work or your relationships? That’s the question posed by David Brooks in his op-ed in the New York Times. He references the case of Sandra Bullock, whose career success has recently been overshadowed by her husband’s infidelity. There are other common examples of the work-versus-relationship struggle –the businessman who goes […]

Campus Media Response: Immigration – Both Left and Right are Wrong

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Campus Media Response: Immigration – Both Left and Right are Wrong

Campus groups share thoughts on immigration reform Daily Illini, November 20, 2009 Dear Daily Illini, In her article, Lori Bell portrays the classic positions of the Right and the Left on immigration. The Right wants a slower influx of immigrants, and wants measures in place to ensure that they will not receive government aid. The […]

Whatever Happened to Suzette Kelo?

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Whatever Happened to Suzette Kelo?

What do a wasteland full of weeds, Pfizer, and the Supreme Court have in common? The answer is the power of eminent domain. In the 2005 case of Kelo v. City of New London, the Supreme Court ruled that the city of New London was allowed to seize Suzette Kelo’s home and give the property […]

Campus Media Response: Who Broke American Healthcare?

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Campus Media Response: Who Broke American Healthcare?

Health care reform vital for all Americans Daily Illini University of Illinois Dear Editors, In your recent editorial, “Health care reform vital for all Americans,” you applaud the proposed healthcare bill for its efforts to “reform the broken health care system,” but you never mention who broke it in the first place. After all, it […]

De Facto Censorship

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De Facto Censorship

In a recent letter to its customers, Medicare provider Humana urged its customers to contact their elected officials and express their worries about the fact that the most recent healthcare bill would eliminate important services currently available to seniors under the Medicaid Advantage program. Humana also created a website and a toll-free number to call […]

Correcting the Concession of Labor Day

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Correcting the Concession of Labor Day

On September 7th Americans observed the holiday known as Labor Day. Many of them, not knowing its origins, enjoyed a day, ironically, without labor. Yet the question of why Labor Day exists and what it celebrates should be answered by the virtue of its continued celebration. Labor Day was created in 1894 by President Grover […]