Consumerism masks true significance of Christmas
The Daily Nebraskan, December 7, 2009
Monica Sanford rehearses the cliché that consumerism and materialism have corrupted the "true significance" of Christmas. Though Sanford is not a Christian, she trots out the artificial meaning Christians have assigned to the holiday
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
President Obama has received praise from left and right for his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. Commentators applauded Obama’s recognition that force and war are sometimes necessary to secure peace. Obama openly states that evil exists in the world, and that force is sometimes
Elliot Gerson, secretary of the Rhodes trust, points to an interesting trend: In the past thirty or so years, Rhodes Scholars have disproportionately chosen to go into Wall Street careers. He writes:
"Only three American Rhodes scholars in the 1970s (out of 320) went directly into
Is Obama making the same mistakes in war as Bush?
The Daily Collegian
University of Massachusetts--Amherst
Matthew Robare says that President Obama has not delivered "hope" or "change" in foreign policy, as he promised. Robare is correct: Obama has not distinguished himself from Bush on the war.
Last month, Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and wounded several others in a massacre at Fort Hood. Newly revealed details depict an outrageously delicate handling of Hasan preceding the killings. For instance, Hasan’s superiors at Walter Reed Medical Center found him to be incompetent
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