Articles by Nicholas Johnson


MNSure Reform on the Horizon

Amidst the debates heard nationwide regarding the reformation of the American health care system, Minnesota may soon be making a move towards increased privatization. Recently, the House Health Care Finance Committee, led by chairman Matt Dean, a Republican representative from the Stillwater area, put forth a proposal that would drastically change the way in which…

Money In Politics

As geriatric socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) once said of money’s impact on the electoral process, “A few wealthy individuals and corporations have bought up our private sector and now they’re buying up the government. Campaign finance reform is the most important issue facing us today, because it impacts all the others.” The issue of…

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Anonymous Threat Sent to Interfraternity Headquarters Causes Safety Concerns

Recently, an anonymous letter was sent to the headquarters of the University’s Interfraternity Council. According to a security notice written by Council President Simon Beck, the letter contained an explicit threat to the well-being of University fraternity members. Itssender claimed to be an ex-marine whose daughter had been sexually assaulted at a recent unnamed fraternity…

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Belle Plaine’s Controverial Memorial

Recently, a constitutional debacle has arisen in the small town of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, a suburb an hour southwest of Minneapolis. Near the town’s center lies Veteran’s Park, a massive memorial for the locals lives in various historical conflict, complete with raised flags for every individual. An effigy within the park, which depicts the silhouette…

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