opinion


End the Death Penalty

4/24/2017

The Declaration of Independence was designed to grant the government the duty to perform limited objectives, such as preserving the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of its citizens.

Money In Politics

4/4/2017

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.

Spring Break 2017: A Sign of Successful Surviving

3/1/2017

With Spring Break’s arrival comes a multitude of feelings across the University of Minnesota’s twin cities campus: “Good thing Spring Break is arriving, because I haven’t had a moment to breathe in weeks,” says the overachiever; “I can’t wait to reward myself for my hard work,” says the student surprisingly content with her exam grades; “I didn’t really need Spring Break to come, but then it started snowing again,” complain the Minnesotan students with the good fortune of temporarily escaping to a warmer place; “Spring Break is already here?

Public Contraception: Prying and Prohibiting Accountability

2/13/2017

Contraceptives should not be morally obligatory, nor should the bedroom be the business of the government.The way the current healthcare system works to provide federally subsidized birth control provides publicly-funded Title X “safety net” health centers around the United States, which provide family-planning services to women and men across the country.

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The Conservatism of "Free" Birth Control

2/13/2017

Government-funded birth control is one of the most conservative solutions out there. Before questioning what you just read or even ignoring the rest of this article altogether, you did not read that first sentence incorrectly; government-funded birth control is conservative. At this point, our Democratic readers likely find themselves wondering when the satire will begin (it will not), while our Republican readers will likely pose the essential questions: What about the sanctity of life and the freedom of religion?

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The Burqa Ban: A Feminist Policy

1/26/2017

In an unexpected statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed that Germanyban the burqa or niqab (the Islamic headdresses that covers a woman's face) wherever possible. Merkel's statementmay be understandably shocking to some people: from the woman who wants no government interventionin her life, to the man who fears the impending consequences of Islamophobia, the ban seems scary and unjust.