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Which transportation plan is a fantasy?

Which transportation plan is a fantasy?

March 7, 2015

It is clear that the largest issue of the 2015 state legislative session is going to be transportation; both sides are talking about it, and they each have different visions for the future of Minnesota’s infrastructure. On one side is Governor Mark Dayton proposing $6 billion over the next decade in...

College: Is it worth it?

College: Is it worth it?

December 15, 2014

College is expensive. Yes, gas, food, and life in general are expensive, but college costs have risen much faster than average inflation for decades. As you can see, college tuition has increased at a much higher rate than even medical care. For many schools, the way to handle this inflation is by freezing tuition. That was the case here at the Univ...

Job Creation 101 According to Hillary

Job Creation 101 According to Hillary

November 13, 2014

On Oct. 24, Hillary Clinton spoke at a campaign rally in Boston, Massachusetts, for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley. Leftists have always believed it their duty to fight the “big, bad corporations” in America. But Clinton’s remarks at the rally defy common sense and reveal a ...

The Truth About Social (In)Security

The Truth About Social (In)Security

November 7, 2014

The definition of a Ponzi scheme is “a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a nonexistent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors.” This is exactly what happens every month when money is taken out of Americans’ pa...

Being forced to tolerate intolerance…again

Being forced to tolerate intolerance…again

November 7, 2014

Last month there was a case of abhorrent anti-Semiitism on the Washington Avenue Bridge. One of the panels on the bridge that has served to promote the student group Students Supporting Israel had been de- faced when swastikas were reported to have been drawn on the bridge. At the time, the student gr...

Beijing Cracks Down on Pro-Democratic Protesters in Hong Kong

Beijing Cracks Down on Pro-Democratic Protesters in Hong Kong

October 9, 2014

Riots have erupted in Hong Kong and, while they have remained largely peaceful thus far, anti-riot police are beginning to change the face of the demonstration. The pro-democracy riots have erupted after the Chinese government reneged on their promise to grant Hong Kong a full democracy in 2017. Whil...

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Weapons of Mass Distraction

October 9, 2014

Ever since the web-published beheading of American journalist James Foley, the world has been watching as ISIS wages a war on two fronts; one real, and one digital. Social media companies like Twitter have been rigorously scrubbing themselves of Jihadist content, but in response, ISIS has resorted t...

Young People In Office

Young People In Office

October 9, 2014

It should be paramount for young educated people to get involved with politics. Drew Christensen, a former student at the University of Minnesota, and Andrew Brown, a current student at the University of St. Thomas have done just that. Both are running for offices within the state representative, bo...

Professors silence Israeli voices at the U

Professors silence Israeli voices at the U

October 1, 2014

University professors have recently hosted a “Teach-in” to promote and call for a Boycott of Israel on September 29th. Whereas the event itself, titled “Gaza, Neocolonialism, and the case for a Boycott,” was hosted only by five professors, multiple large departments, including the Anthropol...

Descrimination at Augsburg

Descrimination at Augsburg

October 1, 2014

The notion that Universities should be a medium for the exchange of ideas and ideologies has served as the cornerstone of academia for generations. Moreover, the right of students of different cultures to assemble and educate has been consistently encouraged at most academic institutions as a means of ...

An Unreasonable Offense

An Unreasonable Offense

October 1, 2014

The bridge connecting the East and West bank of the Mississippi continued its tradition of serving as a unifying staple for student groups across the University. Every year, student groups paint their logo on certain parts of the bridge in order to represent their group and recruit membership. Unfortunately, th...

Obama’s faults in Iraq

Obama’s faults in Iraq

September 5, 2014

The killing of American citizen James Foley has provoked an outrage from the American public, forcing the Obama administration to reconsider their actions against the ISIS organization. Even after much frustration and incense of the incident, the Obama administration still remains adamant on their ...

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