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Recent Mining Comments Show Failure to Understand Each Other

Recent Mining Comments Show Failure to Understand Each Other

Addison Scufsa

November 6, 2017

In a recent New York Times article by Reid Forgrave, Becky Rom, leader of Save the Boundary Waters, was quoted as saying, “Danny Forsman drives to the mine in his truck, comes home and watches TV, and he doesn’t know this world exists,” and her husband Reid Carron said, “They want somebody to ju...

An Honest Conversation about the Drug War

An Honest Conversation about the Drug War

Nicholas Johnson

November 6, 2017

Let’s talk about drugs. Yeah, that’s right. This ain’t your grandpa’s center-right/libertarian college magazine. I know what you kids want to talk about. And what a time to have these conversations. The sticky icky (or ganja, weed, bud, loud, Mary Jane, kush, pot, and other monikers for marijuana I ...

Trump and the Media: an Unlikely Love Story

Trump and the Media: an Unlikely Love Story

Michael Geiger

November 6, 2017

Asked on October 19th by reporters to grade his administration’s response to the tragic events in Puerto Rico, Donald Trump declared, “I give ourselves a ten.” He then went on to later claim that the situation was even worse than the one created by Hurricane Katrina. This came a week after his October...

Trump Administration Determined to Protect the Unborn

Trump Administration Determined to Protect the Unborn

Marissa Huberty

November 6, 2017

Earlier this month, President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared that “human life begins at conception” and vowed to protect citizens “from conception to natural death.” HHS Secretary Tom Price drafted the pro-life plan in September 2017, although he resigned la...

Public Transit is in Jeopardy

Public Transit is in Jeopardy

Mitch Bendis

November 6, 2017

Ever since the horse-drawn omnibus was introduced in the 1820s, public transportation has been integral in American history. Whether it be by rail, street, or water, the transit of large amounts of individuals over the past two centuries has largely been handled by government. To find an example in yo...

Eminem’s Use of Identity Politics

Eminem’s Use of Identity Politics

Mitchell Rolling

November 6, 2017

“Eminem is back,” read the headlines on Facebook and YouTube last week in reference to the rapper’s new freestyle cipher, The Storm, performed during BET’s award show. But considering the clever imagery Eminem used in his video, I would offer a more fitting headline: “Eminem, welcome.” We...

Remembering John Brown

Remembering John Brown

Charlie Gers

October 19, 2017

In the wake of recent events, such as the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally on August 12, cities and communities have disputed removing Confederate monuments in cities across the nation. Cities such as New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Annapolis have already removed Confederate monuments because of...

Las Vegas: Moving Forward

Las Vegas: Moving Forward

Michael Geiger

October 16, 2017

Trying to take on the enormity of the Las Vegas shooting emotionally is a daunting task. Much that has been revealed to the public that should discourage even the brightest optimist. An apparently average guy, sixty-four-year-old Stephen Paddock spent eleven months building up a stockpile of thirty-three fi...

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Nicholas Johnson

October 16, 2017

I am not a Republican. I’m not really much of anything. I have a few opinions. I’m a free speech nut. I think Ryan Gosling is a national treasure. I think more drugs should be legal, and that mashed potatoes are the worst part of Thanksgiving dinner. I think President Trump is a really bad dude. I ...

Abortions, Guns and Intellectual Honesty

Abortions, Guns and Intellectual Honesty

David Blondin

October 16, 2017

In the wake of the October 1st mass shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival politicians, politicians, political activists, and our nation’s conscious, Jimmy Kimmel, had plenty to say about our nation’s plan regarding gun control. According to the gospel of James: Republicans an...

Pissed Off Patriot

Pissed Off Patriot

Pissed Off Patriot

October 16, 2017

The leftist cartel that runs the mainstream media is so disgusting with its corruption and selective outrage. This is a crucial time in history where America needs a free and independent press to hold the gargantuan government accountable, along with making sure the American people have the straight st...

Time to Privatize the Dorms?

Time to Privatize the Dorms?

Mitch Bendis

October 16, 2017

Sky-high rent. Faulty amenities. Nonexistent cleanliness. These sound like nightmare scenarios for college living arrangements, probably because of predatory landlords and evil apartment companies. However, these inadequate living spaces are right on our campus. University of Minnesota on-campus housing is ...

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