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Trump’s America: Worst Deal in History

Mitch Bendis

January 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  In one full year of the Trump administration, the White House and its leader have been responsible for an incredible number of controversies, faux pas, and nonstarters. People who praise Donald Trump's accomplishments fail to take a critical look at the President, or ignore the underlying facts ent...

Well on our way to Making America Great Again

Michael Ziebarth

January 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

President Trump has had a great start to making America great again and better than ever before. Conservatives finally have a leader who attacks the institutions that have attacked conservatives for decades. These institutions include the media, the Democrat Party, Hollywood, and Academia, all of whom...

President Trump Holds First Fake News Awards

Michael Geiger

January 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  My mom, despite leaning right on most issues, thinks Donald Trump is about as off-putting a character as she’s ever seen. His personality runs so antithetical to her’s that there was never any chance she’d join the Trump Train. However, when Trump tweeted on January 7th that he would be ...

Super Bowl Sunday: Celebration, or Emblem of Corporate Greed?

Marissa Huberty

January 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  On February 4th, U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will host the 52nd Super Bowl. Millions of Americans are looking forward to seeing brand-new commercials, hearing Justin Timberlake sing during the half time show, drinking beer, and of course, watching football.  For the first time in 26...

Hypocritical Hollywood Rears its Head at the 2018 Golden Globes

Marissa Huberty

January 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  At every Golden Globes ceremony, the fashion is lauded as much as the nominees. However, at this year’s Globes, the celebrities’ style choices took center stage, as both men and women wore black to show solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment. The awards show coincided with t...

Minneapolis City Council Lacks Diversity

Madison Dibble

January 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and the City Council’s newest members have taken their seats following the November elections. While they certainly check every diversity box as far as race, gender, and sex, they lack experience beyond the soapbox, as nine out of 13 council members have a background co...

Remembering JFK: 54 Years Later

Charlie Gers

December 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy arrived at Dallas, Texas, for a campaign trip for the 1964 election. Thousands of Texans flocked to downtown Dallas on Friday morning to see the 35th President in an open-top convertible alongside the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Texas Governor Jo...

University of Minnesota Housing Unfairly Prioritizes Students

Tiana Meador

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On November 9, prospective sophomores were notified by University of Minnesota housing that if they would prefer dorming, two floors of Yudof Hall are available. The more expensive option, University-owned apartments, are their best bet, however those living in the apartments this year will have priority ov...

Net Neutrality: The Best Short-Term Solution to Internet Regulation

Nathan Amundson

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Net Neutrality. It’s well known as a controversial political football that does not line up neatly on party lines. The Obama Administration used the FCC to expand its interpretation of the Communications Act of 1934 to invoke the policy and regulate the internet like any other public utility. This st...

The Case Against Net Neutrality

Mitchell Rolling

December 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The debate on Net Neutrality has resurfaced now that the FCC has decided to readdress the issue. Net Neutrality was implemented in 2015 under the Obama administration.  Democratic party leaders have used clever language in recent years describing net neutrality, or the “open internet,” as being ...

Pissed off Patriot: 12-02

Pissed Off Patriot

December 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Kate Steinle is dead and I blame our politicians. On July 1st, 2015, Kate was walking along the pier in San Francisco with her father when she was shot by illegal alien Jose Inez Garcia Zarate.  Zarate supposedly found the gun near a bench he was sitting at in the area.  He originally said ...

Smash Trump’s Phone With A Hammer?

Nicholas Johnson

December 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Oh, you didn’t? Well, neither did I. I’ve never had a Twitter account. But I am an American citizen with access to the internet, so unfortunately, I’m bound to stumble upon the latest tactless thumb turd Trump tossed, throwing truth to the trash, toward Twitter.  Ah, dang it. See Trump? T...

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