Letters to the editor
Accusations of extremism should bounce off Obama
Here is what I would like Barack Obama to say in the final debate tomorrow when John McCain brings up William Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright: “My agenda was never remotely similar to the William Ayers of 35 to 40 years ago, nor the harsh rhetoric of Rev. Wright.
There are no quick fixes when it comes to economy
I’m voting for Ron Paul. No, not really. But he seems less crazy by the day. During Tuesday’s night presidential debate both candidates were asked “Will the economy get worse before it gets better?” Of course, both Barack Obama and John McCain spouted out some jingoistic stump speech about the strength of the United States and then underlined a policy of theirs that they said would help the economy but really wouldn’t. I’m sick of Obama, McCain and the media pandering to aesthetics rather than real solutions.
Depression doesn't have to control students' daily lives
In response to the Statement article Wednesday about living with depression (The double life of depression, 10/08/2008), I was somewhat disturbed by the message the writer, Jane Coaston, sent.
Both Obama and McCain in energy companies’ pockets
It was evident from both dueling viewpoints about energy and environment by the College Democrats and Republicans that there are many common misconceptions about how we can effectively deal with these issues (An aggressive approach to energy and Quick relief, long-term solutions, 10/07/2008). Common to both these viewpoints was the belief that cutting back on carbon dioxide will somehow impede climate change.
Stem cell debate should start with sympathy
With all the controversy surrounding embryonic stem cell research, a lot of discussion has come up recently regarding the ballot initiative this November.November. The initiative would remove many restrictions on embryonic stem cell research in Michigan.
In his letter to the editor last week, Malik Mossa-Basha expressed his displeasure at a student organization's decision to bring a hateful speaker to campus (IDEA’s choice to bring Eldad to campus offensive, 09/26/2008). However, he neglected to mention the Daily’s responsibility for broadcasting that hateful message and facilitating its spread throughout campus.
All groups, partisan or not, should be allowed to canvass in dorms
Although University Housing has rightly allowed Voice Your Vote to return to the residence halls, University Housing has not dealt with the larger issue still at hand. The University’s policies restricting political activity in the dorms violate students’ First Amendment rights.
Students wrong to treat minister with disrespect
When I read Wednesday's paper (Minister draws critical crowd to Diag, 09/24/2008), I was shocked at the inability of some students to approach Jed Smock in an academic and tolerant way. In fact, I was embarrassed for our campus.
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