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Ever since Detroit Tigers’ general manager Dave Dombrowski has been in baseball he’s targeted power arms in the rotation. This is why he brought in David Chad as his scouting director, why the Tigers drafted Justin Verlander, Joel Zumaya and Andrew Miller and why they traded for Max Scherzer.
Immigration is one of those problems with a million easy answers that nobody likes and only a couple everybody can live with. Over the last five years, we’ve seen the debate flare up and cool off, but it has never burned quite as hot as it did when Arizona passed a controversial law last year.
Egypt is turning my world upside down.
President Barack Obama wants to work with the Chamber of Commerce in the wake of the conflict over financial regulations and health care, according to an article from the Associated Press.
Today, I would like to talk to you about something you probably don’t know about: The Board of Regents.
With the passing of the Grammy Awards comes the opinions of how they went. There are going to be people shocked that Justin Bieber didn’t win any awards who are girlishly shrieking their complaints.
President Obama is no Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I thought it was appropriate to make this distinction on President’s Day. It was on the cover of Time magazine where I first saw the absurd comparison of the 44th president to the 32nd.
Just three weeks ago, this author greeted the eruption of the working class in Northern Africa and the Middle East with the opinion similar demonstrations could be held in “almost any corner of the globe given the universality of the social grievances involved.”
It’s budget season, and while that usually induces more yawns than anything else, this year we’ve seen some significant reactions across the country. The federal budget has been a hot topic for months, but the state budgets have come under the microscope in recent days.
In response to the “EMU needs affordable STI testing” piece in the Echo’s op-ed section (Mon. 02/07/11), we here at University Health Services would like to clarify some of the concerns expressed.
Pretty much all college kids remember ‘the good old days’ from when we were kids. We all remember what it was like to go bike riding around the neighborhoods, buy overpriced Popsicles from ice cream trucks, play soccer at the local park and many other things besides. One of those would undoubtedly be spending afternoons in a bookstore or renting a movie from a rental store.
How will your life change when gas hits $5 a gallon? Research of potential gas prices predicts this could occur as early as two years from now, but the range extends to 2020 - a clear indication of the volatile and speculative nature of the market.
As popular protests in Libya against the 41-year-regime of dictator Muammar Gaddafi transform into an open insurrection for his forcible overthrow, the world’s imperialist powers have converged on the country like a pack of wolves readying for an attack.
America’s two political parties have faced off with factions within their houses before, The Republican Party emerged from the Whig Party in the 1800s, and the Democrats had to fight with the Dixiecrats in the 1940s. However, this time around, it seems the Republican Party is facing a division much more cancerous than anything seen before.
Snow. In the depths of a Michigan winter, the word has become a four-letter word reviled by many. A word that makes images of stuck cars, slipping feet and frostbite clearly form in the mind.
I am deeply concerned how many blank stares I’ve received in response to any attempt to engage in dialogue about the conflict in the Middle East and North Africa. For countless reasons, the events that are unfolding there are enormously significant to the people of those regions, to us and to the world at large.
With a first-round win for the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team in the Mid American Conference tournament, the question is what will happen next?
With the end of the season comes the question everyone has been asking since mid-season: Will EMU keep Ramsey?
Last month, during the first days of the Egyptian revolution, I suggested we were watching the liberalization of the Middle East. A professor of mine likened it to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Teachers in America are under assault. They are receiving a barrage of attacks from politicians, conservative commentators and worst, their own neighbors. The reason we are told these attacks are warranted is because today’s teachers are overpaid, incompetent bureaucrats living high on the hog from taxpayer money. The real reason is conservatives are taking advantage of high anxiety and anger caused by a prolonged economic downturn in order to strangle the remaining life left in the labor movement.