OPINIONS


4/10/2016, 10:12am

The case for taxing churches

The primary reason churches in the United States have been tax-exempt thus far is due to the protection granted to them through the separation of church and state.


4/3/2016, 10:01am

We're all responsible for Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump officially announced that he was running for president on June 16th, 2015. Speaking from Trump Tower in New York City, the then newly-announced candidate opened with a no-substance quip about the supposed idiocy and gutlessness of the other candidates saying, “How are they going to beat ISIS?


3/23/2016, 10:25am

Obama's visit to Cuba is momentous

The United States’ record with Cuba since the 1960s has been rough and downright scary at times, and although my generation — the Millennials — never experienced the same fear as our parents did of nuclear war looming over our heads, we understand how incredibly significant Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba is. My mother used to recount her experiences at school and how her and her classmates would perform drills in case of a nuclear attack.


3/9/2016, 9:59am

Trump is unifying the Republican Party

Four years after his even more impressive but nevertheless unsuccessful independent run in 1992, Texas billionaire and Reform Party founder Ross Perot won more than eight million votes in the 1996 presidential election.


3/2/2016, 10:04am

Rape is not a joke

I was talking with a friend Saturday night and he told me he felt like he was raped by a class. Looking back on the class, it was extremely difficult.


2/28/2016, 10:14am

Hillary Clinton faces a perfect storm over the Supreme Court

With the White House and Congress still battling over whether or not — and if so, with whom — to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court, the November election is increasingly likely to be shaped as much by Washington as by the primaries. Because Hillary Clinton has said that she would “love” to nominate Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if she becomes president, some argue that Obama ought not nominate anyone lest he miss his chance to sit on the Supreme Court.


2/14/2016, 11:32am

Why Bernie Sanders deserves your vote over Hillary Clinton

Many southeastern Michiganders are excited to attend the “A Future to Believe In Rally” today at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center, where Bernie Sanders is set to speak about a “wide range of issues important to Michiganders including making college affordable, reforming our health care system, and getting big money out of politics,” as it states on Sanders’ campaign website. I am one of those supporters who is absolutely ecstatic to attend the event and hear Sanders speak; and, while I’ve already heard most of what he has to say, that is one of the very reasons I back his campaign for president — because for “over 40 years Sanders has built his political career on a very focused message about what he calls a ‘rigged economy,’” according to Tamara Keith, a NPR White House Correspondent. Contrast that to Hillary Clinton, whose political career has been a rollercoaster of inconsistencies, platitudes and kowtows to corporate interests — including ties to special interests and Wall Street.