Contempt for Thatcher’s death disrespectful, shameful

Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, passed on as all people eventually do.
However, unlike most people, her death has been marked by celebrations and ugly rhetoric praising her end. To be honest, I was reminded of the people cheering in the streets when the World Trade Center was struck.
 


OPINION: The Danger of Trump

Phil Brown Opinion Editor The figure of Donald Trump has always been one of ridiculous excess, overblown arrogance and the kind of antics only the rich...

Who runs the world?

Beyonce is a liar. She asked in her song, "who runs the world?" She wants you to think that the answer is girls. But l know the truth. Beyonce runs the world, and I am totally fine with it.
 


Parking memoirs of a basic Mav: Surface lot parking

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor It was a Thursday. Early afternoon. I was using my lunch hour to go speak to a Mass Communications class...

Has Bachmann finally gone too far?

 

Like most Americans who don't actually live there, I don't think about Minnesota very often. I have a few relatives there, and I listen to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" on occasion, but I'm not a Twins fan so the state doesn't usually cross my mind.  
Unless, of course, Michele Bachmann opens her mouth and makes sound come out. Then, I breathe a silent prayer of relief that, as dumb as my representative is, at least he isn't completely insane.

SB 1070 steals presidential election spotlight

With national attention focused on the upcoming presidential election, it is difficult for anyone other than Barack Obama or Mitt Romney to win media coverage. That has changed, at least since last week, as the Supreme Court shares in some of the lime light. Before recessing for the summer, the Court handed down rulings on several important matters. The two most anticipated and controversial rulings came last Monday and Thursday, when the Supreme Court ruled on the Arizona immigration law SB 1070 and the Affordable Care Act, respectively.


Point Blank

Some interesting events happened recently in the arena of sex politics in America. It's too early to tell yet whether we'll see any positive changes, but what I've observed so far has been tentatively encouraging.
 


Staying safe in the summer sun

Summer's here, and we all know what that means. Swimming, grilling and consuming large quantities of barley malt-based beverages, right? Before you hit the beaches – or pools, lakes, and ponds – take some time to plan your outing. You want to have fun, but make sure you do it right so you can do it as often as possible. The last thing you want to do is spend half of your summer smearing Noxzema and aloe all over your blistered shoulders, or spend any time at all in the emergency room. So, in the interest of ensuring maximum fun and enjoyment of the summer partying season, here are a few timely tips.