Does media coverage focus too much on gunmen responsible?

Jack the Ripper: a legend wrapped in grizzly true events, which led to the deaths of at least five women.
No guns were involved, just senseless brutality in which even the police were taunted with letters and bits of body parts.
 The papers gave him massive coverage, and any paper in England not covering him at the time would have been considered behind.
 


Climate change shouldn’t be a domestic political issue

By Phil Brown OPINION EDITOR Earlier this year, the global levels of CO2 rose to 400 ppm. While the number is somewhat arbitrary, the milestone is a...

Awards season is upon us!

The Academy Awards, Hollywood's most pretentious night, is just around the corner, and it seems as if the battle for best picture will be one in which America's most honest president and Ben Affleck duel head-to-head. Both Lincoln and Ben Affleck's Argo are respectable pieces of film that portray politics with vigor and unrelenting tension. Both films deserve to be recognized and awarded, but that doesn't mean that tinsel town's favorite circus, known by most as award season, isn't broken.
 


Online activist, Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide, will be an e-martyr

A lot of people have heard about Aaron Swartz in the past week, but his death really wasn't about Reddit.  In fact, his death is far more than the death of a single person, but almost as a martyr for a cause.  This cause is referred to in many ways, but perhaps "open Internet" is the best.
 


Obama’s immigration policy shows progress

 

President Obama's announcement to stop deporting certain illegal immigrants has unleashed an intense debate across the country. A Bloomberg poll found that Americans favor his policy change two to one. Although my opinions on President Obama tend to be moderate, the president's willingness to make ethical progress on immigration has elicited my support.


Omaha made the right choice

Last Tuesday, while the rest of the nation was watching the president's State of the Union address, the city of Omaha headed to the voting booths to decide whether Mayor Jim Suttle should stay in office.  The final tally was very close - a margin of just two percent decided he should keep his job. There's a lesson there: if you don't think your vote counts, think again.


Obama’s gun orders infringe on nobody’s rights

By Jessica Wade CONTRIBUTOR “Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost brothers and sisters or buried their own children. Many have had to learn to...

International student orders take out, best pizza in his life

In the U.S., people like to get their food by take out from restaurants.
The best restaurant I have eaten in is Domino's restaurant.
The restaurant has many kinds of food on the menu, for example, wings, pizza, pasta, and cheese bread. Yesterday, I had a delicious pizza from Domino's restaurant.
The pizza was the best one I ever had in my life.