Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Commentary

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U-M columnists view was ignorant

When I first finished reading Erin McQuinn’ s column in the Michigan Daily, “A Weekend in East Lansing makes me appreciate A2,” my initial feelings were those of contempt and animosity.

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Name should have been withheld

In Wednesday’s edition of The State News, MSU President M. Peter McPherson “expressed his concerns” regarding a recent political cartoon depicting public schools on a cross labeled “Proposal 1.” McPherson claims that he reserves the right to comment, not so much as president, but as a member of the community.

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Men should not take all blame

I’m writing to let you know that I found a column about marriage very sexist and extremely offensive (“Women should think twice about marriage,” SN 10/16). I respect one’s decision on whether to get married, but I cannot agree with the way in which writer Jessi Phillips presented hers.

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Bush will increase the national debt

Texas Gov. George W. Bush insists that he can spend less of the federal surplus on education, health care, military defense, debt reduction and environmental protection, and greatly improve them all, but still get rid of the money.

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SN endorses:

Voters should choose Democrat Gretchen Whitmer for State Representative in Michigan’s 70th district.

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Columbus Day is important to all

In response to Greg Odum’s thoughts on Columbus Day (“American history is not objective,” SN 10/11) and those who sympathize with him, the purpose of my writing is to clarify.

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Do not criticize sections tradition

This letter is in response to a sports column by Krista Latham (“Student section is becoming unoriginal” SN 10/9). I’m not sure Latham gets the idea behind what it is she is writing about, so I’d like to clarify a few things for her. Latham, the very things you are complaining about and deem unoriginal are quite the opposite - they are what true football fans at MSU consider tradition.

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Fix the system

To keep up the ideals of fair and equal justice, states with the death penalty need to pull the plug on their forms of capital punishment.Protesters rallied outside of the Texas governor’s mansion Monday and the Texas state Capitol on Sunday, asking for a moratorium on capital punishment.

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Women should think twice about marriage

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” What woman hasn’t smiled after hearing that quote?Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the woman who proclaimed it, feminist Gloria Steinem, married at the age of 66.

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Tread lightly

The United States should re-evaluate its participation in Middle East affairs in wake of the recent attack on the USS Cole.Seventeen sailors were killed and 39 injured in Thursday’s blast, which ripped a hole into the military ship during a routine refueling in Aden, Yemen.

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Go for it

MSU should not trip over the decision to use natural grass in its stadiumIn 1991, MSU was commissioned to design a natural turf field inside the Pontiac Silverdome for the 1994 World Cup.

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Homecoming is a time to reflect about U

Last Sunday, I had occasion to return to campus from Cincinnati, jewel of the Ohio River. On the way back, I stopped by my house, just a stone’s throw from I-75 once it winds its way into Michigan.