This is in reply to Mary Krizans opinion in The State News (Problems of safety belt law overlooked, SN 1/19), which mistakenly tracked a racist plot behind the mandatory safety belt law and didnt recognize the economic nature of the issue. Public traffic holds risks and dangers because people cause accidents.
While the punishment given to former President Bill Clinton in a deal with the independent counsel was minimal, it is good the nation can finally put the scandals of the Clinton presidency behind it. Clinton struck a deal with independent counsel Robert Ray on Friday, the last full day of his presidency, ending any possibility of criminal prosecution against him.
Here at MSU we have received the second Monday of spring semester off for three years to honor Martin Luther King Jr., but not once since Ive been here have we received one day off to honor Jesus Christ, probably the most important civil rights leader of all time.
This letter is in response to the article State seat belt laws proving productive (SN 1/18). The recent law that allows police officers to stop and ticket drivers for not wearing a safety belt has been praised for increasing seat belt usage among Michigan drivers.
Its been a long time since I was fully satisfied with someone elected into office. Oftentimes, I feel like it is the same person, just wearing a variation of the same suit or claiming a different political party affiliation.In our last and probably most controversial election, George W.
I have to disagree with Mark Pulvers view of the new community standards and resident mentor system (Dorm standards need discipline, SN 1/17). I also am living in the dorms for a fourth year now, but I feel the mentor system is a vast step in the right direction.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would bellow words eloquent and provocative if he knew now, in this American political climate, that his birthday is celebrated as a token gesture of diversity, or whatever Band-Aid platitude politicians like to slap on our diseased society. Yes, lauding King is preferable to saluting somebody like murderous imperialist Christopher Columbus and yes, Mondays celebrations did enliven many citizens but there is a catch to Kings day and the American interpretation of his legacy. Americans can celebrate King but our totalitarian society forcibly limits our involvement with Kings philosophy to idolatry.