Thursday, October 29, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Split decision

As walls are stripped of their bunting and wire-framed signs pulled from the grass in yards of American voters, the country can reflect on Election Day.Regardless of whether Texas Gov.

OPINION

Letter shouldnt have criticized SN

This letter is in response to the letter written by Emily Kuilema (“SN presidential coverage hasty,” SN 11/9). Kuilema complained of hasty coverage of the election and criticized The State News for printing a front page story proclaiming Texas Gov.

OPINION

U.S. Electoral College is not popular way to elect

All’s fair in love and war, but as this election proves, definitely not in politics. Since Tuesday, I have been trying hard to figure out if I have been observing a presidential election or a small town beauty pageant where the least talented contender wins because her mom paid the judge.

OPINION

Unfair trial

The accusations of the plaintiffs in Gratz v. Bollinger, an upcoming trial concerning affirmative action problems at the University of Michigan, are unfair.In October 1997, the Center for Individual Rights filed a lawsuit against the U-M College of Literature, Science and Arts, U-M President Lee Bollinger and former President James Duderstadt.The plaintiffs, Jennifer Gratz, who applied to the university in 1995, and Patrick Hamacher, who applied in 1996, were both denied admission.

OPINION

Football letter missed point

This is in response to Steve Milkiewicz’s letter (“Football is not a leading killer,” SN 11/7). Steve, I think you need to look a little deeper into Greg Brown’s article about football as a national killer of children.

OPINION

Too close

Tuesday’s presidential election will be remembered as a watershed moment for the electoral process, changing the way voters and the media look at American politics. Because of the tightness of the race, neither of the major presidential candidates, Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov.

OPINION

Football teaches life lessons

This letter is in response to Greg Brown’s letter about high school football (“Football is killing country’s youth,” SN 11/6). While Brown is entitled to his opinion, I would like to offer my side of the argument in this, the season of political propaganda. Unfortunate incidences happen in all areas of life - work, play and even academics.

OPINION

Correction

A State News editorial cartoon (SN 11/7), was incorrect. Though blacks were guaranteed voting rights in 1965 by the Civil Rights Act, they won the right to vote in 1870.

OPINION

Fuzzy race was exciting

The political pundits were left guessing throughout Election Day as the story of the next president unfolded. The political buzz on campus was much of the same.

OPINION

Footballs dangers are understood

First of all Greg Brown, it is well understood that football is a dangerous sport. All athletes are required to sign permission forms saying that they do realize this before setting foot on the field.

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U should not forget about campus little pleasures

For the first time in my more than three and a half years at MSU, I went down to the Red Cedar River to feed the ducks. This isn’t something I would normally do, but my friend’s 4-year-old daughter was here for the weekend, and with the choice of watching MSU get slaughtered in a football game or feeding the ducks, I chose the latter. My roommate and I made some popcorn, grabbed a bag of hamburger buns and were on our way.

OPINION

Cought it up

A verdict by a federal circuit court judge may provide Florida smokers with a breath of fresh air, but the $145 billion verdict against Big Tobacco is still an unreasonable amount to pay.Judge Robert Kaye said the award did not violate Florida law that prevents a punitive verdict from bankrupting a defendant.