Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Libertarian Party gives U options

I was very pleased to see the editorial board plugging the three leading presidential candidates. It’s nice to see that voters have such variety to choose from.

OPINION

Dont go ballistic

Imagine some fine day, a wicked rogue state such as North Korea or Iraq becomes fed up with the United States, and, in a suicidal fit of rage, decides to launch ballistic missiles at the country.

OPINION

General classes are necessary

I’m writing in response to Erin Yerke’s whining and complaining (“Amid its successes, ‘U’ must reflect on failures,” SN 10/31). If she hasn’t learned by now, in this life, we will have to do things that we would rather not do.

OPINION

Political system needs new parties

I don’t support Ralph Nader, but I do believe that this country needs a third party. In order for a democracy to flourish there needs to be a battle of ideas, something that a third party and Nader provides, and they should be commended for their work. Will Nader cost Vice President Al Gore the election?

OPINION

Minorities should head to polls

This is a wake-up call to the politically conscious youths of America who are progressives, liberal-minded people and minorities - especially African Americans.

OPINION

Proposal 1 letter missed on point

In Jennifer Gabel’s letter (“Educators need regular testing,” SN 10/24) she makes a very good argument: support Proposal 1 because it requires teacher testing every year.

OPINION

SN endorses:

Complete analysis of all the endorsed candidates. For the presidential election, The State News endorses Vice President Al Gore, a Democrat.

OPINION

Rogers has made voting difficult

I had the opportunity to meet state Sen. Mike Rogers. He was a guest speaker in my PLS 324 class and he came in and introduced himself and began speaking to our class on the current state of politics and the direction in which our country is headed.

OPINION

Some security

The city of East Lansing should continue supporting students in off-campus housing conflicts. The city recently supported five residents of 442 Grove St.

OPINION

Dont forget about other third parties

With all the discussion of presidential candidates in The State News during the past few days, I think it is worth mentioning a third-party presidential candidate who has not been the subject of much media attention - Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party. Phillips is the only 100 percent pro-life candidate on the ballot.

OPINION

Cartoon shouldnt mock U gridders

I am writing in regard to the editorial cartoon in Thursday’s State News. It was a picture of a broken-down bus representing the MSU football team, with “Victory” written above the windshield.

OPINION

Cultural criticism sparks reflection on ones being

Events have a way of clustering in order to force you to consider certain issues. Two weeks ago, I wrote a column explaining some points of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and within days I was swamped with letters saying, among other things, that I should refrain from writing about any international conflict that didn’t involve India.

OPINION

Writer missed police presence

I am responding to Charles McHugh’s letter on the MSU police (“Police presence was offensive,” SN 10/25). I am disappointed that such a high ranking member of this fine university should be so blind as to miss the police officers that were all around the Auditorium for both the Ralph Nader rally and the MSNBC television show “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” They were present at both events just as they are for all major events that occur at the Auditorium or any other major meeting place for students, faculty and the general public. I am also saddened by his implying that MSU police are racist, which is unfounded, especially in light that the Department of Police and Public Safety is one of the most diverse and friendliest departments I have ever had the pleasure to interact with in my time in the Lansing area or any other community I have lived in.

OPINION

SN should have endorsed Rogers

I was troubled recently to read of the State News endorsement of U.S. House of Representatives candidate Dianne Byrum (SN10/24). I think that if the paper had really investigated Mike Rogers, it would have immediately known that he was the man for the job. While Byrum’s every policy follows the Democratic Party’s platform down to the very letter, Roger’s ideas show his qualifications to be this district’s representative. Rogers is not a career politician.