Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Absolute law

A bill signed by President Clinton last week is a small step toward the prevention of alcohol-related traffic deaths.

OPINION

Ticket letter made weak argument

This letter is in response to the letter written by Tim Vanecek in Tuesday’s State News (“Basketball ticket sales bother ‘U’,” SN 10/24). Your comment that you hope the girl who was injured “recovers quickly, then finds a good lawyer” is an example of everything that is wrong with America today.

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Governments bother smokers

I read the article “Tobacco-related deaths likely to increase in Africa,” (SN 10/24) and I have no problem with what was written, but with the ideas behind it.

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Discrimination is not a problem

I am writing in response to the recent opinions expressing opposition to minority scholarships. Before I came to East Lansing for graduate school, the conventional wisdom of my white friends was that past discrimination against minorities had been replaced in recent years by “reverse discrimination” against white males.

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Affirmative action discriminates

While it is regrettable that John LaFleur was unable to receive the scholarship offered him by Florida State University, this incident exemplifies the inherent dilemma in affirmative action - giving scholarships and letters of acceptance to less qualified minority members requires that more qualified majority members are left out.

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Voters should go to polls in droves

The election tragedy: Who’s going to win, the Republicans or the Democrats? If you’re like the vast majority of Americans these days you’re not entirely happy with either choice for president, in this case Texas Gov.

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SN endorses:

Vice President Al Gore is the right choice for America’s future. Voters should elect him Nov.

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SN should rethink choice in comics

You know, I have a lot of tolerance for the cartoon page of our beloved State News. I even still mourn the loss of “Serious World” and “Fetus-X.” However, I have had enough.

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Caucus made a good decision

This is a response to the State News’ editorial “Pay the price,” (SN 10/18). Speaking of “should,” Shaw Hall Senate “should” have left well enough alone.

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Domestic problems

Until recently, I thought that the weirdest thing about coming of age was getting used to the term “woman.” Worse than when I am called “ma’am,” is being 20 years old and described as a woman.

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SN endorses:

Democrat Dorothy Gonzales and Republican Scott Romney have the energy and experience to be efficient members of MSU’s Board of Trustees.

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Vice president is best candidate

When Americans choose their president on Nov. 7, we will elect a leader for the entire world whose decisions can affect billions of people in every nation of the globe.

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Bush does little for young voters

In the third debate, Texas Gov. George W. Bush explained that young people are apathetic about voting because they see politicians saying one thing and doing another.

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Policy rules

University Committee on Student Affairs and ASMSU should be commended for its involvement in creating a new riot policy, which should be adopted by the university as soon as possible.The existing policy, established after the March 27-28, 1999, riot, allows university officials to punish students who partake in any uprising, whether it be on campus or off.