Despite past voter turnouts, young adults must establish themselves as a powerful voting bloc.The 26th Amendment of the Constitution guarantees all citizens 18 and older the right to vote and still, young adults constitute the worst showing in general elections.In the 1996 presidential election, roughly 32 percent of those 18 to 24 voted, while only 54 percent of all the voting-age population punched a ticket.
I am writing in response to Dottie Boyces column (U should not have to put up with hate crimes, SN 10/2) regarding so-called hate crimes. I am not going to debate whether the activities in Bailey and Bryan residence halls could be construed as hate crimes or not. What I am here to do is criticize the very nature of hate crime legislation.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration issued final approval for a drug called mifeprestone. The drug is known in France as RU-486 and is an abortifacient - a substance that causes the termination of a pregnancy. By now, enough has been written about the drug to fill 100 opinion pages, and most of it has been angry and emotional.
The spin doctors at Kids First! Yes!, the political machine behind Proposal 1, have been working hard to ensure that Michigan voters dont see Proposal 1 for what it really is - an all out assault on public education.