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Sainati: Individual mandate must stay: Let’s pay it forward

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The recent tax bill passed by Republicans has been widely analyzed and scrutinized for its impact on tax brackets, incomes and savings, but one of the most important elements of the bill has nothing to do with tax cuts: It’s the repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate. The individual mandate was an e...

Shirola: Science is vital to our society, but it is under attack

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are arguably not many things that have contributed so much to our society as science has over the course of our history. Indeed, scientists have existed since the first human civilization in ancient Mesopotamia, where they curiously observed and recorded the world around them. However, only a handful...

Editorial: University shouldn’t relegate Black History Month recognition to students

February 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

University support of marginalized groups on campus is a storied concern. In 1968, more than 100 students occupied the Northwestern Bursar’s Office in protest after NU failed to meet a list of black students’ demands. Fast forward 50 years, and the Black Student Experience Task Force Report still shows th...

Letter to the Editor: American Music Theatre Project’s operations, selection processes raise concerns

February 4, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

New musicals chosen for Northwestern University’s American Music Theatre Project workshops are presumably selected from America's developing theatre world. However, under current artistic director David Bell — who has led AMTP's 2009-2018 seasons — for a third consecutive year, after accepting...

The Spectrum: Deconstructing whiteness from a multiracial perspective

Laura Carther, Op-Ed Contributor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Opinion, The Spectrum

Writing about my own identity has always been a challenge for me. The way I have identified myself and the way I have been identified by others has been so varied and fluid throughout my life that when I try to pin it down, I am still unable to make sense of the jumble of situations and conditions. I...

Letter to the Editor: Dreamers are not legal pawns, and they’re not trophies either

February 1, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

As we get into resolving the political crisis initiated by this administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, policy makers and advocates often turn to statistics and mathematical quantifiers to justify making a case for “unauthorized aliens” who arrived...

Closson: Beyond appearance of progress, Grammys remain stagnant in representation

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Back in November when the Grammy nominations were released, the selections were widely praised for unusually including a racially diverse group of artists — particularly within the Album of the Year nominees. Personally, I was glad to see four people of color nominated for the award who could receive...

Srivastava: Evanston inclusionary housing cannot stop at simply adding units

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

During the last week, the Chicago Housing Authority has begun implementing a long-delayed initiative for inclusionary housing in the South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville according to WBEZ. The second installment to the Oakwood Shores project would offer housing for residents earning 15 to 60 percent of...

Letter to the Editor: Bike-sharing models have bigger issues beyond individual companies

January 29, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

After narrowly passing a City Council vote two years ago, Divvy stations made their way into Evanston and throughout Northwestern’s campus. This sounds great on paper, and one need look only at the many overburdened bike racks around town and on campus to see how desperate we are for a turnkey bike managemen...

Sainati: Despite qualms, Korean unification might be best chance at peace

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Reports of North and South Korea marching under one flag at the upcoming Olympics have recently made international headlines, as the Games’ location in Pyeongchang, South Korea has sparked tension. Holding one of the most politicized international events in one of the most strained regions of the world...

Boyd: The case for immigration, and how President Trump has ignored it

Ryan Boyd, Columnist

January 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

America is a country of immigrants — the bipartisan consensus used to be that this is a good thing. Many Democrats and Republicans alike recognized that welcoming people — skilled or unskilled — who are searching for a better life is both morally right and economically beneficial. Even the most...

Elliott: Media should abandon portrayal of Trump as ‘apocalyptic’ for country

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

January 28, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Many American journalists and writers — from Charles Blow to Maureen Dowd — have spent the last two years essentially prophesying that Donald Trump’s presidency would prove apocalyptic for the United States. When stocks dipped after the election, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that ...