The Daily Northwestern

Letter to the Editor: Think globally, act nationally. Here’s how.

April 29, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

In his Earth Day piece, Alex Schwartz remarks that, “Environmentalism … requires political action.” He provides data to support the idea that no amount of individual environmental activism will solve the immediate and dire...

Schwartz: Trump administration’s proposal to overhaul SNAP is absurd

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ll preface this column with my deeply held conviction that food assistance programs are vital to the survival of low-income people in this country. There are a host of reasons why food stamps work and why we should work every...

Wolfe: As midterm elections near, take a deeper look at harmful campaign finance laws

Michael Wolfe, Columnist

January 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As we enter 2018, Congressional midterm elections are fast approaching. Stakes are enormous: The entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for re-election. November will either show Americans voting to...

Tang: Though a ‘model minority,’ Asian-Americans still face racism

Tina Tang, Columnist

October 28, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In early September, American poet Michael Derrick Hudson made headlines when his poem was published in the “Best American Poetry” anthology using an Asian pen name. In his bio for the anthology, Hudson admitted that his poem ...

Northwestern professor shares research on legislative gridlock

Nora Shelly, Reporter

October 12, 2015

Filed under Campus, Speakers

A Northwestern professor discussed her research into the underlying causes of legislative gridlock Monday, arguing that lawmakers’ reluctance to compromise has paralyzed legislatures across the country. Political science Pr...

Letter to the Editor: Democracy on and off campus

Elliot Reichert

February 22, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As a Northwestern alumnus and a current employee of the University, I have watched the debate surrounding a proposed divestment from the Israeli occupation closely but silently. I have opinions on the issue, but because I am...