The Daily Northwestern

Closson: Don’t forget Florida

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Each time another mass shooting occurs in the U.S., we withdraw into the same unproductive pattern: politicians offer up their condolences, debates break out on social media over whether it’s too soon to initiate gun control...

Levine-Drizin: Ditch centrism, revitalize YDSA presence on campus

Gabriel Levine-Drizin, Op-Ed Contributor

February 13, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

The explanations proposed for why President Donald Trump won the election have been numerous: It was either sexism, racism embodied by the country’s “deplorables,” Bernie Sanders’ unrealistic campaign proposals, “white...

Sainati: The U.S. doesn’t need a military parade

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

After witnessing the Bastille Day parade in France last year, President Donald Trump said he wanted to bring the festivities, notably the excessive displays of military power, to the United States. Remarking that the parade “was...

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...

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 ...

Letter to the Editor: Being apolitical only serves to perpetuate oppression

January 25, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

A recent column by Wesley Shirola lambasted the tide of polarization that has swept over our country in recent years. He first cites President Donald Trump, but then, in an act of false equivalency, contends that we should all ...

Letter to the Editor: Personal happiness shouldn’t be put above discussing important political issues

January 25, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

In response to Wesley Shirola’s column “Ending politicization in 2018 will make everyone happier,” I believe there are some fundamental issues with the idea of treating happiness as an end goal and something to strive f...