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Confusion cleared up by conservative

Mike Uhrich

November 6, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

Bob Mate's "Deal With It" column in the Oct. 28 Viewpoints section is unsurprising. Honestly, the fault of misunderstanding each other's views has always hindered liberal and conservative cooperation. We conservatives have at...

Philosophy contemplates itself

alexander.foundos@marquette.edu

November 6, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

If you ever said that your philosophy class was a load of excrement, I and many others stand behind you. Let me voice my opinion. Philosophy won't be the science that cures cancer nor the scholarship that maximizes economic profit....

Campus benefits from complaints

margaret.gillespie@marquette.edu

November 6, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

Having called the noise level to the attention of the conscientious and responsive student body, I notice how quiet it is as I write this in the Raynor Library. I am writing in response to Andy Teske's Oct. 30 Viewpoint. Though...

Lack of meal options eats at MU student

kelsey.mccoy@marquette.edu

November 6, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

I'm a freshman and adjusting to life at Marquette has been a smooth experience so far. Yet lately, homesickness irks me at dinner time. McCoy is a freshman journalism major.

Sodexho serves unfairness

jason.galloway@marquette.edu

November 6, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

Management at Sodexho has gotten progressively worse since my freshman year. The practices and policies used to be clear cut and understandable. It was communicated by the building managers to the student managers and the student...

People put in perfect position by pessimism

Marianne Gosz

November 6, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

Believe it or not, Julie K. Norem, Ph. D, and associate professor of psychology at Wellesley College has written a book on the powers of defensive pessimism. Norem defines defensive pessimism as a "strategy used by anxious people...

Elections need reform

wes.webendorfer@marquette.edu

November 6, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

During the past summer, I interned for the nonprofit political watchdog Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, which tracks the flow of money in state elections and advocates for campaign finance reform. As I quickly learned, the cost...

Debate on life issues vexes students

Vinnie Bergl

November 4, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

Conservatives avoid personal rights hypocrisy First of all, absolute freedom for each and every individual in a society is a fundamental impossibility. It always has been and always will be. It is a fact of human nature that...

Party plagued by leadership lapses, bungling

Bob Mate

November 4, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

First, most Democrats believe only a heroic leader can save them — another FDR or JFK. But look at successful Republican leaders. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was more like Henry VIII (see Gingrich's first divorce)...

Both sides guilty of neglect, not facing real issue

Nicholas Zettel

November 4, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

Last week, the Marquette community was subjected to a wonderful debate: Two columnists going at it over individual rights and the "right to life" battle. The sides don't need to be explained here. The liberal columnist says, "The...

MU must prohibit Planned Parenthood

Thomas Jensen

November 4, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

VOX group stands for negative values First of all, Planned Parenthood is not truly for sexual health or responsible decisions. Birth control is designed to make sexual organs function abnormally, which is a strange concept...

Democrats mourn prosperity

Brian Collar

November 4, 2003

Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

Readers of "National Review Online" may be familiar with the "Krugman Cat Index," a humorous take on how New York Times columnist Paul Krugman reacts to good news about the economy. The story goes that Krugman, a liberal, violently...