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HEALTH CARE VIEWPOINT: Our freedom decreases as government’s power grows

Reader Submission

April 8, 2010

Filed under Letters, Viewpoints

I am opposed to the health care “reform” that has recently become law. There. I said it. Before you go off on me for “hating Americans who don’t have health care,” let me put forward several reasons for which I am opposed...

HEALTH CARE VIEWPOINT: Free haircuts for everyone

Reader Submission

April 8, 2010

Filed under Letters, Viewpoints

For strictly compassionate, humanitarian reasons, I agree that we needed a new law to cover the millions of uninsured persons in our country. This, I think, is the most Christian policy we could adopt. However, no amount of...

HEALTH CARE VIEWPOINT: Proud of countrymen’s courage in fighting for bill

Reader Submission

April 8, 2010

Filed under Letters, Viewpoints

During the 2008 presidential election, more than two-thirds of voters ages 18 to 29 voted for President Barack Obama. One of the most significant promises made by Obama during his campaign was to enact comprehensive health care...

HEALTH CARE VIEWPOINT: ‘Why defend a system that is so obviously broken?’

Reader Submission

April 8, 2010

Filed under Letters, Viewpoints

Niccolo Machiavelli once stated that there is nothing more difficult to achieve than fundamental change, since “the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order,” while his supporters are defined by a “lukewarmness...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ovbiagele discounts legitimate health care concerns

Reader Submission

April 6, 2010

Filed under Letters, Viewpoints

The Marquette Tribune’s editorial advice on health care reform comments, “Be civilized and control your remarks,” seems to have been ignored by your columnist Emil Ovbiagele in the March 30 issue. Never mind that more...

OVBIAGELE: Educate yourself about the health care reform bill

Emil Ovbiagele

March 30, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

People are uncomfortable with change even if they need it and want it. They’d rather stay in their comfort zones. It takes a daredevil will to go against the status quo — attributes President Barack Obama and House Democrats...

KELLY: Deep talk brings happiness

Jack Kelly

March 30, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

How often do you get roped into chatting about something inane like homework or the weather? How many times a day do you find yourself shooting the bull about absolutely nothing? This isn’t “Seinfeld.” In real life, ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Tone down health care comments on Facebook, Twitter

March 30, 2010

Filed under Editorials, Featured, Viewpoints

Everyone has the right to voice their opinion about health care, be it on the street, online or in person. But be responsible in doing so. There’s a big difference between free speech and hateful speech. The prior lobbying...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Pass agreed-upon health care points through Congress

March 2, 2010

Filed under Editorials, Featured, Viewpoints

President Barack Obama’s Feb. 25 health care summit was not successful to say the least. The only accomplishment? Congress agreed that they disagree. That, and the civilized disagreement was broadcast for public viewing unlike...

OVBIAGELE: Assessing Obama’s major moves of ’09

Emil Ovbiagele

December 8, 2009

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

As the curtains of the year drape down, I want to evaluate 2009’s biggest political landmark — Barack Obama being elected president of the United States of America. Here’s how he’s handled the following issues. Guantanamo ...

BANTER: College Republicans and Democrats debate health care reform

Rosemary Lane

November 19, 2009

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

How do you feel about the health care bill? Mike Mulroy, finance director of College Republicans: One thing that bugs me is how the health care bill mandates you to get health insurance. There are people who don’t want i...