Marquette Wire

Bipartisan gun legislation fails to pass senate

Ben Greene

April 18, 2013

Filed under News

A bipartisan bill backed by President Barack Obama that would have expanded background checks on gun sales failed to pass in the U.S. Senate Wednesday. Authored by Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa.,...

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...

VIEWPOINT: Campaign contributions cloud American democracy

Reader Submission

March 9, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

Last year, insurance companies gutted health care, banks walked off with a trillion dollars in bailouts and the oil, coal and nuclear lobbyists hijacked the clean energy jobs bill. And that was before the Supreme Court repealed...