Opinion Archives
Feb. 12, 2018

North Korea is a 21st century Nazi Germany

U.S media outlets fawning over Kim Jong Un’s sister is wrong seeing as North Korea has a disgusting history of starving, torturing, and killing its own citizens.

Feb. 11, 2018

156 women shouldn’t have had to stand in court to testify against a trusted doctor

Something needs to be done to prevent acts of evil such as those of Larry Nassar.

Feb. 08, 2018

The U.S. is still failing the most innocent of its citizens

The Senate rejected a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks even though it has been confirmed that these unborn children can feel pain during the procedure.

Feb. 07, 2018

Misogyny is alive and well and it’s running for US Senate

Courtland Sykes’ comments on women’s rights are indescribably misogynistic.

Feb. 07, 2018

West Africans attempt to escape poverty only to be sucked into Libyan slave trade

European leaders know their actions are perpetuating the slave trade in Libya, and they have no problem with it.

Feb. 07, 2018

It’s time for Americans to approach NFL protests with understanding of opposition’s point of view

Hyperbolic rhetoric and a lack of nuance have divided Americans on the NFL protests.

Feb. 06, 2018

Why excusing hate speech is dangerous

Attacks on innocent Americans should never be tolerable in this country, yet the number of hate-related incidents only continues to rise.

Jan. 31, 2018

Gov. Greitens’ continued budget cuts to higher education are alarming

The proposed budget cuts to higher education by Gov. Greitens for the second year in a row are irrational and harmful to Missouri institutions as a whole.

Jan. 30, 2018

We’re not finished with activism yet

To be an activist, you have to be committed to your cause.

Jan. 30, 2018

The new tax bill allows people to keep more of their own money

The tax reform bill passed by congressional Republicans and President Trump has been a success and is providing cuts for millions of Americans despite the connotation that it would only help the rich.

Jan. 30, 2018

Pakistan has long been one of America’s more burdensome allies; it’s time to end the partnership

For too long, Pakistan has abused its relationship with the U.S., and it’s about time an American president takes note.

Jan. 23, 2018

The American way of war is having your cake and eating it too

U.S. foreign military interventions done in the name of democracy should not result in an increase in foreign anarchy.

Jan. 23, 2018

Is President Trump really a racist?

President Trump’s comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries have been slammed as blatantly racist, but there is more to the comments than face value suggests.

Jan. 23, 2018

Greitens’ inexcusable actions bring other issues to light

Greitens’ inexcusable actions bring other issues to light

Jan. 23, 2018

CHIP and DACA are used as bargaining tools while Congress squabbles over who to blame for the shutdown

Sick children and undocumented immigrants get dragged into a political war to fund the government.

Nov. 30, 2017

How will Harvey Weinstein affect how we view sexual assault?

In the midst of the “Weinstein effect,” we need to decide how to move forward as a society.

Nov. 17, 2017

Sen. Feinstein proposes the well-awaited Assault Weapons Ban of 2017

The key provisions of the bill ban the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 205 military-style assault weapons.

Nov. 17, 2017

Abstinence-only sex ed is failing Missouri

Missouri’s abstinence-only sexual education is ineffective and puts teens at a higher risk for STIs and unwanted pregnancy.

Nov. 13, 2017

Your “thoughts and prayers” are not enough

Condolences alone will not prevent tragedies like the shooting in Sutherland Springs from happening again and again. Only action will.

Nov. 12, 2017

It’s getting harder for companies to make revolutionary products every year

Artificial intelligence may be the saving grace in a world of technological innovation.

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