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Pre-emptive attacks are prudent foreign policy

Published September 23, 2002

ABy David Simon ccording to Sean Misko's letter titled "Bush's U.N. speech offered no new reasons to invade" in last week's Daily, "never in its history has this country launched a pre-emptive military...

An attack would unsettle the Middle East

Published September 23, 2002

Attacking Iraq at this time will not just worsen the situation in the unstable Middle East, but it also will widen the gap between the Americans and Arabs. War will give fundamentalists a chance to pass...

Remember priorities in stadium debate

Published September 23, 2002

When the Gophers abandoned Memorial Stadium for the Metrodome 20 years ago, proponents said the move would bolster recruiting, save money and, ultimately, help restore a failing program to its Bernie Bierman...

Common humanity

Published September 23, 2002

As human beings, we need to be concerned about our brothers, sisters, friends and neighbors who, like us, desire to live a full and happy life, but whose only difference is that they live across an imaginary...

Racial profiling fuels community mistrust

by Matt Telleen
Published September 23, 2002

On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Americans were reminded of the heroism shown by firefighters and police officers in the face of last year's tragedy. These brave men and women have reached a...

Media distort police brutality

Published September 23, 2002

Recent claims that "police brutality and power abuse. have become routine" are based on skewed coverage by the media. Hundreds of thousands of police arrests are not reported because they contain no drama...

Truth about Ventura

Published September 23, 2002

During his "Hardball" appearance, Gov. Jesse Ventura asked a student which taxes increased during his term. Rather than acceding to Ventura, the student should have asked him who proposed a tax-increasing...

Standing up to police brutality

Published September 20, 2002

I am writing in response to the story ("U students accuse police of beating, kicking in arrest," Sept. 17) about the alleged beating of University students at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. I...

Racial preferences do more harm than good

by Anthony Sanders
Published September 20, 2002

It's becoming increasingly hard to deny that a struggle for equal educational opportunity is on display before our courts. In the case Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld a...

Bush must respect previous U.N. resolution on Iraq

Published September 20, 2002

The United States and Britain have announced a plan to draft a new U.N. Security Council resolution requiring a strict new weapons inspection program in Iraq. Although a previous inspection program from...

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