The Minnesota Daily

All content by Anthony Sanders

Predicting the 2004 primaries

May 8, 2003

It's the beginning of the summer the year before a leap year, so what do my thoughts naturally turn toward? The 2004 presidential elections, of course. Now, I know this sounds sick to most of you, and...

Judges who believe in limited congressional power are fit for the bench

April 25, 2003

New York Sen. Charles Schumer has not read the U.S. Constitution. I know this because he has said that people are unfit to be federal judges if they seek to "curtail the powers of Congress." May I refer...

Enter the trial lawyers

April 10, 2003

If you thought evil companies marketing tobacco, guns and fast food have been sued in order to protect the public interest, check the latest news on the 1998 tobacco settlement. As you might remember,...

Local government aid is useless

February 27, 2003

Amid the shrieks and cries of Minnesota special interests this year, perhaps the loudest moans hail from our beloved municipalities. With a $4.5 billion state deficit, local government aid looks likely...

More guns do not necessarily mean more crime

February 20, 2003

Some of the most important facts in life are counterintuitive. Just because something doesn't "make sense" on first glance doesn't mean it's crazy. Often after meditating on a counterintuitive proposition,...

Rational-basis test won’t answer sodomy case

January 30, 2003

When the Supreme Court rules on the issue of homosexual sodomy this coming spring, it will likely confront one of its favorite devices - the "rational-basis test." The test is extremely easy to meet. When...

Choose 25% Social Security taxes – or privatization

November 21, 2002

OK, I've written this column before, and I'll probably write it again. It's a recurring tale of woe that only gets worse by the year. However, I feel I am duty bound to try to improve things, so, once...

Republican trifecta offers party new opportunities

November 7, 2002

Well, you've watched the TV, looked at all the analysis in the papers and, if you're like me, visited the "Drudge Report" at least 265 times. So I'm not going to indulge in too much breezy speculation...

Wellstone’s passion, fire inspired many

October 26, 2002

I'm not going to pretend to know much about loss or tragedy or remembering great men. Nothing like what has just happened to the Wellstone family has happened to me in my young, naive life. I do know about...

European Union’s expansion plan cheats members

October 24, 2002

Imagine the United States incorporating Mexico and Central America into its territory. Then imagine the United States pledging to invest in those countries' economies and infrastructure until their peoples'...

Local government controls everyday life

October 10, 2002

An often overlooked aspect of the American political system is the power of local government. While under the radar of most citizens, even in today's climate of a near omnipresent federal government, local...

International court will restrict liberties

September 26, 2002

Do you believe in the liberties enshrined in our Bill of Rights? Do you object to the continuing infringement of our liberties, most notably evidenced in the USA Patriot Act? Do you think giving increased...

Racial preferences do more harm than good

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...