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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Chris Schafer

Saudi commercials could be feel-good hoax

Published December 4, 2002

Americans watch the commercials with wary eyes and hints of skepticism in their voices. The ads point out Saudi Arabia's long history as a U.S. ally and the country's role in helping the United States...

If Republicans can’t deliver, they will pass from power

Published November 13, 2002

Last week's elections brought sweeping change throughout the local and federal governments of this nation. In an election where Republicans feared losing their control of the U.S. House, the GOP retained...

Partisan actions at Wellstone’s memorial should have been kept out

Published October 31, 2002

I was on the golf course when the state first heard the news of a plane crash in northern Minnesota. By the time I made it back into the clubhouse, cursing the terrible handicap that is my banana slice,...

Wellstone was selfless in many ways

Published October 26, 2002

Today the underdogs in Minnesota lost their champion. Today underdogs across the nation lost their hero. No matter what your political feelings are or what party you claim allegiance to, one thing cannot...

Media must curtail shooter fascination

Published October 16, 2002

It's easy to be worried about the United States these days. The nation's economy is in the toilet, we are on the brink of war with Iraq again and our terrorist warning continues to fluctuate between yellow...

Terrorist threat necessitates surveillance

Published October 2, 2002

Today's American is a citizen under surveillance. Like never before in our history, the nation's people watch over each other both compassionately and protectively while the government watches over us...

Treasure our liberties; remember those who died

Published September 12, 2002

It has been a year since the worst assault in United States history took place on American soil. One year since the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The day...

New to the U? Survival tips for the uninitiated

Published September 4, 2002

Welcome back to the rat race, everybody. Here we go again. It is a yearly custom each fall that we, columnists at the Minnesota Daily, pass on our sanguine knowledge and experiences to the new students...

Shadowy media conceals bin Laden tape

Published February 13, 2002

I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in - and the West in general - into an unbearable hell and choking life." These vicious words...

Futuristic scooter promises unlimited possibility

Published December 7, 2001

It" debuted for the first time ever two days ago. This ambiguous pronoun was the nickname for the new, motorized scooter being touted as one of the most revolutionary inventions ever. To clarify, this...

The appropriate level of crime and punishment

Published July 18, 2001

Two of Britain's most notorious murderers are soon to be free eight years after they were convicted of one of the most brutal killings in the country's history. In 1993, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson...