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Editorial: Democrats should be more willing to reach bipartisanship on immigration reform

January 18, 2018

The battle for the livelihoods of millions of people within the country continues as Congress introduced a bipartisan bill centered on extending the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, immigration and...

Redshirt junior Reggie Lynch looks to shoot on Jan. 28, 2017 at the Sports Pavilion.

Editorial: Athletics department must be more consistent addressing sexual assault

January 16, 2018

The Minnesota men's basketball team will play its 21st game of the season against Maryland Thursday. In the meantime, Gophers starting center Reggie Lynch will practice with the team while he appeals a...

Editorial: Professors should accommodate DACA-affected students’ needs

December 7, 2017

We live in a United States that is vastly different than in years past. Many events have changed the political, social and physical circumstances in which students, and the American people, interact and...

Editorial: Al Franken should resign

December 7, 2017

More facts about alleged sexual misconduct by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., have surfaced since the Leeann Tweeden allegation of sexual misconduct and photo of Franken groping her surfaced on Nov. 16. Since...

Editorial: Minnesota should take tangible steps to improve Native rights

December 4, 2017

Recently, President Donald Trump welcomed three veterans of the “code talker” program to the White House for an event honoring their service. After one of the survivors and a former chairman of the...

Editorial: Student impacts should be valued in tax reform

November 30, 2017

With a GOP sponsored tax reform bill already passed through the U.S. House of Representatives, and a vote on a similar proposal in the U.S. Senate likely coming soon, the tax system may look drastically...

Editorial: Voters should engage representatives

November 27, 2017

With Minneapolis municipal elections in the past, it will be nearly a year until most Twin Cities residents think about engaging in the political sphere. The U.S. midterm elections are seemingly and strangely...

Editorial: Making reparations from sexual misconduct

November 20, 2017

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) was recently accused by Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles radio host, of kissing and groping her without her consent. This accusation of misconduct was from two years before Franken...

Editorial: Affordable housing policy should emphasize livability

November 16, 2017

Recently, a private inspection of the new Prime Place Apartments building revealed serious fire safety violations that placed more than 100 University of Minnesota students in jeopardy. Additionally, the...

Editorial: Voters should do more to understand ranked-choice voting

November 13, 2017

Ranked-choice voting (RCV) was amended into the Minneapolis city charter in 2006, and it was first used in the 2009 municipal election. This voting system was on full display during the 2017 municipal...

Editorial: Go vote in the Minneapolis election on Nov. 7

November 6, 2017

Last week, we endorsed a series of candidates for mayor of Minneapolis as well as many city council positions that affect the vast student body on campus. Our ballot choices reflected the priorities and...

From left: Ward 3 City Council Member Jacob Frey, Mayor Betsy Hodges and State Representative Raymond Dehn

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for Minneapolis mayor

October 30, 2017

Editorial: Our endorsement process Minneapolis is a quickly expanding, progressive and complicated city with a population that projects its diversity and core values. Incumbent Mayor Betsy Hodges has had...

From left: Ward 3 City Council candidates Steve Fletcher, Samantha Pree-Stinson and Ginger Jentzen

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for Ward 3

October 30, 2017

Editorial: Our endorsement process Ward 3 is a robust part of the City of Minneapolis. The ward is comprised of major parts of the Downtown East and Downtown West neighborhoods, which are extremely business-heavy,...

From left: Ward 6 City Council Member Abdi Warsame and challenger Mohamud Noor

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for Ward 6

October 30, 2017

Editorial: Our endorsement process Abdi Warsame, the current city council member representing Ward 6 of Minneapolis, was elected in 2013 as the first Somali-American in a municipal office. During this...

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for Ward 2

October 30, 2017

Editorial: Our endorsement process Ward 2 in Minneapolis is a thriving industrial and commercial ward currently headed by City Council Member Cam Gordon, who is running unopposed for his fourth term. Ward...

Editorial: Our endorsement process

October 30, 2017

From Oct. 6 to Oct. 20, the four members of the Minnesota Daily’s editorial board interviewed 10 candidates for the Minneapolis mayoral and city council races at the Daily’s office. The candidates...

Editorial: Health providers should mandate employee vaccinations

October 26, 2017

Recently, a labor union in the Duluth area filed a complaint with a federal judge that, if allowed, would block Essentia Health from firing an employee that has refused to get a flu shot. The company had...

Editorial: Blanket solutions won’t work for Minnesota’s mental health system

October 23, 2017

Recently, a report by the Star Tribune presented a challenging dilemma. Over the past six years, taxpayers have funded $92 million in housing for patients that no longer required mental health treatment...

Editorial: Students should participate in public comments for sexual assault policy

October 19, 2017

Recently, the University of Minnesota adjusted its sexual misconduct policy in response to last year’s football scandal and new federal recommendations. Last year, 10 Gophers football players were suspended...

Editorial: Out-of-state tuition hike proposal should be approached with caution

October 16, 2017

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s proposal for consecutive 15 percent tuition increases for nonresidents would spell an almost $4,000 increase for nonresident, non-reciprocity (NRNR) students...

Editorial: University professors should consider cost of textbooks

October 12, 2017

On college campuses, buying textbooks for classes can be a painful experience. Each year, students log onto their respective MyU accounts and purchase the textbooks for their classes — sometimes that...

UMN student groups Turning Point USA, College Republicans and the Minnesota Republics panels on the Washington Avenue Bridge on Saturday morning. By Sunday morning, all nine panels were painted over.

Editorial: Stop vandalizing the Washington Avenue Bridge

October 9, 2017

As a long-standing tradition of the University of Minnesota, student groups across campus are annually granted permission to paint the interior panels of the Washington Avenue Bridge to advertise their...

Editorial: Yes. We should politicize this

October 5, 2017

When is it time for mourning and when is it time for action?  Many debate this, internally, after a significant evil leaves an imprint upon society in the form of death and tragedy. Oct. 1, 2017 will...

Editorial: Career fairs should not divide the University campus

October 2, 2017

When it comes to sporting events, the University of Minnesota rallies behind our maroon and gold logo and our mascot as a display of unity and inclusivity. We do this because, at the end of the day, we...

Editorial: Campus policing statistics promising, yet issues arise

September 28, 2017

Every fall, the campus at the University of Minnesota swells to the size of a small city as students pour into the campus from all over the world. This evidently leads to a higher volume of crime as the...

The front of Coffman Memorial Union as seen on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Editorial: Renaming Coffman is necessary but insufficient

September 25, 2017

The Coffman Memorial Union’s heritage courses through our campus history. It has long been a place for students to meet, and spend their time, immersed in the college experience. Various multicultural...

Editorial: Student debt increases warrant government action

September 21, 2017

According a recent report by the University of Minnesota Government and Community Relations, a third of bachelor’s students graduate with approximately $16,000 of student debt, and nearly one fourth...

Editorial: New housing development plans need regulation

September 18, 2017

A new apartment complex means more housing opportunities for the people of Minneapolis and, specifically, University of Minnesota students. The student body claims a large part of northeast Minneapolis...

Editorial: International student groups should be safe space for all

September 14, 2017

Student groups are an important part of college life. For many students, they are a place to find a sense of purpose and community.  International student groups are especially valuable because a...

Editorial: Protect DACA beneficiaries

September 11, 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 5 marked a dark day for some 800,000 beneficiaries — and many more supporters — of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Donald Trump announced that he...

Editorial: Non-tenured UMN faculty should continue pushing for unionization

September 7, 2017

The last 40 years have not been kind to pro-union organizers at the University of Minnesota. Unionization has been unsuccessfully attempted four times by University staff in four separate decades. Upon...

Editorial: MSA and Dining Services need to be proactive about students needs

September 5, 2017

The Minnesota Student Association announced that, beginning Tuesday, University of Minnesota dining halls would feature halal and kosher options. In a Facebook post made by the group on Aug. 24, the options...

Editorial: Trump puts transgender rights in peril

August 2, 2017

On July 27, President Donald Trump issued an order to ban all transgender people from the military. In a tweet, President Trump questioned the military readiness of transgender troops. Fortunately, this...

Editorial: Curbing local police brutality

July 26, 2017

On July 15, Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor responded to a 911 call by Justine Damond concerning a potential sexual assault. Soon after, Noor had fatally shot and killed Damond. This shooting was...

Editorial: Charging stations needed at the U

July 19, 2017

Electric cars are quickly gaining popularity within our state. Starting this January, Minnesotan owners of fully electric cars will be required to pay a fee each year to make up for the gas revenue that...

Editorial: More should be done for sexual health awareness

July 19, 2017

Recently, President Eric Kaler told the Minnesota Daily that the University of Minnesota had developed a heavily comprehensive sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention and education program. This...

Editorial: New housing law is discriminatory

July 12, 2017

Disabled people face multiple types of discrimination throughout their lives.In November, a bill was passed that allowed the cities of West and South St. Paul to prohibit those who use government assistance...

Editorial: Don’t hurry into $15 Minimum Wage

July 12, 2017

Minneapolis recently passed an ordinance to bring the minimum wage to $15 by 2024, which has drawn the criticism of many. The key case in mind when comparing economic impacts is Seattle, which for many...

Editorial: Police, Pride and a better way to protest in Minneapolis

July 5, 2017

Minneapolis is a city with one of the largest gay populations in the country. This means that creating an inclusive space for those in the LGBT community needs to be a priority. The annual Gay Pride parade...

Editorial: Campus should be a safe place for all

June 28, 2017

Nabra Hassenen, 19, was kidnapped, beaten and then killed because of her status as a Muslim earlier this month. Hate crimes against Muslims have risen across the globe and are all over the media. While...

Editorial: Out of state tuition hikes a necessary evil

June 26, 2017

Last week, the Board of Regents discussed the need to raise student tuitions. In their finalized budget, they raised tuition by 2 percent for residents, and 12.5 percent for incoming nonresident students.Tuition...

Editorial: Trump logo on shirts isn’t offensive

June 21, 2017

Censorship has remained a highly controversial topic within our nation and on our campus. Incidents during our last Paint the Bridge event led to conversations about what type of speech is and is not acceptable....

Editorial: Police must display caution with reporters

June 21, 2017

Last weekend, thousands of people protested the failure of a jury to charge Officer Jeronimo Yanez for shooting Philando Castile last July. Yanez had charges of manslaughter and public endangerment for...

Editorial: Laws that unjustly protect police officers must change

June 17, 2017

In July of last year, Philando Castile's death sparked massive protest and public demands to address the systemic injustices facing African Americans and the use of undue deadly force by police officers....

Editorial: Measles show health disparities

June 14, 2017

Last month, Minnesota experienced its largest outbreak of measles in the past three decades. Currently, 76 cases have rattled the state with most involving the Somali-American community near Hennepin County....

Editorial: U should adhere to Paris accords

June 14, 2017

When Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord, criticism mounted against the president’s actions. In a near consensus, experts posited that the agreement was a groundbreaking and impactful...

Editorial: Standing in solidarity with students at St. Olaf

May 4, 2017

Fed up with continued reports of racist incidents on St. Olaf’s campus, a group of the college’s students shut down the cafeteria and boycotted classes earlier this week — before the school cancelled...

Editorial: UMN Student Services Fee should not be made optional

May 1, 2017

Last week, the Minnesota Daily reported on a legislative proposal that could impact funding for a number of groups and students resources on the University of Minnesota campus, including the Boynton Health...

Editorial: Post-recession, state funding for higher ed lags. This is unacceptable.

April 28, 2017

In Monday’s edition of the Minnesota Daily, reporter Ryan Faircloth explored the fact that funding for the University of Minnesota and Minnesota higher education at-large has not bounced back...

Editorial: Strides and shortfalls in mental health: More can be done at UMN

April 24, 2017

In its January meeting, the University of Minnesota Senate Committee on Educational Policy approved a policy change that would prohibit instructors from requiring verification for single, non-medical treatment...

Lab technician Mark Mulivahill works in the Center for Drug Design with assistant professor  Christine Salomon in a lab in theVFW Cancer Research Building.

Editorial: Trump’s proposed cuts to research institutions hurts scientific progress

April 20, 2017

The Trump administration has proposed disastrous budget cuts to various research institutions in the United States, namely the National Institute of Health (NIH), and various subsidiary institutional bodies....

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Editorial: New campus apartment seems to have hollow promises

April 17, 2017

When you’re a University of Minnesota student, the question of housing seems to occupy half of your conversations no matter the time of year.As soon as you’ve secured a unit to rent for next year,...

Editorial: UMN’s Immigration Response Team vital for inclusion

April 13, 2017

Earlier this year, a petition started by Minnesota Student Association President Abeer Syedah gained widespread traction across the student body. The document outlined the need for protection of immigrant...

Editorial: State Legislature must come together to fund the UMN

April 10, 2017

Last week, spending bills, which would affect how much funding the University of Minnesota gets from the state, passed at the Minnesota Legislature — but not without political division.The House’s...

Editorial: Title IX training for dorm advisors is a positive step

April 10, 2017

According to a Minnesota Daily report last week, Tina Marisam — the University of Minnesota’s Title IX coordinator — discussed new training procedures for residence hall community advisors...

Editorial: UMN is making strides in promoting diversity in STEM

April 6, 2017

Student groups in the College of Science and Engineering such as Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Society for Women Engineers, and other CSE diversity-oriented groups came together Monday...

Joseph Fagerhaugh, left, and Aaron Rustand, right, check out the vandalized panel on the Washington Avenue Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. We heard about it and wanted to check it out, Rustand said. They already spray painted over it ... they did a good job, Fagerhaugh said.

Editorial: Providing free speech resources at UMN is welcome move

April 3, 2017

In the past year, several instances have spotlighted free speech on the University of Minnesota campus, as well as questions surrounding the school’s policy, which supports students exercising their...

Editorial: At UMN, student service fees play an important role

March 30, 2017

Currently, a bill is being debated in the Minnesota Legislature that would make student service fees (SSF) optional, allowing students to opt out of a higher tuition for services that they might not be...

Editorial: In midst of budget shortfalls, MSA must rebound

March 27, 2017

Every year, it seems, candidates in Minnesota Student Association (MSA) are embroiled in some debate over rule violations by the All-Campus Election Commission. Last year, for example, Abeer Syedah and...

Editorial: We must work to correct ethics shortcomings at UMN

March 23, 2017

In 2015, the head of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Psychiatry stepped down over criticism of the treatment of human subjects in research.This criticism came after the state of Minnesota...

University President Eric Kaler fields questions from the audience at his State of the University address in Coffman Memorial Union on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Editorial: Kaler’s new UMN sexual assault initiatives are a welcome move

March 20, 2017

During Eric Kaler’s recent State of the University speech, the University of Minnesota president noted the prevalence of sexual assault on campus, which has been brought to light this school year, especially...

MSA candidates make their opening statements at the MSA Debate in Coffman Memorial Union Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

After contentious elections, MSA must work to build UMN campus trust

March 19, 2017

The election is over, and the dust has settled. In the heavily contentious election, Trish Palermo and Erik Hillesheim ran a successful campaign to secure the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) presidency...

MSA candidates make their opening statements at the MSA Debate in Coffman Memorial Union Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Get out and vote in UMN’s MSA elections

March 3, 2017

Every year, the University of Minnesota’s student body leadership — the Minnesota Student Association —changes hands. This year, students at the University will choose from four different...

White House press shutout is an opportunity for journalists

February 27, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer barred a number of press outlets, including The New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN, from attending a press briefing on Friday.The Washington Post notes...

After Indian shooting in Kansas, providing support on UMN campus

February 27, 2017

Last week, Adam W. Purinton yelled ethnic slurs at two Indian men at the Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kan. before leaving. He then brought a firearm back to the bar and shot them both with a premeditated...

Scott Pruitt as EPA head is harmful for our environment

February 23, 2017

Last week, the Senate approved the nomination of Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency — the government entity whose purpose is to protect our country’s land, water, and air.The...

An anti-Semitic poster spotted by McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota.

Action must be taken to address uptick in anti-Semitic cases on UMN campus

February 21, 2017

The University of Minnesota campus was hit with a spate of anti-Semitic incidents last week, mirroring an unsettling national trend of increased hate speech directed at Jews.Since December, the University’s...

Minnesota Student Association, like all politics, is subject to stalemates

February 16, 2017

For the past few years, students have petitioned for the installation of a fall break. Nearly every year, candidates running for top positions in the Minnesota Student Association — the University’s...

Campus acts on climate change should be recognized, continued

February 13, 2017

Last week, the Minnesota Daily reported that the University of Minnesota is halfway to meeting its goal of reducing campus carbon emissions 50 percent by 2020 — a goal that was initially outlined...

Gophers defensive back Ray Buford tackles Cornhuskers tight end Cethan Carter at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.

UMN panel’s decision to expel four Gophers players was the right move

February 6, 2017

A three-person University of Minnesota panel issued sanctions against six of the ten Gophers football players accused of a Sept. 2 sexual misconduct Friday, bookending a months-long scandal that has blighted...

Trump and the overextension of the presidential decree

February 2, 2017

Opponents of former President Barack Obama widely criticized his use of executive actions. Issuing a total of 277 orders in his tenure, Obama was accused by Congress of bypassing checks established in...

Protesters march on Cedar Avenue to speak out against President Donald Trump on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Students gathered outside the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and marched to City Hall, joining with groups from other colleges and communities along the way.

President Trump’s immigration order isn’t just un-American, it’s dangerous

January 30, 2017

The logbooks of Ellis Island, the railway lines threaded across the U.S., even the common refrain of “God Bless America” are all affixed with an American history deeply rooted in immigration. No artifice,...

Novel collaborations may lead the way in healthcare

January 26, 2017

Allina, one of Minnesota’s largest health care providers and Aetna, one of the United States’ leading health care insurers, recently announced the construction of a Minnesota-based insurance company...

Trump may become the least popular president of our lifetime — that could be dangerous

January 24, 2017

President Donald Trump — that’s the first time we’ve typed those words in an editorial without jest or shock — was inaugurated Friday in front of a crowd dwarfed by that of the protest...

Protesting political faux and foes

January 20, 2017

More than 60 members of Congress are planning to boycott Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration at Capitol Hill, citing opposition to his divisive policies, and calling his presidency illegitimate due to...

A new, darker year brings less optimistic priorities

January 17, 2017

Next Friday, Donald Trump will become the new president of the United States — the first in many current university students’ lifetimes that they voted for or against, and the first Commander in...

Why Kaler protests are counterproductive

December 12, 2016

On Friday, 30 demonstrators from Students for a Democratic Society — a student organization on campus — disrupted a Board of Regents meeting. Their grievances reflected important issues on...

Faculty ruling an important first step

December 8, 2016

The lack of a union at the University has allowed the administration to take unilateral decisions regarding pay and hours, which has drawn criticism by many union proponents.In late September, the Minnesota...

U’s Ban the Box effort symbolic, but may pose different problems

December 6, 2016

Following a nationwide push known as Ban the Box, the University of Minnesota announced it will no longer ask prospective students about their criminal history starting with the class of 2018.Momentum...

Kaler’s statement about immigrants a positive step

December 6, 2016

Early last week, President Kaler’s office issued an important statement about his office’s support for undocumented University of Minnesota students and staff.We support the statement made by Kaler...

Realizing the Boundary Waters conundrum

December 1, 2016

Minnesota is one of the country's mining giants. It is currently the largest producer of iron ore and taconite in the United States. The Minnesota River Valley is also a vast ground for clay mining.When...

DAPL needs to be stopped by executive action

November 29, 2016

After months of protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the construction seemed to have come to a standstill by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. President Obama has recently made remarks about alternative...

At Thanksgiving, don’t skip out on the conversation about politics

November 22, 2016

In a few days, for Thanksgiving, many of us will sit down with our extended families for the first time since the most contentious, polarizing and shocking election of our lifetimes. We will be in close...

Dakota Access Pipeline must not again fall out of view

November 22, 2016

After months of protest against the Dakota Access pipeline, the construction has come to a standstill by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. President Obama also recently made remarks about alternative routes...

The need for comprehensive education reform

November 18, 2016

With the election over, the time has come for President-elect Donald Trump to decide how, or — in some of his critics eyes — if he will address educational policy in this country and what to...

In wake of election, targeted voices must be heard and protected

November 16, 2016

The election on Tuesday was a perfect demonstration of the division in our country. Days after Donald Trump’s win, many cases of intimidation and aggression against a host of minority communities—...

Now that the election is over, MSA presidents should leave partisanship at the door

November 10, 2016

The Minnesota Student Association is the University’s student government. But this governing body does not rely on political parties to represent difference in views and perspectives; it relies on debates...

Latest act of hate speech proves campus is not safe for all

November 7, 2016

This past week, two abhorrent incidents targeted the University of Minnesota’s Muslim community. On Thursday, the spray-painted word “ISIS” was discovered on the Muslim Students Association’s Washington...

Cedar-Riverside Opportunity Center is a step in the right direction

November 3, 2016

The increasing focus on job production for Minnesota’s Somali population is an important step to support one of our state’s most vital communities.Last year, Minneapolis hosted a job fair aimed at...

Trump deserves to be called what he is: a bigot

October 31, 2016

Last week, the Minnesota Daily officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president — a move that would surprise no regular reader of this paper’s editorial section.We have railed against Clinton’s...

In this election cycle, environmental policy is of great importance

October 28, 2016

During the presidential debates, the closest question addressing any of the environmental issues facing the United States was on energy independence. This wasn’t enough to address the issue of climate...

In this election cycle, cast your vote for Hillary

October 26, 2016

After the third and final presidential debate, Hillary Clinton’s intellectual domination over Donald Trump has been made profoundly evident. Her knowledge and nuance in policy — both domestic and...

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday.

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize win signals the shifting tide of “literature”

October 17, 2016

In a surprising turn Thursday, the Swedish Academy awarded Minnesota-native and vagabond folk singer Bob Dylan, 75, the Nobel Prize in Literature — a radical move for a well-deserving artist who...

Trump would spell ruin for nations’ trans and gender non-conforming folks

October 13, 2016

The past week and a half has been marked by a flurry of leaks and reports that many pundits say could spell, at last, the end of Donald Trump’s campaign for presidency. Or, considering that he very well...

Campus Climate Event a Missed Opportunity

October 11, 2016

Last week, the Paint the Bridge event sparked controversy on campus. The University of Minnesota student group College Republicans painted a mural with the words, “Build the Wall,” featured prominently...

Words are not spoken in a void

October 6, 2016

On Monday, we printed an editorial that was critical of President Kaler’s response to the College Republican’s “Build the Wall” panel and free speech on campus. A number of members of the...

A person walks in Dinkytown on May 8, 2014.

In defense of Dinkytown businesses

October 6, 2016

In 1970 University of Minnesota students could take a short stroll down 4th Street SE in Dinkytown and experience the whole gamut of local, ma-and-pa enterprises — grocers, sundry bookshops,...

In a time of bigotry, we must support humanity, condemn hate

October 3, 2016

On Friday, a University of Minnesota student group, College Republicans, painted a panel on the Washington Avenue Bridge that not only extolled their support of Donald Trump’s bid for president,...

At presidential debate, a split screen shows the true colors of candidates

October 1, 2016

As always, the first presidential debate began with an explanation of the rules by the moderator, NBC anchor Lester Holt. Then, the two candidates strode to the middle of the floor, clasped hands and stepped...

Gun Policy Transparency Act is a necessary measure

September 26, 2016

Earlier this month, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., introduced legislation that would require colleges and universities to be more transparent about their gun policies — Iif passed, the law would mandate...