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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by David Steinberg

Journalists Trump TV personalities

Published December 14, 2011

Nobody watches presidential debates for the moderators. Rarely do they get proper acclaim for a job well done, and they are often held in disdain for any failure, no matter the size. They are almost taken...

The divided Grand Old Party

Published December 7, 2011

Last Friday, Dec. 2, the leader of the Minnesota Republican Party, Tony Sutton, unexpectedly resigned. Many state Republicans have said that they never saw this coming, as Sutton kept his announcement...

A vote for new elections

Published November 28, 2011

Minnesota is leading the charge against the conventional voting system, instead preferring a method called instant runoff voting, or ranked-choice voting. This system is very new to political elections...

GOP’s tortured logic

Published November 21, 2011

Every four years, during the election cycles, the term âÄòexceptionalismâÄô re-enters our cultural lexicon. Rick Perry recently stated that we currently have tenants in the White House...

Cain campaign needs ethics refresher

Published November 14, 2011

What if a professor of yours held a study session for an upcoming exam but simply dodged every single question? That frustration you would hypothetically feel is probably similar to how political journalists...

National primaries primed for change

Published November 7, 2011

For the first time in United States history, there is chance the state primaries will begin the year before the election, in December. The presidential primary and caucus season is approaching very quickly,...

A candidate with a message

Published October 24, 2011

Buddy Roemer is the GOP presidential candidate nobody has heard of. He hasnâÄôt held a position in government in sixteen years, and the last time he did, he switched from a Democrat to a Republican...

The failures of Cain’s tax plan

Published October 17, 2011

From winning straw polls, to being the focus of a nationally televised debate, to leading in the national polls, Herman Cain has experienced a meteoric rise in the GOP primary this fall, with his marketable...

‘Waive’ goodbye to No Child Left Behind

Published October 5, 2011

It was recently announced that 1,056 schools out of 2,255 in Minnesota, eight more than last year, are not making âÄúadequate yearly progress.âÄù The crime, however, isnâÄôt that...

Get the stadium deal moving

Published September 28, 2011

By now everyone has heard something about the issues surrounding a new VikingâÄôs stadium âÄî although there are now so many possibilities of what that âÄúsomethingâÄù could...

The political assault on science

Published September 21, 2011

Last week, we had the opportunity to watch the first couple debates of the GOP primary, including the CNN/Tea Party debate. And while we may not have heard anything more than talking points, this was the...

Fixing neighborhoods one at a time

Published September 12, 2011

The U.S. Department of Education has created a new funding program called Promise Neighborhoods which gives funding to local organizations that provide stable and enriching experiences for children in...

Bringing an end to unfair redistricting

Published August 10, 2011

We all know that every decade the U.S. government counts every citizen within its borders; itâÄôs constitutionally mandated. However, something many people do not know is that legislators redraw...

A broken promise or a broken system?

Published July 27, 2011

When politicians make a promise to the people, you hope they keep it. But their promises should never prevent them from negotiating. And when members of the GOP sign the Americans for Tax Reform pledge,...

Don’t let the shutdown linger

Published July 13, 2011

With the state shutdown now almost two weeks long, many are becoming worried about an even lengthier hiatus. "If this thing goes to the State Fair, it will probably go to January. ThatâÄôs my gut,"...

Lessons learned from Ireland

Published June 29, 2011

âÄúFailte Roimh Gach DuineâÄù âÄî a phrase that loosely translates to âÄúWelcome AllâÄù âÄî can be seen on a mural in the heart of conflict-riddled Belfast,...