The Minnesota Daily

All content by Jacob Swede

Supreme Court folds on gambling

April 21, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court has a long history of disregarding American IndiansâÄô complaints; on Monday another chapter was added to that sad history with the denial to hear the case Wolfchild et al....

Int’l protesters need US to help

April 13, 2010

Abraham Lincoln once said, âÄúThose who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.âÄù AmericaâÄôs failure to assist burgeoning democracies damns their peoples to tyranny...

A lament for American exceptionalism

April 4, 2010

In 1779, John Paul Jones, AmericaâÄôs first well-known naval figure, sailed a squadron of dilapidated merchant ships to EnglandâÄôs mainland coast. This act was more than a pragmatic step...

Politicians need education reform schooling

March 28, 2010

After the DemocratsâÄô recent slam dunk on health care reform, President Barack Obama will have plenty of political capital to expend on legislative priorities, such as the overhaul of No Child...

A tale of two earthquakes

March 3, 2010

âÄúSpeak truth to powerâÄù has long been a mantra for journalists, but recent coverage of Haiti and Chile has shown that idea to be anything but the case. The earthquake in Chile was 500...

Ron Paul revolution sweeps CPAC

February 23, 2010

At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, a symposium of the rightâÄôs most vehement factions, all the major contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination sallied forth...

Grand jury comparison inappropriate

November 24, 2009

When I read the Nov. 23 letter to the editor âÄúSolidarity with political prisoners,âÄù I was left feeling disheartened and even a bit cheapened. As a long-time former citizen of Mankato,...