The Minnesota Daily

All content by Jake Parsley

Is the op-ed dead?

April 25, 2010

So how exactly does a columnist such as myself begin a column in which he argues his newspaper probably doesnâÄôt really need columnists anymore? Yeah, this could get awkward. First off, let me...

Grave abuse of power

March 1, 2010

ItâÄôs tough out there for the undead. Consider the following chilling story: Nightfall was descending on Minneapolis on July 22, 2006. The city was in the midst of the Aquatennial, an annual festival...

Free to be You?

January 31, 2010

To his opponents, John Yoo represents the worst aspects of the recently departed Bush administration. Yoo worked as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department...

Wikipedia will set you free, if it’s true

November 18, 2009

Consider the following: I was reading David BrooksâÄô column on The New York TimesâÄô Web site yesterday when I came across a reference to the ancient Chinese custom of foot binding. Being...

Court’s drug ruling completely sober

November 1, 2009

When the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision on Oct. 22 declaring that possession of bong water containing elements of methamphetamines is a âÄúfirst degree controlled substance crimeâÄù...

The kids are not alright

October 14, 2009

Lamonte Martin was 17 years old when he and two of his companions killed Christopher Lynch on May 3, 2006. Martin was charged with first-degree premeditated murder, which, under Minnesota law, means he...

Internet intervention: is Net neutrality necessary?

September 27, 2009

The Internet, it would appear, has become something of a big deal. Consider the outcry when a tiny little corner of the Internet like Gmail crashes for a few hours, like it did last Thursday . Or the turmoil...

Hillary and the High Court

September 15, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court kicked off their fall term a little early last Wednesday, and the center of attention was none other than current Secretary of State and American political mainstay Hillary Rodham...