The Minnesota Daily

All content by Johnathan Brown

Kagan, Patraeus and the enemy extreme

May 12, 2010

Amidst a cascade of world events, Barack Obama announced the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday. The LA Times reported from Washington Tuesday that “Elena Kagan’s limited...

The blitzkrieg flux of corporate globalization, or, ‘crisis’

May 12, 2010

If you’ve read any national and world news in the last couple weeks, you have probably thought to yourself, “What the hell is going on?” So far this spring, we have the Tea Party being criticized...

Reform ensures healthy profits for drug industry

March 24, 2010

Note: The editorial blog is an alternative space for opinion writers to explore issues independently. Views expressed here do not necessarily represent the collective opinion of the Minnesota Daily Editorial...

Political motion and ideological uncertainty

January 29, 2010

One has to wonder, after the landslide Democratic super-victory in 2008, why so little has been accomplished. The usual suspects tend to be a weak Democratic Party or an obstructive Republican one, but...

Tragedy developing

November 6, 2009

"Thirteen people have been killed and thirty-one wounded. ...The major was Nidal Malik Hassan. ...he'd become increasingly hostile about the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...BBC World News."  At...

Students can’t afford fiscal reality

October 11, 2009

Last Thursday afternoon, the McNamara Alumni Center warmly welcomed me in, or so IâÄôd thought, my face frozen from the fall wind. Only after I entered the crystalline geomorphic dome and sat down...

Time to abort an exhausted debate

September 21, 2009

Well you did it: within merely two weeks working as Opinions/Editorials Editor at the Minnesota Daily I have been bombarded with more letters to the editor and guest columns than I could ever have dreamed...

A tough shot to swallow

June 26, 2009

The Minneapolis City Council may soon have on its agenda a proposal to hold bars responsible for what patrons do off-premises. The move would ask the state to give cities the power to suspend or revoke...

Who doesn’t like a good stimulus? A contrarian take on recent history

February 13, 2009

Amid the greatest rut in recent memory, America starving for action, the prudish conservatives can’t help but cringe at the sight of Obama's much-anticipated stimulus. While the GOPassé grumbles,...

Monday’s smoking ban forum

December 5, 2008

The Minnesota Daily has been host to myriad opinions regarding the University's proposed outdoor smoking ban. Letters both pro and con have poured in throughout the semester; clearly this...

Bachmann and the Ballots

November 20, 2008

If you prayed to God all night long that Michelle Bachmann would lose her Sixth District Congressional seat November 4th, look on the bright side: you get to have Michelle Bachmann represent...

A Democratic Landslide Underway?

November 5, 2008

Two years ago on Election Day I went door knocking in Bailey Hall and other University dorms with the Minnesota Student Association. Much to my chagrin I was met with thick apathy, finding that less than...