The Minnesota Daily

All content by Matt Telleen

Bake sale neglected affirmative action for the wealthy

April 7, 2003

Last month, Campus Republicans sold Rice Krispie bars at different prices to people of different races as a way to "incite debate" about what they feel are unjust affirmative action policies at the University...

Bush ignores valued advisers

March 3, 2003

When high school basketball phenom LeBron James was suspended earlier this year for accepting free basketball jerseys, commentators bemoaned the lack of guidance in the young man's life. Who were his advisers?...

Assimilation policy is uneasy answer to immigration problems

February 13, 2003

The American reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks has left President George W. Bush in a difficult position regarding immigration. National security demands tighter border restrictions and increased controls,...

Eliminating welfare will not eliminate the cost of the disadvantaged on society

November 22, 2002

Since the late 1990s, this country has enforced time limits on the welfare benefits that Americans can receive when they cannot support themselves financially. With the new Republican-controlled House...

When politics is a game, democracy loses

November 4, 2002

Sen. Paul Wellstone's death last month revealed some unsettling aspects of how we think about politics and elections. The first discouraging comments came from Wellstone's campaign treasurer, Rick Kahn....

Loyalty to the Second Amendment is misguided

October 21, 2002

The sniper attacks this month near the nation's capital might or might not be the acts of terrorists, but they are certainly terrifying. No matter what the motives behind the attacks might be, the shooter...

School vouchers leave no parents behind

October 7, 2002

In late August, the Supreme Court ruled in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris that an Ohio school voucher program did not violate the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution. The government would give parents...

Racial profiling fuels community mistrust

September 23, 2002

On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Americans were reminded of the heroism shown by firefighters and police officers in the face of last year's tragedy. These brave men and women have reached a...