The Minnesota Daily

All content by Matthew Brophy

Why the right scares me

April 30, 2003

While some might worry themselves about what's scary about the political left, I think it's important, in counterpoint, to consider what's scary about the political right. After all, the last politician...

Responsibility falls not just on rioters

April 17, 2003

The rioters are idiots; everyone acknowledges that. Criminally, they vandalized, stole and committed arson. They should be held liable and charged to the fullest extent of the law. On top of this, their...

‘Right to know’ bill harasses pregnant women

March 13, 2003

An insidious Trojan horse has infiltrated Minnesota legislation. Concealed in its dark underbelly is religious fundamentalism. Deceptively named the "Women's Right To Know" bill, this legislation harasses...

Sexual economics masquerades as romantic love

February 14, 2003

Love - that sweetest quintessence, that transcendent sentiment, that feeling that moves the world. It's Valentine's Day, the annual celebration of romantic love. Today is when guys take their girlfriends...

Reality TV exploits human suffering

January 29, 2003

There was a mentally challenged kid in my high school the "normal" kids always made fun of. Kids would ask him to dance, and he would - thinking the laughter was with him rather than at him. During lunch,...

Bush sneaks religion into science: Embryos are ‘human subjects’

November 6, 2002

Anti-abortion dogma is being smuggled into our scientific legislation. The George W. Bush administration recently slipped into a federal advisory committee charter the proclamation that embryos are now...

Believe it or not: subscribing to the paranormal

October 23, 2002

A psychic told me Monday that my moon sign is in the House of Leo. I'm not sure what that means exactly, but she seemed to know. For 20 minutes, we stared at stones, cards and charts as she tried to divine...

A naturalist’s guide to downtown night life

October 9, 2002

More fascinating than the plains of the Serengeti, more intriguing than the rainforests of Brazil, is the bar scene of downtown. Every Friday and Saturday night, males and females congregate in the various...

Bush creates Orwellian society

September 27, 2002

Freedom is Slavery; War is Peace; Ignorance is Strength. This is the motto heralded by Big Brother in George Orwell's book, "1984." This motto might as well be from the George W. Bush administration. Since...