The Minnesota Daily

All content by William Bornhoft

The state of work in America

March 25, 2014

Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” is filled with expansive, iconic Midwestern scenery. The entire film is in black and white, which gives the sweeping landscape a barren and lifeless hue like...

The importance of fossil fuels

October 25, 2013

Student activism has a rich and storied history at many U.S. colleges and universities. From marching against the Vietnam War to advocating for lower tuition, protest movements started by students play...

The wrong way to do the news

July 2, 2013

If Aaron Sorkin produced the news, America would be a better country. That’s the message presented by the first season of HBO’s “The Newsroom,” a series in which anchor Will McAvoy...

The case for community

May 11, 2013

  In present day America, we tend to categorize problems in one of two ways: either it’s a problem the state should take care of, or it should be up to the individual to solve (or avoid) it...

The church in the modern age

February 25, 2013

“Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years” read an article published by the Associated Press early Feb. 11. Few other institutions...

Labor in decline

February 4, 2013

  President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address gave the pundits what they wanted; a passionate, unapologetic, philosophical argument for progressivism in the 21st century that would reenergize...

Abolish the debt limit

January 13, 2013

Until the 112th Congress came to Washington, lawmakers raised the federal debt limit without much attention from their constituents or the media. Neither major party considered delaying the vote until...

What’s been lost in the ideological shake-up

October 1, 2012

Since the end of the Bush era, conservatives have been clamoring to redefine the ideological soul of the Republican Party. By most accounts, the hawkish, neo-conservatism of the Bush Administration had...