The Northerner

Fashion police can put guns away

September 15, 2004

The following editorial appeared in The Kansas City Star on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004: When it comes to fashion, you have to love that swinging pendulum. Who knows when it finally went too far. Janet Jackson's...

Space scouts ineffective

March 3, 2004

Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service (KRT) The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday, March 1: Feel that breeze? Something just passed by. Good thing, too. This something was...

In case of Bull Durham, free speech depends on who’s making the rules

April 22, 2003

They live throughout this nation, not in uniform, though armed with vitriol and misguided patriotism. And when they are called on the carpet for maligning those who disagree with them, reminded of the...

Lisa Marie through the years

April 15, 2003

Feb. 1, 1968: Born to Elvis and Priscilla Presley, nine months after her parents are married. Oct. 9, 1973: Elvis and Priscilla divorce; Lisa Marie goes to live with Mom in Los Angeles, but frequently...

Cutting college costs not an easy thing to do

April 8, 2003

With the price of higher education soaring, one congressman has a controversial plan to steady costs. Rep. Howard McKeon, R.-Calif., who heads a House subcommittee on higher-education policy, recently...

Dissent doesn’t equal disloyalty in U.S.

March 25, 2003

Not since the Vietnam War has the American public been so divided about the prospect of a military engagement, or so resoundingly vocal about it. Beyond the tens of thousands who have taken to the streets...

College sports in jeopardy

February 25, 2003

A federal commission was supposed to settle the college sports controversy created by Title IX--the 1972 law barring sex discrimination in education. Instead, the panel punted. It couldn't even bring itself...

Court needs to set clear guides on Affirmative Action

January 21, 2003

Affirmative action is one of those high-octane issues that Americans often are reluctant to discuss. But that didn't stop the U.S. Supreme Court from deciding to revisit the subject, at least as it relates...

Fighting hate on campus

December 3, 2002

Something ugly has been happening on some college campuses. Several have reported anti-Semitic incidents and some Jewish students are complaining of a hostile, almost threatening, atmosphere. Much of the...

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