The Sundial

Sundial Poetry

Skyler Maxwell

March 23, 2010

Black Man Black Man black man is all that they be clappin tryin to tear my image down like I don’t even exist then you want to get all scared when you see that shadow in the midst pumpin the fist yeah that’s me and I’m coming closer, but not for you I’m coming to accomplish my dreams while...

Common Sense: If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free

Harrison Leonard

March 22, 2010

Harrison Leonard Contributing columnist In 2005, Senate Republicans threatened to employ the “nuclear option,” a crafty procedural rule that would allow the Senate to pass bills without the traditionally required supermajority. Democrats summarily denounced this tactic. Barack Obama said t...

The National Anthem of insult

Antoine Abou-Diwan

February 16, 2010

Antoine Abou-Diwan There is a health insurance provider whose primary motivation is money. This healthcare provider has a propensity to drag its feet or refuse medical care because of a loophole, technicality in its policy, even if you paid your bill every month. Would you still trust this healthcare provid...

Will’s Words of Wisdom: Figure it out, boys and girls

William Herbe

January 31, 2010

President Obama addressed the nation in his first State of the Union speech  last Wednesday. I anticipated another moving speech by the current champion of oratory and public grace. I heard the man talk; now I’m waiting for results. It’s been more than a year since his inauguration and campaign...

U.S. is bullying Iran’s nuclear program

Sara Nasrallah

December 2, 2009

Sara Nasrallah Owning nuclear weapons seems to be controlled by the elite countries of the world: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom (England), France, and China. The power structure of the Middle East, and the “peace process” in general, are controlled by the United States. The...

Obama headed to Copenhagen

Yazmin Cruz

November 30, 2009

As many where preparing for Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama was making plans of his own. On Wednesday, November 25 Obama confirmed his trip to Copenhagen. The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be held from December 7-18, aims to create an agreement on an international st...

It’s time to get out of Afghanistan now

Joseph Glatzer

November 4, 2009

From the calm and measured intelligent discourse of cable news to the hard hitting in-depth stories of the Associated Press, the debate is raging.  Should we send more troops to Afghanistan? The debate is usually very narrowly defined: “Are there enough troops in Afghanistan to win?” or “If w...

Obama’s control is a slippery slope

Pam Tapper

November 3, 2009

In an unprecedented move, it was announced recently that the Obama administration would cut the salaries of 25 top executives of the seven largest banking firms in the country. For a presidential administration to propose wage control on a major company is a slippery slope toward government control. It...

Snowe is the hope for the party of no

Pam Tapper

October 20, 2009

Senator Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, was the only Republican to vote for the Senate Finance Committee’s bill on health care. Could she be the hope for bipartisanship, and for the party of no? With its constant obstructionist votes, the Republican Party has become known as the party of no, rejecting eve...

Obama rightfully wins the Nobel Peace Prize. After the dust cloud of condemnation and confusion settles, one realizes this was the right decision

William Herbe

October 12, 2009

On Friday morning the news was announced that President Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. I felt no anger, excitement or pride. Well, at least not at first. I found myself in a complete state of confusion. The fact that Obama won this amazing international honor was a shock. The condemning and que...

The difference between Afghanistan and Vietnam

Pam Tapper

October 8, 2009

Many have speculated that Afghanistan could become this generation’s Vietnam, but it appears the outcome of the  war in Afghanistan will be much different than the Vietnam War. There are many similarities with Afghanistan and Vietnam, but there are many differences too. Our war with Afghanistan st...

President Obama needs to get his priorities straight

William Herbe

October 1, 2009

President Obama is a making a mockery of America’s priorities with his visit to Copenhagen, Denmark today. His visit is for one reason and one reason only, to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016. The Olympics are one of the most anticipated and celebrated cultural events in the history of the wor...

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