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Dispatches from political depression: It’s all downhill from here

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

November 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion Columns

No matter who won last night, we all need to pour one out for American politics and hold a moment of silence for the idea of functioning government. The Democrats and Republicans are basically in the same place they were on...

Overthrow the elites

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

November 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion Columns

There is an aristocracy in America that has filled most of the vacancies in the power structures of this country. And while a powerful aristocracy is not a new phenomenon in America by any stretch of the imagination, the time...

The toxicity of alienation: America is a hostage to itself

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

October 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion Columns

  America looks at itself and is disgusted by its reflection, its inverse, its strangeness and familiarity. America’s reflection, as Americans see it, occupies a space in the uncanny valley, close enough to what it...

You don’t have to sexually assault someone to be a misogynist

Erik Thulien, Columnist

October 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion Columns

I had designs to write about a different issue this week. I had a whole column laid out about free trade and how harmful it is to developing nations. But in wake of the third reported sexual assault of a UIS student, with...

24 hours of torture

Erik Thulien, Columnist

October 19, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

It’s a sentiment echoed by many baby boomers and Generation Xers: We’re raising a generation of wimps. Between political correctness, random self-esteem-boosting efforts, and making every kid feel like a winner, we are raising...

What if America can’t be great again?

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

October 19, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

All great powers fall. It is the lesson of all history that the nation who holds sway over all the world, who commands the greatest respect, who imposes its will with greater force than any other can bring to bear, will sooner...

The things we don’t talk about

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

October 12, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

When we see each other during the day we ask “How are you doing?” And we answer, “I’m alright, how about you?” It’s not a real question; it’s a script we all agreed to perform in order to simulate actual conversation...

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