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I’m choosing to go childless

Joshua Defibaugh

April 12, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Sabine Heinlein, in an April 2015 Longreads essay, explained with sharp articulation and sublime eloquence why she chose not to have children. She told the stories similar women have probably heard: wanting to not be a mother i...

Focus on Americans again

Courtney Dalton

April 10, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The U.S. is no stranger to regime changes. In fact, we have been a part of many, many attempted, and also successful, regime changes throughout the years. We simply cannot resist at least trying to westernize the entire world ...

Trump cancels vacation promises

Jason Adams

April 10, 2017

Filed under Opinions

One promise President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail in 2016 was that he would not take as many vacations as his predecessor, arguing that there was just too much work to be done in the White House to be taking vacati...

Socialism has repercussions

Patrick Quinlan

April 10, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Before Hugo Chavez rose to the Presidency of Venezuela in 1999, the country already had problems. Inflation had been over 100 percent in 1996, and while it was still one of the strongest economies in Latin America, it wasn’t d...

Embrace minimalism over consumerism

Joshua Defibaugh, Opinions Editor

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinions

In 1784, Jean-Jacques Rousseau warned readers, in his “Discourses on Inequality,” the dangers of overconsumption and the detriments of accepting material goods as necessities. Humankind’s natural inclinations were those...

Overparenting has its downsides

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Parents in this generation tend to get a little overprotective of their children and sometimes get too involved with their children’s activities. Parents step in and defend their children even when their child is in the wrong....

Liberals should accept Gorsuch

Courtney Dalton, Courier Staff

March 23, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Liberals, I am writing this for you today. I consider myself to be a liberal, a progressive, on the left end of the political spectrum. However, I also believe that I am capable of seeing shades of gray, listening to both sides...

Trump may continue lying streak

Brad Basala, Courier Staff

March 22, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Back in the days (not so long ago) where I sang the praises of President Donald Trump, I remember hearing during Trump’s campaign that he would donate his presidential salary. This instilled hope into my narrow mind, as it was...

Don’t push women’s issues aside

Lindsey Hecox

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Whether are be aware of the fact or not, today is International Women’s Day. Organized in honor of the day is a “Day Without a Woman” strike. From the same origin of the history-making Women’s March on Washington following the...

Know your driving rights

Courtney Dalton

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Illinois has now become one of several states to pass a law affecting how driving education classes are taught. One bill has been proposed in North Carolina and another in Virginia is waiting for the governor’s signature to ...

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