The Daily Eastern News

How to discuss politics with friends, family

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Well, the midterms are over. Moving on, I’d like to discuss how we frame the issues that lie ahead of our country. To paraphrase John Adams, or maybe it was President Johnson, or maybe a Halliburton executive in Iraq? I forget, anyway, we have a battle of “hearts and minds” ahead of us. We have ...

Don’t be discouraged by the state of our country

Colin Roberts, Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

May we live in interesting time, eh? Things are ratcheting up. Pipe bombs in the mail is kind of new. Synagogue shootings are sadly, not. The 24-hour news cycles can’t focus too heavily on any one topic, less they be labeled partisan, or worse, boring. The truth is not partisan, or at least it di...

The taste of politics is disgusting

Karena Ozier, Columnist

September 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The political system is unappetizing. The easiest way for me to look at it is in terms of taste. It’s a system of sour and salty. There seems to be no sweet side to the mixture. On either side that I look at, I see no compromise. No one is a little salty and a little sour. This is unappetizing. I ...

The real agenda against Kavanaugh

Will Outzen, Columnist

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Hysteria is fun. It leads to all sorts of exciting events. Flipped cars, burning buildings, wailing in the streets, frantic cries of “Not my President,” it’s all great. And as every well-intentioned politician knows, one must always have a ready-made source of hysteria. Thus, here we are today, the...

Nothing wrong with a disagreement

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2018


Filed under Columns

My friends and acquaintances span over a very broad and vast set of beliefs. Some of them like pineapple on pizza (those ones tend to stay acquaintances) and the others know that pineapples don’t belong on pizza because the only fruit that belongs on pizza is a tomato. I love being able to have...

Question your beliefs, strive for goodness

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

When I was thinking on what to write for my last column of the semester, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to tackle. There’s plenty of challenging issues facing our nation, but it’s hard to cut through the noise of a house divided. So I wanted to write on beliefs. I’ve been around, and I like...

Extremism is on the rise

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

There has been a disheartening rise in religious, as well as ideological, extremism in America. You can see it in the comment sections of Facebook. You witness it when someone you once respected uses the word “crisis actor” or when a church advocates a political platform “in service of almighty...

Religion should not mix into politics

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

For those of you who read my columns, the left-leaning political musings of a college student, I’ll have to ask you to skip this week’s column. Because this week, I want to write on a topic that is often on my mind; political evangelism. And I’m specifically writing this for American Christians. This...

EIU College Republicans looking to rebuild after disbandment

Meghan Cebula

December 5, 2017


Filed under News

The EIU College Republicans are looking to rebuild themselves since disbanding in 2014. Low participation was one of the main reasons for the club’s end. Since then, students have decided to come together on their own to get it started again. “We’ve been more unofficial,” said Samuel Cundari,...

Students can reflect on election at UB panel, discuss past election and analyze Trump’s presidential timeline

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

Students can have their questions about major political issues answered by a panel at “One Year After the Election: The Trump Timeline” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. This panel will be hosted by the University Board’s Ideas and...

Illinois government experts to discuss state politics, higher education

Staff Report

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

Two experts on Illinois government will take part in a panel discussion about “Higher Education, Pensions and Politics” 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Charleston/Mattoon Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Madeleine Doubek, director of policy and civic engagement for the Better Government...

Historian to explore populism

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under News

The 12th annual Barry D. Riccio lecture, “The History of Our Populist Presidency: Traditions of Anti-Elitism in American Politics,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Doudna Lecture Hall. History professor Ed Wehrle said the lecture will attempt to offer the public a better understanding of...

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