Broken Promises (Part 2)

By: Dane Stier This article is part of a three-part series preceding the 2012 Presidential Election.  Each article focuses on a particular promise Barack Obama made as a candidate in 2008 which has now been broken.   Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama found resounding support in his campaign against the high spending and deficits […]

Daily Columnist Uncovers Nefarious Republican Plot!

By Charles Rollet In a bold piece titled “The GOP’s Dangerous Brushes with Crazy,” Daily columnist Yoni Muller has uncovered further evidence of the Republicans’ disturbing radicalization. He noticed that about 3 years ago, a Republican state senator in (famously progressive) Arkansas wrote something very racist. And then last month, Georgia Rep. Paul Broun – who […]

Opinion: Supporting Obama is Intellectual Dishonesty

Last Monday (Oct. 1), Northwestern University Political Union hosted its first debate of the year, asking the controversial question: does President Obama deserve to be re-elected? I eagerly attended the event, with the sole expectation of having a good time. While I knew coming into the debate that the majority of participators would support Obama’s […]

Opinion: Broken Promises (Part 1)

This article is part of a three-part series preceding the 2012 Presidential Election.  Each article focuses on a particular promise Barack Obama made as a candidate in 2008 which has now been broken. The 2012 Presidential election is now less than six weeks away, and considering such a tremendously important moment in the future of […]

Opinion: Balanced Journalism- A “Trope” which “Must be Crushed”

This article was originally published on Sep 6 By Charles Rollet The Medill Equal Media Project, directed by Northwestern’s branch of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, is meant to cover LGBT communities and issues in the run-up to the presidential election. It is supposed to do so fairly and accurately, and is not intended to be an […]

Closing Remarks

This article was originally published on Sep 16 By Charles Rollet My previous article about pro-same-sex marriage bias in an allegedly “non-advocacy” Medill project got many reactions. I thank the NC Equal Media blog’s authors and the Medill Equal Media Project’s director for taking the time to write civil responses to my article. (Read the NC Equal Media […]

A Reflection On A Discourse And On The Discourse Which Has Not Been Engaged

Since the beginnings of the (recent) diversity discussion (the true beginnings of which are probably lodged way back in the historical beginnings of this University, which was founded by John Evans- a man who majored in founding universities and minored in slaughtering Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians in Colorado and mutilating their genitalia postmortem), there has […]

An Explanation: Racism, Parties, Apologies, and Restoration

Weinberg Senior, Kellyn Lewis broke news over the Facebook airwaves on Monday April 23, 2012 that he had witnessed something which disturbed him. The Northwestern Club Ski Team (A Student Group, unaffiliated with Northwestern Varsity Athletics) hosted a party for the third year themed “The Beer Olympics”. Kellyn Lewis posted a note on Facebook alluding […]

NU’s Ski Team Endorses Diversity Initiative

Today, after conversations with various students, Northwestern’s Ski Team has made the decision to join/endorse Northwestern’s student-led diversity initiative, stating that they would petition the university administration for an increased effort and structure for cultivating diversity on campus. After an amicable conversation with Kellyn Lewis, Dallas Wright, and myself, Matthew Dolph and Ben Shorofsky came […]