Blogs

Bob Dylan entertains while Shrine Mosque venue disappoints

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, News, Opinions, Springfield News, Top Story

by Zach Becker I took my wife to the Bob Dylan concert last night at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield and left entertained by the historic performer, but highly disappointed with the Shrine Mosque venue, staff, and the strong smell of smoke that left my wife with a migraine still this morning. I say I […]



Changes needed in meat processing industry

Oct 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Mike Courson As a watcher of news, and one who frequently regurgitates such, it is convenient when I sometimes stumble across a few items that tie some thoughts together. Monday’s “Larry King Live,” and an article by Daniel Lyons in last week’s Newsweek did just that. King’s show featured a discussion about the safety […]



Why Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

In my opinion, Obama won because he is not Bush. The world hated the United States in December 2008 and prior to that. Even without accomplishment, one can feel the hope Obama generates.



MSM vs Independent Media

Oct 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Featured Articles

The large media outlets, for a number of reasons, have never been so cozy with the people they are supposed to cover. The watchdog function of the media has been left to independent media, which is gaining in audience and importance.



Dr. Pepper Sunrise

Oct 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Featured Articles

I feel like the fire has gone out of my belly when it comes to politics. Am I just burned out, or am I afraid to have my worldview challenged?



Following Up on Congress’s Dumb Move

Sep 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs

by Jason McGill Following up on my column, “How Dumb is Congress?” I found that Laura Flanders has taken the idea of preventing an organizations under investigation from receiving federal funds to the next level. Wasn’t there something in the rule book about those without sin?



Glenn Beck and his rowdy crew

Sep 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs

The 9-12 protest seems to represent an incoherent anger at the government that can’t neatly fit into the media’s left-right paradigm.



Sports columnist not deserving of criticism for Dugard article

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions, Sports, Sports Commentary

Mark Whicker, a columnist of 22 years, is the latest to draw national ire for a recent column in the Orange County Register telling kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard what she missed in the sporting world during the last 18 years.



Five ways for MSU to ‘Go Green’

Sep 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

#1 Yearly dorm room electricity quota – Do you have any idea how much electricity is used to power the dorms for a single year? Well, we don’t know either, but we bet it is a like a whole lot. Tired of the incessant humming of your roommate’s Xbox360? One night of that will exceed […]



Some thoughts before the President’s big speech

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs

Health reform has become a win win for insurance and a lose lose for Americans. We’ll get less, pay more, and wreck our chances of getting the only system that makes sense, single payer, for at least a decade.