Last week, Mark Besonen acknowledged that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s regime is a dictatorship. Despite this, he argued that the United States’ government should be cautious about supporting the Egyptian people in their revolt against Mubarak. Besonen’s argument centers around two key assumptions. The first is that U.S. interests shouldContinue Reading

In Minnesota, this part of winter gets unpredictable. As the weather shifts daily from cold to warm to incomprehensibly frigid and back again, even the most staunch of cold-weather lovers begin to think of greener times. It was in this spirit that I realized how much I miss the farmersContinue Reading

So here’s what I’m thinking. America’s got too many czars now. Why in the world did we pick the term “czar?” Could you think of anything more ominous, scary, and big-governmental? It’s a term we’ve picked to describe government officials “waging war” with the power of a government department againstContinue Reading

On the afternoon of Jan 28th, almost all Internet traffic in Egypt stopped. Nothing was coming in or going out. Citizens were left with no access to vital communication sources, news sites, and just about every other Web site and service requiring Internet access. The blackout was most likely anContinue Reading

Millions of Egyptians have taken to the streets to protest their government after years of corruption and mismanagement. These protests, originally organized by young people on Facebook, aim to overthrow the 30-year regime of president Hosni Mubarak in order to establish in Egypt something the country has never seen: trueContinue Reading

Let me introduce myself. My name is Katelyn, and I wear glasses. I have had glasses since I was two. Yep, that’s 16 years. So you can understand when I say that the beautiful frames and lenses are a huge part of my life. You can see glasses on justContinue Reading

When it’s below zero outside and you’re tracking through a foot of snow, it’s sometimes hard to appreciate life. I’ve got a list of some fabulous things to keep you toasty through the rest of the winter months regardless of the temp outside. Man Beards – Forget clean-shaven. This year,Continue Reading

You know who you are. You spend hours working on your computer without giving it a break. You have an unlimited text messaging plan on your phone and you’ve used T9 so much the letters on your keys have worn off. You treat your tech with disrespect and are mostlyContinue Reading

It’s that time of the school year where, for the second time, you begin to take stock of which of your teachers has the most strict attendance policy, and figuring out how many you can miss before your grade takes an immediate turn for the worse. It’s that time ofContinue Reading