Opinion

Temple is more than Chaney and Cosby

I searched the Princeton Review and simply could not find a single list that ranked a school based on the acts of one of its basketball coaches and an alumnus. Why is that?…

World needs U.S. military force

The words make us cringe: American imperialism. We are told, and many rightfully believe, that indefinite foreign military presence is evil. But much of America’s military presence in foreign countries is for strategic policing purposes, not economic reasons as so many assert.…

Secure Mexican border causes deaths

Walking along the Mexican side of the U.S. border, it is hard to ignore the thousands of wooden crosses placed there to memorialize those who have died trying to leave the country.…

Hypocrisy in international policies has historic roots

President Bush and a long line of administrators before him have developed a dangerous history of a contradicting duality in U.S. foreign policy. U.S. presidents reuse the same rhetoric extolling the glories of democracy, claiming to persuade foreign states to go the way of free speech and open elections.…

Multi-party elections would further divide

Ever heard of Michael Badnarik? If you have, you are part of a minority of voters who knew who the Libertarian candidate for president was on Election Day. Due to the huge monopoly over the political world Republicans and Democrats have developed, minor party candidates remain relatively weak.…

Cosby comments incite controversy

Bill Cosby and controversy have never been related terms – until recently, when Temple’s most famous graduate began to make known his opinions of African Americans in the United States. Recently, Cosby has come under fire for making comments about the African American community.…

Bioengineering is the present, not the future

You are eating food that is genetically modified. If you missed that debate, you might benefit from knowing that the practice actually helps. Increasingly, and unbeknownst to many, genetically modified organisms (GMO) are being used in our foods, safely and efficiently.…

Free speech protects lies

An election without lies is not an election at all; such is common opinion among Americans. Little has been made of the idea, but why not force politicians to be responsible for their honesty legally?…

Mandatory FDA approval limits individual choice

The Food and Drug Administration offers a comforting promise of protection, one assuring safety in so many of the products that we eat, use and wear, but its mandated monopoly on merchandise-legality can be responsible for untold deaths as well.…