Opinion http://mndaily.com/rss/opinion en As election approaches, remember the popular vote http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/02/10/election-approaches-remember-popular-vote <div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Talk of reforming America&rsquo;s voting system is nothing new, but change doesn&rsquo;t come easily.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">From their writings, we know many of </span></span></div></div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/02/10/election-approaches-remember-popular-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:45:45 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 107851 at http://mndaily.com You’ll have a ball on a sports team http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/02/10/you%E2%80%99ll-have-ball-sports-team By: Maddie Eaton<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Intramural sports are a huge program here at the University of Minnesota. From badminton to dodgeball, there&rsquo;s a team for nearly every sport &mdash; and at all sorts of levels. Participation doesn&rsquo;t usually require expensive gear, nor does it demand extensive experience. </span></span></div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/02/10/you%E2%80%99ll-have-ball-sports-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:44:18 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 107846 at http://mndaily.com The food revolution delivers to your door http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/02/10/food-revolution-delivers-your-door By: <a href="/users/mpietruszewskimndailycom" title="View User Profile">Martha Pietruszewski</a><br/><div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">I hate cooking. OK, I&rsquo;ll rephrase: I don&rsquo;t hate the idea of cooking. But who has the time to cook a gourmet meal after a full day of work and class? </span></span></span></div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/02/10/food-revolution-delivers-your-door" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:42:54 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 107841 at http://mndaily.com Missile tests need a strong response http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/10/missile-tests-need-strong-response By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Over the past few weeks, news of alleged North Korean nuclear weapon and long-range rocket tests has surfaced, propelling the North Korea into the public eye as one of the foremost threats to global security.</span></span></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;&lt; </div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/10/missile-tests-need-strong-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:40:56 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 107836 at http://mndaily.com Calorie measures not always right http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/10/calorie-measures-not-always-right By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Calories are a misguided unit of measurement that doesn&rsquo;t take into consideration how the body actually processes food, according to a report published last month.</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Nutrition experts say the calorie information listed on packaged food doesn&amp;rs </span></span></div></div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/10/calorie-measures-not-always-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:38:58 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 107831 at http://mndaily.com Corporate farming pollutes water http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/02/09/corporate-farming-pollutes-water <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">As President Barack Obama proposes his federal budget for the 2017 fiscal year, our nation&rsquo;s water infrastructure is in the forefront of many Americans&rsquo; minds. </span></span></div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/02/09/corporate-farming-pollutes-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:06:31 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 107716 at http://mndaily.com On game day, don't play politics http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/02/09/game-day-dont-play-politics-0 By: Maddie Eaton<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">This year&rsquo;s most anticipated sports event has come and gone, but certainly not without a bang. With 30-second national advertisement spots running at more than $4 million apiece during the Super Bowl, there&rsquo;s no doubt that campaign strategists have to put their best foot forward in order to make the most of their money. </span></span></div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/02/09/game-day-dont-play-politics-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:05:08 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 107711 at http://mndaily.com On game day, don't play politics http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/02/09/game-day-dont-play-politics By: Maddie Eaton<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">This year&rsquo;s most anticipated sports event has come and gone, but certainly not without a bang. With 30-second national advertisement spots running at more than $4 million apiece during the Super Bowl, there&rsquo;s no doubt that campaign strategists have to put their best foot forward in order to make the most of their money. </span></span></div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/02/09/game-day-dont-play-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:05:07 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 107706 at http://mndaily.com Program will help people find work http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/09/program-will-help-people-find-work By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Across Minnesota, state and county leaders are developing a plan to better integrate people with disabilities into the workforce. </span></span></div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/09/program-will-help-people-find-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:01:55 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 107701 at http://mndaily.com University should prioritize housing http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/09/university-should-prioritize-housing By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">One of the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s newest Panhellenic members &mdash; Chi Omega &mdash; is looking for a permanent residence outside of its temporary home at the 17th Avenue residence hall.</span></span></span></div> <div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); fon</p> </div></div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/09/university-should-prioritize-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:00:51 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 107696 at http://mndaily.com