Opinion http://www.mndaily.com/rss/opinion en A health perspective on raising the tobacco purchase age http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/08/05/health-perspective-raising-tobacco-purchase-age By: Amanda Swygard, School of Public Health student<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Almost all adult smokers begin smoking as youth or young adults. This is well-known within public health circles. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/08/05/health-perspective-raising-tobacco-purchase-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:00:11 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97506 at http://www.mndaily.com Cecil the lion story inspires dialogue http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/08/05/cecil-lion-story-inspires-dialogue By: <a href="/users/epolglaze" title="View User Profile"> Emily Polglaze</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In a story that sparked international outrage, Twin Cities dentist Walter Palmer recently admitted to killing a prized lion in Zimbabwe.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Cecil the lion lived in Hwange National Park and enjoyed protected status within its borders. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/08/05/cecil-lion-story-inspires-dialogue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:58:54 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97501 at http://www.mndaily.com Plastic bag ban needs follow-up http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/08/05/plastic-bag-ban-needs-follow By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In a move to reach Minneapolis&rsquo;s ambitious zero-waste goals, Ward 2 City Councilman Cam Gordon is planning to introduce at a council meeting&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_556934884" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">this Friday</span></span>&nbsp;an ordinance that would ban plastic </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/08/05/plastic-bag-ban-needs-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:57:38 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97496 at http://www.mndaily.com Low walleye numbers end season http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/08/05/low-walleye-numbers-end-season By: <a href="/users/jrogers-martinmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jared Rogers-Martin</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">One fish, two fish. Red fish &hellip; no fish. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/08/05/low-walleye-numbers-end-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:56:46 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97491 at http://www.mndaily.com Facebook’s recognition software worrying http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/08/05/facebook%E2%80%99s-recognition-software-worrying By: <a href="/users/kmoellermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Keelia Moeller</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">For those of you who upload photos onto Facebook and marvel at the fact that your computer miraculously knows whom to tag in them, understand that this knowledge isn&rsquo;t from pure luck of the draw.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Facebook has developed a new facial recognition technology. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/08/05/facebook%E2%80%99s-recognition-software-worrying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:46:08 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97486 at http://www.mndaily.com Response to “Government repudiation of the Confederacy needed” http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/07/29/response-%E2%80%9Cgovernment-repudiation-confederacy-needed%E2%80%9D By: Alana Patrick, University of Minnesota Medical School student<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The recent decision to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina&rsquo;s statehouse is defensible. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/07/29/response-%E2%80%9Cgovernment-repudiation-confederacy-needed%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:28:19 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97196 at http://www.mndaily.com Minn. must try deradicalization efforts http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/07/29/minn-must-try-deradicalization-efforts By: <a href="/users/jjohnson1mndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jasper Johnson</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Earlier this year, National Public Radio said that Minneapolis and St. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/07/29/minn-must-try-deradicalization-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:25:44 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97191 at http://www.mndaily.com Could the U be any more cheap and disrespectful to its employees? http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/07/29/could-u-be-any-more-cheap-and-disrespectful-its-employees By: Stephanie Sarich, Minnesota Daily reader<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The University of Minnesota administration&rsquo;s wage raise proposal has gone up to a whopping .375 percent. That is so low, it&rsquo;s laughable. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/07/29/could-u-be-any-more-cheap-and-disrespectful-its-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:22:41 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97186 at http://www.mndaily.com Using students as informants unfair http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/07/29/using-students-informants-unfair By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Officials found a North Dakota college student dead last year in Minnesota&rsquo;s Red River &mdash; he had been shot once in the head and wore a backpack full of rocks. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/07/29/using-students-informants-unfair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:18:00 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97181 at http://www.mndaily.com U area also needs low-cost housing http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/07/29/u-area-also-needs-low-cost-housing By: <a href="/users/epolglaze" title="View User Profile"> Emily Polglaze</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Despite perennial predictions that the housing bubble around the University of Minnesota campus will burst, developers&rsquo; interest in the area remains strong, and building projects around campus show few signs of flagging.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The Minnesota Daily reported </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/07/29/u-area-also-needs-low-cost-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:14:37 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97176 at http://www.mndaily.com