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OPINIONS
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Mailbag

Wildcat doesn't report news, too sensationalist

Oh, man. Who's this Christopher Wuensch guy? Leave it to the Wildcat to bag on Wilbur again and again, year after year. It's a semi-annual tradition that dates all the way back to when the Wildcat stopped reporting the news and succumbed to the pressure of becoming a sensationalist rag, rife with opinion sure to stir the ever-swirling pot of controversy, and complete with trashy advertising sure to fund another great year of journalistic endeavor. [Read article]

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A Wider lens: Voting rights are only for citizens

Tuesday morning's Christian Science Monitor referred to a movement growing across the country of local activists lobbying for the right to vote in local elections. These individuals are taking advantage of a valued right for Americans to lobby freely for political causes and they do more than just lobby for the right to vote by approaching officials on matters like education. But, interestingly enough, they are not American citizens. [Read article]

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photo Issue of the Week: Wartime photos

Last week, Tucsonan Russ Kick, proprietor of thememoryhole.org, obtained and published nearly 400 photos of the caskets of fallen soldiers returning from Iraq. The photos were released by the Air Force following a successful appeal under the Freedom of Information Act. However, many people, including government officials, protested the publication of the photos on grounds that they violate a 1991 law and disregard the privacy of the families of the dead. We asked our columnists, "Should the media be privy to photos of those killed in action?" [Read article]

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