Election ads should focus on substantive issues and not hype
In the precious time left before the upcoming P residential election, partisan campaign advertisements are a dominant feature of all media outlets. These ads make no attempt to focus on the actual issues of the election, and instead seek to sway the viewer?s bias against the opposing candidate. The creators of these commercials realize it is easier to be condescending to the American public and sw...Forum | November 1, 2004
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Electoral reform in Colorado should be model for nation
On November 2, Coloradans will be given a unique opportunity on a ?second-chance? vote for their candidates for President. Colorado is putting before its citizens a referendum to make it the third state to allow a split of its electoral vote.
Today?s electoral system is an artifact from an era when Congress was careful to maintain a balance between personal rights and states? rights. Because of t...Forum | October 18, 2004
Fence tradition too important to become meaningless posting board
Central to any walk across campus, to any discussion of university traditions, and certainly to any admissions tour, is the Fence. The story isn?t always consistent, but everybody knows that it became a tradition at some point in CMU?s illustrious past for groups to paint the Fence with whatever message they found important or interesting.
Over the years, the Fence has seen its share of interesti...Forum | October 18, 2004
Say What!: End of the Line for PAT?
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is facing a $30 million funding shortage in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004. They will resort to unprecedented measures to offset this deficit if no sustainable source of funding is found. If implemented, these service reductions and fare increases will greatly injure the local economy and cut the number of trips in half: 125,000 fewer than the current...Forum | October 11, 2004