The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

President Joe Biden at the virtual summit on Oct. 26. Senior Columnist Andrew Prozorovsky believes that Biden will have trouble gaining supporters due to the inflation during his presidency.

Opinion | Biden must endeavor to counter inflation

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Senior Columnist

President Joe Biden’s honeymoon with the media has...

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D- W.Va., speaks at a news conference outside his office on Capitol Hill on Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C. Columnist Axel Almanza argues that the two-party system ruins democratic governance.

Opinions | Two-party system splinters Democrats

By Axel Almanza, Columnist

The current two-party system translates into a fractured...

People counter-protest the Unite the Right rally held by far-right, white supremacy groups in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug 12, 2017. Columnist Judith Race believes that completely banning hate speech goes against freedom of expression, and its exposure allows people to learn and fight against it.

Opinion | To protect freedom of speech, keep hate speech

By Judith Race, Columnist

In 1978, neo-Nazis sought to march through Skokie,...

U.S. Border Patrol agents interact with Haitian immigrants on the bank of the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 20, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico. Columnist Eddie Ryan believes that it isnt possible for Haitians to seek asylum from America because of the current administration.

Opinion | Asylum for Haitians is not optional

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

Just before Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s murder...

Opinion | America must let its empire die

Opinion | America must let its empire die

By Judith Race, Columnist

The United States has never been more powerful than...

Joe Manchin, senator from West Virginia,  speaks at the Devos Rally on Feb. 6, 2017. Columnist Eddie Ryan argues that Manchin moderation of climate change policies is a nightmare.

Opinion | Manchin’s moderation imperils climate bill

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

Just after last year’s general election, a friend...

Neelab holds up her one year olds birth certificate. Columnist Eddie Ryan shares his opinion on the Afghanistan Refugee problem that is now taking place after the United States left Afghanistan.

Opinion | America is indebted to Afghan refugees

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

With the United States gone from Afghanistan, several...

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, listens to a reporter’s question at a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Columnist Dennis Austin argues that Donald Trumps demise is partly due to how he handled last summers events with COVID-19 and racial injustice.

Opinion | Recognize last summer as leadership liquidation

By Dennis Austin, Senior Columnist

In the midst of a nation on fire, the former president...

American commentator Van Jones speaks at the 2016 Politicon at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Columnist Samuel Rahman urges Jones to spend his money wisely.

Opinion | Dear Van Jones, spend your money on campaigns

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor

Hello, Mr. Jones. How nice of you to read this column;...

At the  U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Vice President Kamala Harris swears-in Merrick Garland as U.S. Attorney General on March 11, 2021. Garland has not released the unredacted memo since it is now unshielded.

Opinion | What’s going on at the Department of Justice?

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

With the recent charges leveled at the Trump Organization...

In Dearborn, Amer Zahr gives a speech to protesters during a rally and march in support of Palestine on May 18, 2021. Columnist Eddie Ryan shares his ideas on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Opinion | Do not forget the Palestinian National Initiative

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

After two demoralizing weeks of devastation in Gaza...

Former President George W. Bush addresses sailors and the nation from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of San Diego, California May 1, 2003. Columnist Nathaniel Langley argues that Bushs mistakes highly outweigh his administrations accomplishments.

Opinion | Bush’s blemishes elucidate American deterioration

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor

America has set adrift since its former captain abandoned...

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