Opinions

GUEST LETTER: Why is this election important?

Not all the world gets to live in a liberal democracy, and individuals in Venezuela and Iran are deeply envious of your right to vote. As repeated attempts by the GOP to undermine our core democratic institutions and discourage political participation show, we need to appreciate our democratic freedom while we still can, which is why I expect to see you at the polls this Nov. 6.  Read more

Grow, but remember your roots

For University of Arizona alumni, whether they graduated last year or 50 years ago, this week is a chance to come home to the campus that helped shaped them into who they are today.   Read more

TWO SIDES: Healthcare for all?

In this two sides column on heath care, Ariday Sued argues for power to the consumers, while Chuck Valadez thinks that as you cover the government, the government should cover you. Read more

OPINION: Ideas for trimming the budget

 The idea of a cut and balanced budget always seems to be the battle cry for the conservative. I, a left-leaning liberal, agree with the premise but disagree with the execution of the idea by the GOP.   Read more

OPINION: 2070 will be here faster than we think; how do you want it to look?

 Usually, Homecoming Week passes by before undergraduates give it a second thought. The events aren’t for us—we’re already home. The ones who do think about it might say it’s pointless or that it’s just another way for the alumni association to make money. However, homecoming should have a bigger impact on the consciences of undergraduates than anyone else.  Read more

EDITORIAL: Voting is about you

Here in America, we love to vote. On reality singing/dancing competitions and Family Feud, especially. But what if I told you that there was something you could vote on that — are you sitting down — actually matters?   Read more

OPINION: If people vote, Arizona could go blue

For as long I have been alive, Arizona has always been a red state. I can’t remember a time when the state government wasn’t controlled by a Republican majority. However, with the demographics changing, this could put everything we know about Arizona politics on its head.  Read more