The Spectator

EDITORIAL: TV program not to blame for burning; parents, teens must take responsibility

January 31, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Mind if I pour lighter fluid on your legs and then set them on fire? Of course you wouldn't let me. You wouldn't suggest it and you'd say anyone with one ounce of common sense would say "No" as well. OK, let's say I'm a 13-year-old...

Origin of name-calling unknown

January 31, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Calling people names is common among every social, economic and age group. As we all know, this kind of competition can be found most commonly with younger children. But who comes up with these names? In the seventh grade, one...

Britain not right to experiment with cloning humans

January 28, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Cloning is not cool. Too bad the British government doesn't know it. Monday the House of Lords approved a change to government regulations that makes Britain the first country to legalize the creation of cloned human embryos,...

EDITORIAL: Going to movies alone isn’t really as bad as it may sound

January 28, 2001

Filed under Opinion

I was scared the first time I did it. I was alone. It was dark. I was surrounded by strangers . and the sound of slurping soda and crunching popcorn. I was, of course, in a movie theater. Now, I know what you're thinking: What...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Newspaper OK to base cartoon on Jesse Ventura

January 28, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Public figures are just that - figures in the public eye, under constant scrutiny. That is why they should expect all the criticism they receive. Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is no exception. The St. Paul Pioneer Press is planning...

COLUMN: White House pranks not amusing

January 28, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Many things former President Bill Clinton have done disgusted me, but my personal approval rating of Slick Willy dropped even lower due to the "surprise" the Clinton team left behind for President George W. Bush. Bush aides moving...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Funding international groups that offer abortion

January 24, 2001

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On the 28th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, President Bush approved an order to block U.S. funds that go to international family-planning groups that offer abortions and abortion counseling. It reverses the Clinton administration's...

EDITORIAL: Winter break brings unwelcome excess

January 24, 2001

Filed under Opinion

As January winds down and Christmas settles itself comfortably into our not-so-distant memory, there is one thing that remains from that joyous season. Or, perhaps, more like three to six things. They are the pounds that most...

EDITORIAL: Bush Administration faces new threats with under-qualified staff

January 24, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Lost in the typical Washington bipartisan ship of soon-to-be cabinet members Gale Norton and John Ashcroft is the relative ease the three most important cabinet members will have in their Senate hearings. Colin Powell (secretary...

EDITORIAL: Be fat, be happy

January 24, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Most of my life I've lived in fear. Fear about how I looked, which affected how I felt about myself. Fear that nobody ever would love me unless I could change the way I looked. Then I read a remarkable book, one that helped me...

New year woes

January 21, 2001

Filed under Opinion

It has arrived, and if you didn't notice, it's almost a month in. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. The good year that is now known as "Y2K1." One better than its mother Y2K - and we all remember what happened, and really...

Staff editorial

January 21, 2001

Filed under Opinion

Using Native American names for sports teams has caused controversy for many years. Many schools across the country have either changed their names or their mascots because of this. The University of North Dakota has been under...

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