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The North Wind

One state solution for Israel, Palestine

Lee McClelland December 6, 2012

In a contentious yet historic United Nations (UN) vote on Thursday, Nov. 29, the Palestinian Authority was granted an observer non-member status in the General Assembly, despite opposition from Israel...

Weekly Take Away: Affirmative action masks real problem

Lee McClelland November 29, 2012

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on Thursday, Nov. 15, that the ban on affirmative action in Michigan is unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently deciding...

Education key to U.S.-Iran talks

Lee McClelland November 15, 2012

The election has concluded, and the United States can start dealing with problems rearing their heads abroad: namely, a potentially nuclear Iran that the United States has been trying to broker a diplomatic...

Americans must unite behind elected officials

Lee McClelland November 8, 2012

It has never meant so much to be an American. Watching Barack Obama deliver his acceptance speech; listening to Mitt Romney humbly admit defeat while instilling his faith in American democracy; feeling...

Remember Congress in this election

Lee McClelland November 1, 2012

For most, the election means picking a president. While this is a weighty decision, it is only one of many decisions to be made during an election year. If you haven’t heard enough information about...

UAW 1950 deserves raise to cover health care costs

Lee McClelland October 25, 2012

Northern Michigan University has been locked in contract negotiations with the 1950 United Auto Workers (UAW) since July 2011. Almost a year and a half later, the two parties have not reached an agreement. In...

Syrians need American assistance

Lee McClelland October 18, 2012

Tensions the world over are on the rise, and the United States is being looked to for answers. This election season, Iran has dominated the discussion when it comes to foreign policy. Both Mitt Romney...

Fear of Islam in America hindering foreign relations

Lee McClelland October 11, 2012

As the election season approaches, it is important for Americans to consider each candidate’s foreign policy regarding the Arab Spring and the Muslim world. Often times, Americans fall prey to the...

Humor reveals social identity of Americans

Lee McClelland October 4, 2012

A culture’s core values can be derived from its humor, an indicative measure of what people find important. Humor, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is “that quality of action, speech,...

Mental health care underfunded in America

Lee McClelland September 20, 2012

Violence has grown more prevalent in American society over the past 50 years. It is not uncommon to hear that someone has committed mass murder by shooting civilians in a public place; though it is shocking,...

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