Thursday, October 12, 2006

October Issue

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Get ready for a full 24-page October issue of The Minnesota Republic. Hard copies will be available starting Monday, October 16th. You'll be able to find them in racks in all the residence halls and at Stub & Herbs on Oak Street. Our student distributors will also be passing out copies around campus through the end of the month.

In this issue you'll find:
  • Election 2006: Get quick profiles on the candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, and Attorney General to help make a more informed vote.
  • A fresh perspective on the Iraq war: Historian Victor Davis Hanson, author of numberous books on military history and more, visited the U last month to talk about the Iraq war. Read about his speech, and if you like what he has to say we recommend checking out one of his many books.
  • Being gay and right: does being gay mean you have to be a liberal? Liberals claim to be tolerant of others (unless those others aren't liberal). In the liberal tradition of rebelling against social norms, we talked to Alexander Whitney, a gay conservative who says being gay does not mean you have to be liberal.
  • 9/11 conspiracy theories and the 9/11 "Truth" Movement. You think it's far-fetched? James Fetzer, a UofM Duluth professor, is co-founder of a group that concludes that 9/11 was a government hoax, and that the government is using terrorism to manipulate the public. Surprised that someone like this was employed by the University of Minnesota? Let us know what you think.
  • Humor and fun: read political cartoons, find out what Tom has to say about dating liberal women in the Question a Conservative column, and check out our new conservative crossword puzzle.
Plus much more!

If you're interested in working with us to continue and improve publication of The Minnesota Republic, email us at Send letters to the editor to (400 words max, please). If you want to ask a controversial or inappropriate question anonymously in the Question a Conservative column, send it to Tom at

And feel free to attend our meetings, every Thursday at 6 PM in our new office, which is located downstairs in the same building as the Dairy Queen on Washington Ave, across from the McNamura Alumni Center. Everyone is welcome, and pizza and pop will be served!

Click here for the October crossword answer key.