We've had our first taste of Cleveland weather this season and suddenly the sounds of students' complaints are beginning to reach our ears. Maybe we just haven't been listening too closely yet or the weather really did have something to do with the rate of whining on campus, but either way, complaining is on the rise and we want to put a stop to it before Cleveland winter hits full force.
How important is it to care what other people think? Is honest, public discourse what this nation really wants? Do you feel like speaking out against injustice? Or perhaps do you feel like speaking out against 'speaking out'? The founding fathers of the United States organized the governing documents of this nation to be as encompassing as possible while at the same time granting its citizens a wide range of freedoms.
A little less than two weeks ago, I stood on the National Mall and watched Jon Stewart rail against the 24-hour cable media and its promotion of sensationalism. That same week, Republicans swept into power in the House of Representatives, in what analysts variously referred to as a political 'earthquake,' 'tidal wave,' and 'tsunami.