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Corporations should not be treated as individuals

Corporations should not be treated as individuals

Nathan Fulkerson

March 7, 2011

A century-old battle has been fought over the concept of "corporate personhood," a political construction that grants corporations the same rights afforded to human beings. On its face, corporate personhood is a matter of logistics--corporations are legal bodies that can sue, be sued, own bank accounts a...

NFL labor disputes distract people from the real issues

NFL labor disputes distract people from the real issues

Jack Baker

February 27, 2011

The collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and NFL Players Association is set to expire Thursday. The owners have threatened to lock out the 2011 season, or not play any games, if a new deal can't be reached because the two sides can't agree on big issues. These issues include revenue sharing,...

NIU professor reacts to union situation in Wisc.

Danny Ciamprone

February 22, 2011

DeKALB | He has been described as the "Mubarak of the Midwest" by guitarist Tom Morello, and his new budget bill had over 50,000 Wisconsin residents lining streets. According to a Feb. 21 CNN article, Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a new bill that would eliminate collective bargaining among unions...