Editorial

  • Hassett: Journalistic gaslighting

    - Oct 21, 2016
    If you’ve only been getting your news from mainstream television outlets in the past few weeks, you might be surprised to find out that there have been developments in the upcoming presidential election besides Donald Trump’s...
  • Editorial: Kill the black snake, block the Bakken blunder, now

    - Sep 7, 2016
    It’s the largest gathering of Native American tribes in a century. Each day, a large group of protesters, composed of leaders and representatives of dozens of tribes, march a mile from their camp to the construction...
  • Editorial: … And Black and Blue all over

    - Jul 10, 2016
    Following the shooting death of two African-American men, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota, it would appear as though race relations in this country are nearing a boiling point....
  • Finding funding for climate-change policies

    - Feb 24, 2016
    This past weekend saw temperatures in the mid to upper 50s, putting a pleasantly sunny twist in what has generally been a long history of notoriously bitter Midwestern winters. As good as it felt ditching the...
  • Intolerance in Iowa on transgender acceptance 

    - Nov 18, 2015
    This week (Nov. 14-20), individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week, an effort to recognize these individuals and bring the issues that transgender people face to the forefront. Unfortunately, in Iowa,...
  • Bridging the divide on police use of force

    - Oct 26, 2015
    On Sunday, Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie said the rhetoric of Black Lives Matter included “calling for the murder of police officers,” and as a result, he didn’t think the movement was justified. The comment from...
  • Prescriptions are a public necessity, not just a profit motive

    - Sep 24, 2015
    Earlier this week, Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of Daraprim — a critically important drug in the battle against infectious diseases — from $13.50 per pill to an unimaginable $750 per pill, according to the New...
  • Take diversity into account

    - Sep 23, 2015
    Universities serve as bastions of learning and culture in a society. While predictability and stagnation slow these causes, diversity can further both objectives. The University of Iowa is doing a pretty good job at creating diversity...
  • Striving for the greater good

    - Sep 22, 2015
    Pope Francis will visit the United States today through Sept. 27, making appearances in Washington, D.C, New York City, and Philadelphia. This visit comes on the heels of the pope’s visit to Cuba, where, among the...
  • Maintain free speech on campus

    - Sep 21, 2015
    Last week, the University of Iowa Alpha Phi sorority chapter was suspended by the university. The interim ruling, handed down after a video showing members of the sorority engaging in a song of questionable taste (putting...