Opinions

  • Weigel: Reynolds wrap foils convention

    - Jun 26, 2017
    Zach Weigel zachary-weigel@uiowa.edu Kim Reynolds’ taking over as Iowa governor marks a rather stark change in Iowa’s leadership. Former Gov. Terry Branstad holds the honor of being the longest-serving governor ever with six nonconsecutive terms. But...
  • Letters to the editor

    - Jun 26, 2017
    Stop factory farms In his recent Letter to the Editor, former Environmental Protection Commission member Gene Ver Steeg is wrong: A moratorium on new and expanding factory farms is needed NOW. Telling us that we need...
  • Smith: Pride, rain, shire, or ‘conversion’

    - Jun 26, 2017
    By Wylliam Smith wylliam-smith@uiowa.edu June is Pride Month, and Pride 2017 is off to an incredible start. I had the privilege of going to my first Pride festival, and as cheesy as it sounds, it was...
  • Making sense of TV dad, alleged sexual predator

    - Jun 22, 2017
    Bill Cosby’s celebrity status, along with the blurring of lines between him and character Cliff Huxtable, ultimately affected the mistrial. By Laura Townsend laura-townsend@uiowa.edu On the first day of Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault trial, Cosby entered the...
  • More about dialogue than dumplings

    - Jun 22, 2017
    Discourse over Dumpling Darling’s morality turned quickly to discord when those against the new restaurant ceased to understand the other side. By Dot Armstrong dorothy-armstrong@uiowa.edu At the risk of sounding gauche, I’m about to drag the...
  • Unity, not handwringing

    - Jun 22, 2017
    The results of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District election can be seen as a blueprint for how Democrats can win midterm elections. By Stephen Schrichfield stephen-schrichfield@uiowa.edu Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign for the House of Representatives in the...
  • Weigel: Lack of leadership

    - Jun 21, 2017
    President Trump’s inability to take criticism ultimately shows that he is unable to lead. Zach Weigel zachary-weigel@uiowa.edu Some time ago, my mother gave me a little book titled Wit and Wisdom of the American Presidents. Although...
  • Guest Opinion: Fox News’ ratings decline: Mission Accomplished

    - Jun 21, 2017
    Trump is the epitome of Fox News’ mission. The mission of Fox News was to make the United States a Third World state, with a “strong man” (fascist) as its president to continue neoliberalism. To ensure...
  • Soyer: Let’s discuss, but leave your hatred at the door

    - Jun 21, 2017
    Violence and hatred do nothing to contribute to discussion of ideas. Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu Assistant Professor of classics at the University of Iowa Sarah Bond received threats of violence over Twitter and email in response to...
  • Making sense of TV dad, alleged sexual predator

    - Jun 21, 2017
    Bill Cosby’s celebrity status, along with the blurring of lines between him and character Cliff Huxtable, ultimately affected the mistrial. By Laura Townsend laura-townsend@uiowa.edu On the first day of Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault trial, Cosby entered the...

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