Opinions

  • Guest Opinion: Time for a lesson from history

    - Feb 22, 2017
    We Americans who value history at least a little are familiar with both the Civil War and the Cold War. Right now, we are in the middle of a Civil Cold War. It’s not a phrase...
  • Grissel: Yiannopoulos can’t learn

    - Feb 22, 2017
    Hanna Grissel hanna-grissel@uiowa.edu In the past few days, much of the internet has watched the downfall of the alt-right’s inflammatory, white supremacist frontman Milo Yiannopoulos after he was outed for what is apparently the only depraved...
  • Editorial: NAFTA helps both U.S., Iowa

    - Feb 22, 2017
    W hether by bashing the Trans Pacific Partnership or encouraging such notions as a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports, President Trump has made it clear that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is one...
  • Wiegel: HF 291 will hurt grad students

    - Feb 22, 2017
    By Zach Weigel zachary-weigel@uiowa.edu HF 291, better known as the collective-bargaining bill, was signed into law Feb. 17 by Gov. Terry Branstad after being fast-tracked through the Republican controlled State Legislature. Unless you are one of...
  • Letter to Editor: Serving the few, ignoring the many

    - Feb 21, 2017
    The collective bargaining legislation that Republicans are intent on enacting disregards the masses of Iowans in toady service to the few. These Republicans like to pose as big friends of business but show their anti-business colors...
  • Editorial: Assurance of graduate students’ benefits needed

    - Feb 21, 2017
    Late last week, HF 291 was passed in the state Legislature, stripping public-employee unions of their right to collectively bargain. This means unionized employees such as public teachers and individuals across public-university campuses are no longer...
  • Rosario: Free press makes America great

    - Feb 21, 2017
    By Isabella Rosario isabella-rosario@uiowa.edu On  Feb. 17, President Trump tweeted, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing  @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”  And even Republicans aren’t...
  • Elliot: Driverless is all the rage

    - Feb 20, 2017
    By Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com So I heard, through my sources, that Iowa City will become a site for testing driverless cars. And I just had to laugh. As any local pedestrian can tell you, Iowa City...
  • Custardo: Protect the Environmental Protect Agency

    - Feb 20, 2017
    By KATRINA CUSTARDO katrina-custardo@uiowa.edu The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has just introduced a new bill attacking the EPA. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced the measure on Feb. 3; the goal of HR 861 simply says, “To...
  • Guest Opinion: The Quarters, not so much a travesty

    - Feb 20, 2017
    By DANIEL SHOVERS A group of five Midwestern real-estate developers are building a 350-unit apartment community known as The Quarters to be located approximately three miles from the University of Iowa campus. Recently, this roughly $45...

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