Columns

  • Williams: Trump: the identity politician

    - Apr 27, 2017
    By Dan Williams dan.willia@yahoo.com Since President Trump’s election, there has been much finger pointing in what amounts to a cultural “whodunnit.” One of the targets of the commentators has been that nebulous phrase “identity politics.” The...
  • Weigel: Foundation for tyranny

    - Apr 27, 2017
    By Zach Weigel zachary-weigel@uiowa.edu With the passage of Easter and recent bout of warmer weather it appears safe to say that spring has finally sprung. Yet for those of us attuned to the news we know...
  • Rosario: Stand Your Ground bad

    - Apr 26, 2017
    By Isabella Rosario isabella-rosario@uiowa.edu Earlier this month, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill that foresees major changes to the state’s firearm laws — including a new Stand Your Ground provision. Following the bill’s signing, Rep....
  • Elliot: Leap the year, more or less

    - Apr 25, 2017
    By Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com So there I was, minding my own business when a friend sauntered up (saunter alert) and asked me who invented leap years. Trick question, I figured. Kind of like asking who invented...
  • Schrichfield: No more ignorance

    - Apr 25, 2017
    By Stephen Schrichfield stephen-schrichfield@uiowa.edu A recent Oval Office photo of President Trump posing at the resolute desk surrounded by Sarah Palin, Kid Rock, and Ted Nugent made something very apparent to me: The Trump administration has...
  • Custardo: Gorsuch’s first decision turns out to be pro-death

    - Apr 24, 2017
    By Katrina Custardo katrina-custardo@uiowa.edu Well, here we are. After refusing to do their jobs as senators during the end of the Obama administration, and after completely ignoring how to do things the correct way (i.e. a...
  • Smith: Acting black, acting the part

    - Apr 21, 2017
    By Wylliam Smith Wylliam-smith@uiowa.edu I was sitting in my French class about a week ago when I overheard a conversation that truly shocked me. A student was talking about how he was robbed. It started out...
  • Williams: Open dialogue furthers learning

    - Apr 21, 2017
    By Dan Williams dan.willia@yahoo.com I’d like to draw a line between two sorts of political correctness. On the one side is the good, the genuinely helpful, the uncontroversial need for there to be some limit to...
  • Townsend: Pay to protect against risk

    - Apr 20, 2017
    By Laura Townsend laura-townsend@uiowa.edu Nearly nine years after the infamous flood of June 2008 struck Iowa City, the University of Iowa remains stringent about protecting against possible future flooding. The Iowa Flood Center is budgeted at...
  • Custardo: Dear Iowa: You’re one step closer

    - Apr 20, 2017
    By Katrina Custardo  katrina-custardo@uiowa.ed Calls to decriminalize cannabis have increased across the country, and this time, Iowa is part of the new movement. It started in the Iowa Senate with Senate File 506. This bill, which...