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  • Boehner of existence

    - Sep 29, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com So I see House Speaker John Boehner is out. Well, you probably saw it, too, given that the news of his departure was everywhere in the news and on the social media. (Myself,...
  • The statute of limitations for war crimes

    - Sep 25, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu There are several tired phrases that have to do with pain and forgiveness. One goes, “time heals all wounds.” While that may have some semblance of truth, that does not mean that forgiveness...
  • Next GOP ‘outsider’: Carly Fiorina

    - Sep 24, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com Many GOP voters are so tired of politics that they’ve turned their support to “the outsiders.” Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina: These are outsiders. They’re people of the private sector, of business...
  • The right to feel safe on campus

    - Sep 24, 2015
    Sydney Newton sydney-newton@uiowa.edu This week, the fourth sexual assault of the semester was reported on the UI campus. According to the alert, police received information from UI officials that a resident reported a sexual assault that...
  • Carson shows his ignorance

    - Sep 23, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has come under fire for a statement made during Sunday’s airing of NBC’s “Meet the Press” in which Carson stated that a Muslim would be unfit to be...
  • Do Sanders supporters really understand socialism?

    - Sep 23, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is surging. Although the self-proclaimed democratic socialist has not passed likely Democratic nominee Clinton in most polls, his numbers are starting to pique the interest of many, especially in...
  • Did Obama overstep inviting Ahmed Mohamed to the White House?

    - Sep 21, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes cmikemayvantes@gmail.com If there is one truth in politics, it is that it is impossible to please everyone. For every pleased constituent, there are three more who are displeased with the choice. The dissatisfied parties...
  • Rates won’t rise

    - Sep 21, 2015
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com The Federal Reserve surprised many by not raising rates last week. This means that the Federal Funds Target Rate will remain at historic lows despite the economic recovery over the last several years....
  • Sticking with Alpha Phi

    - Sep 18, 2015
    Grace Pateras grace-pateras@uiowa.edu Last week was rough for me. I failed my first math quiz, fell behind in every single one of my classes, and learned a close friend is now facing serious health issues. Then, I...
  • ‘Jersey Shore,’ 2016 Election edition

    - Sep 18, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu For a viewer, Wednesday’s GOP debate was brutal. In fact, I feel comfortable summing up the things I learned in its extensive three hours using just one paragraph. Jeb Bush has smoked pot,...

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