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  • Religious freedom doesn’t need to obstruct equality

    - Sep 9, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com Kim Davis was released from jail on Tuesday in what could be interpreted as a victory for the expression of religious freedom or backsliding back into the realm of legitimized discrimination. Davis, a...
  • Where is the line on self-defense? 

    - Sep 8, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes cmikemayvantes@gmail.com If there is anything that the history of journalistic storytelling has proven, it is that there are numerous ways and angles to tell the story. The perfect type of frame is all that...
  • Clear day in LA

    - Sep 8, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com Me? Oh, nothing. I’m just sitting here sneezing (it’s sneezing season) and wondering how (and when) Iowa City became part of the LA metro area. I mean, when I lived in the greater...
  • How to combat rape culture

    - Sep 4, 2015
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu Recently, the chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity at Old Dominion University in Virginia was suspended following the display of some very offensive, very sexist signs. “Rowdy and Fun. Hope your baby girl...
  • Solving the EU’s refugee crisis

    - Sep 4, 2015
    Sam Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu Hundreds of thousands of people are migrating across the Mediterranean and throughout Europe. These refugees are leaving home because of war, poverty, and persecution in the Middle East. According to the U.N. News...
  • Immigration and fear-mongering

    - Sep 3, 2015
    By Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com Immigration has become a popular topic among GOP candidates in the coming election, and it has quickly digressed into a competition to adopt the most ludicrous, unrealistic, or offensive policies imaginable. Donald...
  • Consent isn’t a gray area

    - Sep 3, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu Last week, the sexual assault trial against 19-year-old Owen Labrie came to its conclusion. Labrie was an 18-year-old senior at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, a selective and prestigious college prep school,...
  • Trump and Sanders, two sides of the same populist coin

    - Sep 2, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are the two biggest populist candidates of the 2016 election. Their success so far can be contributed to similar issues in government policies, though the remedies they propose...
  • Molehills, mountains

    - Sep 1, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com I suspect you were as astonished as I was when President Obama announced he would rename Mount McKinley. Huh? you say. What’s a Mount McKinley? McKinley is a mountain in Alaska, the highest...
  • The right of choosing where to live

    - Sep 1, 2015
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu As Ron Swanson on the hit TV show “Parks and Rec” memorably quips, “The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds, and die...

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