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  • Cervants: LGBT youth conference probe farcical

    - Jan 26, 2016
    Christopher Cervantes Crvantes.edu.@uiowa Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, the head of the House Government Oversight Committee, has ordered an investigation into the state’s LGBT youth conference because of what he believes to be inappropriate content. The reasoning...
  • Is America’s ‘surveillance moment’ over? 

    - Jan 25, 2016
    When the news about the NSA’s mass surveillance programs broke in 2013, the bubbling furor over the secret (and potentially unconstitutional) programs led many pundits to claim that a sort of indignant libertarian mindset among the...
  • Iowa’s changing caucus landscape 

    - Jan 25, 2016
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com This week has significantly changed the political landscape in Iowa, as the first-in-the-nation caucuses grow ever nearer. Several important endorsements were made, accusations by state leaders were levied, and comments from all candidates...
  • The insidious nature of lotteries 

    - Jan 25, 2016
    Jacob Prall Jacob-prall@uiowa.edu My parents are reasonable people. Sadly, their level-headedness abandoned them when, like a mesmerizing shimmer in the distance, the Powerball jackpot reared its ugly head. It represented $1.6 billion, folks. A truly massive...
  • Can Clinton regain control of the Democratic race?

    - Jan 22, 2016
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu As the caucuses approach, the few closest to Hillary Clinton believe she underestimated Sen. Bernie Sanders in the race for president. Clinton early on was not able to destroy his arch-liberal message. Sanders...
  • Dugan: Ugly sanctions

    - Jan 21, 2016
    Jack Dugan John-dugan@uiowa.edu On Jan. 16, two historic events took place. Four U.S. prisoners were released from Iranian custody coinciding with the automatic lifting of some economic sanctions against Iran. This release comes as a result...
  • Lane: Does your home state affect your values?

    - Jan 21, 2016
    Joe Lane Joseph-lane@uiowa.edu “The bromance is over,” said Donald Trump following the Jan. 15 Republican presidential debate. Trump’s declaration refers to his once-amicable relationship with fellow poll-leader Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who staged an attack on...
  • Soyer: Consider more than gender when voting

    - Jan 21, 2016
    Hannah Soyer Hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu Remember during the presidential election of 2008 when everyone was saying “People better not vote for Barack Obama just because he’s black” or “I’m going to vote for Barack Obama because it’s time...
  • Is Cruz’s ‘birther’ controversy just politics as usual?

    - Jan 20, 2016
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com Over the last week, Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president has been brought into question. The premise of this argument is found in the belief that Cruz is not a natural-born...
  • Clinton’s failed attempts to sway young voters

    - Jan 20, 2016
    Keith Reed keith-reed@uiowa.edu On Thursday, Hillary Clinton is slated to have an event in the IMU, and pop star Demi Lovato is scheduled to appear alongside her. This appears to be an attempt on Clinton’s part...

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