Editorial

  • Flipping the script on climate change

    - Sep 18, 2015
    In an unexpected break from the usual script of climate-change denial, an estimated 10 Republican members of the House of Representatives plan to sign a resolution acknowledging the effect human activity has had on the change...
  • Mixed news for the UI’s national standing

    - Sep 17, 2015
    According to a new release of college and university rankings, the University of Iowa has tumbled in three distinguishing categories: schools for veterans, public universities, and overall ranking. U.S. News & World Report posted its annual...
  • We’re still miles from a two-state solution

    - Sep 16, 2015
    Last week, the U.N. General Assembly voted in favor of flying a Palestinian flag in front of U.N. buildings. The motion passed with 119 votes, the United States and Israel two of the only eight countries...
  • We can take in more refugees

    - Sep 15, 2015
    As the Syrian refugee crisis unfolds, it has become increasingly clear that the U.S. needs to take a more active and vigilant role in resettlement. The four-year civil war has displaced more than 2 million Syrians,...
  • Working to live, not living to work

    - Sep 14, 2015
    On Labor Day, President Obama signed into action an executive order that would allow up to seven days of sick paid leave for federal contractors and subcontractors. This executive order bolsters the president’s plans to further...
  • Speak up, greeks

    - Sep 11, 2015
    This week, a video of sophomore members in the University of Iowa Alpha Phi sorority chapter was uploaded and quickly went viral. It features a large group of women chanting lyrics ranging from drinking to degrading...
  • In campaign season, money talks more than rhetoric

    - Sep 10, 2015
    If all speech is political speech, then politicians’ speech must be some sort of reactionary enigma. Sensationalized quotes by Donald Trump may have broken the news cycle in McCarthy-esque fashion, but the headlines churned out rippled...
  • Learn from the war on drugs in criminal-justice reform

    - Sep 9, 2015
    Drug use increased in the United States throughout the 1980s and ’90s. In response, Congress enacted increasingly elaborate and harsh legislation. The objective was to curb drug use and create safer communities. It’s known today as...
  • The rise of non-politicians

    - Sep 8, 2015
    Politicians as a whole, it appears, would be well served by a rebranding. In the latest GOP poll by Monmouth University, the top two candidates in the Republican Party race have no political careers. Donald Trump,...
  • Our new UI president, an academic outsider

    - Sep 4, 2015
    As promised, the state Board of Regents selected the next president of the University of Iowa on Thursday: Bruce Harreld, a business consultant with no academic administrative experience. Harreld’s UI-provided résumé lists him as managing principal...

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