• 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...
  • Reconsider regents’ funding model for Iowa universities

    - Sep 3, 2015
    The state Board of Regents has asked for nearly $16 million in new funds for the public universities in the state. Well, not all the public universities — only ISU and UNI. The proposed increase for...
  • Obama’s controversial Arctic trip

    - Sep 2, 2015
    On Monday, President Obama embarked on a three-day tour of Alaska and the Arctic in an effort to increase awareness of climate change and the need for increased American involvement in the region. The president has...
  • Johnson County workers deserve $10.10 minimum wage

    - Sep 1, 2015
    In conjunction with the popularized “Fight for 15” national narrative, the Democratic Party on Aug. 28 incorporated a $15 minimum wage standard into its platform. On Aug. 27, closer to home, local officials reached agreement on...
  • Our concerns in the search for a new UI president

    - Aug 31, 2015
    Former University of Iowa President Sally Mason retired earlier this year, and the state Board of Regents is wasting no time in finding her replacement. The current interim president of the UI, Jean Robillard, is also...
  • Our culpability in mass shootings

    - Aug 28, 2015
    Two days ago, WDBJ television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed while filming a story in Moneta, Virginia. This was not Charlie Hebdo, nor was it coverage of a war-torn country. This shooting...
  • Maintain confidence in international markets

    - Aug 27, 2015
    As is evident by the past six days of slumps in the stock market, the economy of the United States is globalized. Changes in the markets of countries around the world have profound impacts on the...

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