Editorial

  • Editorial: A good choice for ambassador

    - Dec 9, 2016
    D onald Trump’s efforts to fill out important positions in his administration has finally hit home. Jason Miller, a spokesman for the Trump transition team has confirmed that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has been offered the...
  • Editorial: Rush to judgment in CR case

    - Dec 8, 2016
    On Tuesday, a grand jury recommended against pursuing charges against Cedar Rapids police Officer Lucas Jones, who shot and paralyzed Jerime Mitchell during a traffic stop on Nov. 1.  Based on Jones’ testimony, Mitchell was combative,...
  • Editorial: Speed bump, not a victory

    - Dec 7, 2016
    Earlier this week, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would not grant Energy Transfer Partners the final easement needed to complete construction of the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline beneath the Missouri River. The...
  • Editorial: Lessons after Ohio St. attack

    - Dec 2, 2016
    On Monday, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an 18-year-old student of Somali descent, carried out an attack on the Ohio State University campus. Following the event, 11 individuals were hospitalized with one in critical condition. None of...
  • Editorial: UI must take a stand against xenophobia

    - Dec 1, 2016
    Against the backdrop of a polarized election rife with xenophobic rhetoric, many Americans feel unsafe in their own homes. Undocumented immigrants are among those feeling vulnerable under President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to deport 2 million to...
  • Editorial: The world reacts to Trump

    - Nov 17, 2016
    Immediately following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, world leaders were quick to respond with messages of support, whether strong or skeptical. Where the U.S. is typically seen as a rival, the support was a...
  • Editorial: Callousness from the right

    - Nov 16, 2016
    Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, claims to be writing a bill by the name “Suck it up, buttercup,” which he plans to present to state Legislature in January. The bill would address the amount of state funding...
  • Editorial: Reality TV becomes reality

    - Nov 10, 2016
    It has happened: Former reality TV star and billionaire business mogul Donald Trump has secured the Office of the President of the United States. Rhetoric and ideology rooted in fear and hate has proven more effective...
  • Editorial: Election on the razor’s edge

    - Nov 9, 2016
    Like a quarter which has impossibly landed on its rim, the election has turned to teeter between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. North Carolina and Florida were early red flags seen in a historical election that...
  • Editorial: Title IX, rights, and a vacant Supreme Court seat

    - Nov 4, 2016
    The Supreme Court is set to hear a potentially landmark case in the battle for LGBTQ rights. This is the second major case the Supreme Court has heard with regards to the LGBTQ community in the...