Guest opinion

  • Come party with us if you like parties

    - Oct 4, 2016
    And by party, we mean gather with a couple hundred of your new best friends (at least for a few hours) for a night of nonstop entertainment with a political twist. We don’t mean political as...
  • Building and crossing bridges

    - Sep 30, 2016
    A reality TV-like campaign has now been with us for more than a year. The golden prize is the White House. From promises of building separation walls and deporting millions as an immigration policy to carpet...
  • Sitting out is sitting petty

    - Sep 25, 2016
    Election 2016 is about much more than the next four years. Americans in my generation are deeply frustrated with the political system, and I’m afraid many are starting to give up. Professional politicians at the national...
  • Taking the lead in water quality

    - Sep 22, 2016
    Farmers have been getting lots of attention, especially when it comes to the impact of agriculture on Iowa’s water quality. It makes sense. The things that farmers do can affect the quality of Iowa’s rivers, streams,...
  • No hunger, no shame

    - Sep 19, 2016
    By Benjamin Marks Food Pantry at Iowa Co-director In 2009, Ken Ilgunas, a then graduate student at Duke University, published an essay on Salon.com about his struggle to graduate from college debt-free. His solution? Living in...
  • Studer: Trump getting ready to lose

    - Aug 23, 2016
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu Donald Trump is getting ready for his race to be over. Yet, he isn’t preparing for victory, but he’s preparing to lose. He is getting into the mindset that Hilary Clinton has the...
  • More appropriations means lower tuition

    - Jul 20, 2016
    By Jacob Simpson jacob-simpson@uiowa.edu Last week, the state Board of Regents passed a tuition increase of $250 for resident undergraduate students attending the University of Iowa. The tuition increase was deemed a sufficient “compromise” by Regent...
  • Guest column: Abbas Kiarostami, the child From The Traveler

    - Jul 10, 2016
    By Amin Bagheri amin-bagheri@uiowa.edu The news reads: Abbas Kiarostami, an award-winning film director, died at the age of 76; it is truly a wonder that he made such great films in the hostile, censor-ridden environment of...
  • Guest opinion: Why do Iowans re-elect fiscally irresponsible U.S. representatives and senators?

    - May 12, 2016
    America’s current federal debt exceeds $19.1 trillion (www.us-debt-clock.org). To get rid of this debt, which is owned by you and me, each person in the USA must pony up $60,000. President Obama and all previous presidents...
  • VP Biden, do your other constitutional job

    - May 2, 2016
    President Obama must demand that Vice President Joe Biden immediately schedule a vote on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The U.S. Constitution makes Biden the president of the Senate, and it provides for...

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