Guest opinion

  • Guest Opinion: Rand and ‘morality’ in U.S. politics

    - Nov 28, 2016
    John Higgs, in his 2015 book Stranger Than We Can Imagine: An Alternative History Of The 20th Century, writes about the influence of Russian-American Ayn Rand on the fundamentalists’ approach to personal liberty on the philosophy...
  • Guest Opinion: Making America great

    - Nov 13, 2016
    This week is International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of...
  • Guest Opinion: No perfect political system in U.S. & China

    - Nov 18, 2016
    I am from a country, China, that uses a very different system to choose our leaders. Because of this, American politics really fascinates me. By following the past few election cycles, I have found that many...
  • Guest Opinion: At UI, your mental health matters

    - Nov 4, 2016
    College is stressful. It is full of deadlines, expectations, and peer pressure. There are late nights, early mornings, and a usually less-than-great diet. Many students are far away from home for the first time and immediately...
  • Guest Opinion: Poverty is not a costume

    - Oct 31, 2016
    It is no secret that college students love Halloween. Every October, students across the country spend hours making plans with their friends, shopping for decorations, and looking forward to how they will dress (and impress) for...
  • Guest Opinion: Celebrating democracy in U.S. – viewpoint as a Chinese student

    - Oct 31, 2016
    After three heated presidential debates, the 2016 American presidential election campaign has drawn much attention from China and has become a topic among Chinese students at the University of Iowa. Several friends suggested that it would...
  • Endorsement: Patty Judge

    - Oct 28, 2016
    Republican incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley has been both chastised and lauded nationally for leading the Republican blockade of President Obama’s nomination for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Grassley has refused to hold hearings on...
  • Endorsement: Dave Loebsack

    - Oct 28, 2016
    The election for Iowa’s 2nd District seat in the U.S. House is between Democrat and long-standing Rep. Dave Loebsack and area surgeon Christopher Peters. In the past, Peters has described himself as a libertarian. His take...
  • Guest Column: For mental health, vote for Nielsen

    - Oct 25, 2016
    I support Amy Nielsen for state representative in Iowa House District 77 because she supports funding for improved mental-health care access in Iowa. As most people in our state know, we have a mental-health crisis in...
  • Guest Column: Libertarians and racism

    - Oct 24, 2016
    “Racist” — it’s a word that I use sparingly because the term is triggering for many white Americans, especially in the political context. The word holds a lot of power because of the role that racism...

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