Guest opinion

  • 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...
  • Guest column: Advice for Iowa’s GOP leaders

    - Oct 20, 2016
    No recommendations here on how you should vote — just a Democrat’s concern about the Republican Party’s future. I believe Iowa’s statewide and congressional elected officials — Gov, Terry Branstad, U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni...
  • Guest Opinion: Grassley right on Supreme Court nominee Garland

    - Oct 19, 2016
    As a lawyer and past president of the Iowa State Bar Association (2011-12), I write in support of U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley is right when he defends...
  • Guest Opinion: An attempt to raise U.S. politics

    - Oct 17, 2016
    One of my goals when I decided to run for Congress this year was to elevate our political discourse. Throughout the campaign, I’ve rejected partisan talking points in favor of nuanced and realistic discussions about the...

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