Guest opinion

  • Guest opinion: The time is right for a third party

    - Apr 22, 2016
    With the never-ending political candidates’ name-calling and the dysfunctional gridlock in Washington, D.C., the first U.S. president got it right. In George Washington’s farewell address, noted as the most visionary document ever written by a president,...
  • Guest Opinion: Issues to consider in county vote

    - Apr 18, 2016
    Land use, small-farm food production, and transportation are three of the important environmental issues voters should consider when choosing candidates to support in the June 7 Democratic primary election for Johnson County supervisor.   Several Johnson County environmental...
  • Guest opinion: Constitution, Supreme Court, and people’s voice

    - Apr 14, 2016
    The Constitution mandates the president “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint . . . Judges of the supreme Court.” President Obama sent the Senate his nomination of...
  • Guest opinion: LGBTQ conversion therapy has no place in Iowa

    - Apr 11, 2016
     In 1867, Alexander Clark sued the Muscatine Public School District when his daughter was denied admission because of her race. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of Clark, effectively desegregating Iowa public schools a full...
  • Guest opinion: Iowa City’s housing conditions are unjustifiable 

    - Apr 4, 2016
    I am a victim/survivor of domestic abuse. I am also a mother and a University of Iowa student. Domestic violence is a widely misunderstood term and phenomenon. I personally choose to use the term domestic abuse....
  • Guest opinion: In defense of COGS

    - Mar 31, 2016
    The Campaign To Organize Graduate Students (COGS) writes in response to remarks made by a bargaining unit member, Patrick Bigsby, in a panel discussion with Madeleine Elfenbein on graduate employees and unionization. Above all, we invite...
  • Guest opinion: Welcome to the BLOC Party

    - Mar 22, 2016
    Hey, Hawkeyes, our names are Rachel Zuckerman and Lauren Freeman, and we are thrilled to be among the first to invite you to join the BLOC Party. We are a team of 38 dedicated student leaders...
  • Guest opinion: Divided Capitol must become bipartisan

    - Mar 11, 2016
    “What we used to call gridlock in Washington, D.C., has calcified into dysfunction. Compromise and cooperation, bipartisanship and problem solving are almost nonexistent. Even civility is in short supply.” — Al Cardenas, R-Fla., and Mack McLarty,...
  • Guest opinion: Why Trump is triumphant

    - Mar 8, 2016
    Donald Trump is triumphant because he a superb actor and understands American cultural history. The secret of Trump’s success as a politician: His racist expressions are disingenuous, reflecting his tapping into the anger of the white...
  • Open letter to UI President Bruce Harreld 

    - Mar 7, 2016
    Dear President Harreld: One of the University of Iowa’s proudest traditions is its long history of robust shared governance. For many decades, the state Board of Regents, the president, Faculty Senate, and Student Government have cooperated...

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