Letters to the Editor

  • Letters to the editor

    - Jun 26, 2017
    Stop factory farms In his recent Letter to the Editor, former Environmental Protection Commission member Gene Ver Steeg is wrong: A moratorium on new and expanding factory farms is needed NOW. Telling us that we need...
  • Letter to the editor: Recycling a no-brainer

    - Jun 20, 2017
    To the Editor: Regarding: “Local support for Paris Accord necessary,” on June 12. The Daily Iowan’s editorial “Local support for Paris Accord necessary” highlights the importance of taking local action on climate change. One of the...
  • Letter to editor: Johnson amendment necessary

    - May 11, 2017
    We must support our separation of church and state tradition in order to prevent religious-based ideological civil war. We must maintain the “Johnson Amendment” that guards against these potential civil wars. People from religion-based groups gather...
  • Letter to editor: Lessons of history don’t lessen

    - May 11, 2017
    Howard Zinn must be rolling in his grave. Why don’t the talking heads in the media correct President Trump? The separation of church and state was not initiated by the American government nor the Founders. It...
  • Letter to Editor: Stop the madness

    - May 3, 2017
    In this age of “fake news,” we as a nation must start telling “the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” We have to stop blaming just the jihadists (Al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, et al.)...
  • Letter to editor: Open arms, as in the Bible

    - May 2, 2017
    “I was an immigrant and you welcomed me” was the billboard’s message adapted from Matthew 25:35 and posted in Des Moines, the Quad Cities, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, and Clinton in 2011. Billboards were sponsored...
  • Letter to Editor: Trapped at Hancher

    - May 1, 2017
    How did Hancher ever pass the Iowa City fire codes and American Disability Act codes? On the evening of April 29, thousands of guests were trapped on all floor levels of Hancher when the only two...
  • Letter to Editor: Next UI VP for Student Life Must Make Sexual Violence a Top Priority

    - May 1, 2017
    With the upcoming retirement of UI Vice President for Student Life Tom Rocklin, there is an opportunity for new leadership on the issue of sexual violence. Any candidate who is considered for the job must see...
  • Letter to editor: Is student housing affordable in Iowa City?

    - Apr 24, 2017
    As students, we know that housing costs can be just as expensive as tuition. Yet all too often, living expenses  are left completely out of the conversation regarding higher-education affordability. Addressing this concern has been a...
  • Letter to editor: Striving for results

    - Apr 17, 2017
    Thank you for your article “Activist fights against HIV/AIDS.” I am an advocate with RESULTS and helped organize Maurine’s visit to Iowa City. I chose to volunteer with RESULTS because I am a strong believer in...

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