Opinions

  • Editorial: Trump promises to violate international law 

    - Mar 2, 2016
    “I think the election will hinge on whether there is another terrorist attack in this country. If there is — especially close to the election — it is President Trump,” said Bill Maher last week in...
  • Transgender rights vs. majority comfort 

    - Mar 2, 2016
    Marcus Vincent Brown Marcus-brown@uiowa.edu South Dakota has become the battleground for the future of LGBTQ students, specifically those who identify as transgender in public schools. On Tuesday, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed a bill that...
  • State segregation is not a solution

    - Mar 2, 2016
    Jack Dugan John-dugan@uiowa.edu The Israeli/Palestinian conflict, waged ruthlessly by extremists on either side, has been a source of constant Western scrutiny and Middle Eastern malaise since the Six Day War in 1967, in which Israel launched...
  • Editorial: Should Iowa City settle on The Lens?

    - Mar 1, 2016
    Iowa City is focused on The Lens. The proposed $500,000 artwork by renowned artist Cecil Balmond could serve as a central hub for the Pedestrian Mall. But it hasn’t been smooth sailing for the massive stone...
  • Studer: The narrowing Democratic race

    - Mar 1, 2016
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton produced a dominating win over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina’s Democratic primary, one of her biggest accomplishments of the race. This year, she was ahead by 56 percentage...
  • Guest opinion: The ballot or the bullet

    - Mar 1, 2016
    On Feb. 23, the Daily Iowan Editorial Board expressed the opinion that “Voting should be made as easy and accessible — because it is a fundamental right of every American. American democracy is built on the...
  • Elliot: Our own Waterloo

    - Mar 1, 2016
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com Last week, the Washington Post made an interesting observation: “The Texas primary next Tuesday now becomes either Cruz’s Alamo or his Waterloo, depending on what happens.” Um, hmm. Well, yes, the “Texas primary...
  • First Amendment under fire

    - Feb 29, 2016
    With all the rights and luxuries we’re accustomed to in this modern age, it’s easy to forget that our nation was originally a unique experiment in personal liberties and the drafting of a Constitution that protects...
  • Is a Trump nomination inevitable?

    - Feb 29, 2016
    Jace Brady Jace-brady@uiowa.edu The Republicans held their upteenth presidential debate on Feb. 25, and it was the first time I sat Donald Trump flustered. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio brutalized the man in a blend...
  • U.S. should take stronger stance on human rights 

    - Feb 29, 2016
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu Last week in Cairo, a controversial judicial sentence was carried out. On the surface, it appears to be a standard case. A defendant accused of being behind the death of three people, eight...

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