Opinions

  • Obama’s controversial Arctic trip

    - Sep 2, 2015
    On Monday, President Obama embarked on a three-day tour of Alaska and the Arctic in an effort to increase awareness of climate change and the need for increased American involvement in the region. The president has...
  • Trump and Sanders, two sides of the same populist coin

    - Sep 2, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are the two biggest populist candidates of the 2016 election. Their success so far can be contributed to similar issues in government policies, though the remedies they propose...
  • Johnson County workers deserve $10.10 minimum wage

    - Sep 1, 2015
    In conjunction with the popularized “Fight for 15” national narrative, the Democratic Party on Aug. 28 incorporated a $15 minimum wage standard into its platform. On Aug. 27, closer to home, local officials reached agreement on...
  • Molehills, mountains

    - Sep 1, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com I suspect you were as astonished as I was when President Obama announced he would rename Mount McKinley. Huh? you say. What’s a Mount McKinley? McKinley is a mountain in Alaska, the highest...
  • The right of choosing where to live

    - Sep 1, 2015
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu As Ron Swanson on the hit TV show “Parks and Rec” memorably quips, “The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds, and die...
  • Letters to the Editor

    - Sep 1, 2015
    Lori Roetlin: A voice for all students I’m glad we have a lot of vacancies and a lot of candidates for the Sept. 8 School Board election. As a School District, we have a lot to...
  • Our concerns in the search for a new UI president

    - Aug 31, 2015
    Former University of Iowa President Sally Mason retired earlier this year, and the state Board of Regents is wasting no time in finding her replacement. The current interim president of the UI, Jean Robillard, is also...
  • Protest & prejudice

    - Aug 31, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes cmikemayvantes@gmail.com From 1963 to 1967, George Wallace served as the governor of Alabama (also 1971-79 and 1983-87). During the ’60s, Wallace was known for his vehement defense of segregation, going on the record saying,...
  • Crippled by spell check

    - Aug 31, 2015
    By Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com The millennial generation has been blessed with technological advancements beyond the wildest dreams of those who lived only a short time ago. With the stroke of a few keys, a vast encyclopedia...
  • Preserve student journalism programs

    - Aug 31, 2015
    The beginning of the academic year is when schools garner a large number of ink and column inches in local and national publications. As a journalism teacher at Washington High in Cedar Rapids, I pay especially...

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