Opinions

  • Chauncey progresses at what cost?

    - Nov 13, 2015
    If you want to understand the power elite in Iowa City, attend City Council. This is what Gage Miskimen’s Chauncey to go Forward 11/9 interviews is about. Accordingly, council 2016 won’t affect the progress of the...
  • U.S. infrastructure deserves more attention

    - Nov 12, 2015
    The U.S. infrastructure, once the envy of the world, is now a crippled, crumbling network of neglect. Bridges, highways, railways, and dams are among the decaying structures that have faced chronic neglect. The situation has become...
  • Continued support needed for girls’ education

    - Nov 12, 2015
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu Nobel Peace Prize winner and education champion Malala Yousafzai met Emma Watson for a Q&A at the Into Film Festival’s première of the documentary He Named Me Malala. When Malala was 11 and...
  • Ben Carson’s “inaccuracies”

    - Nov 12, 2015
    By Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com What’s in a history?  Well, a lot. But what’s in a autobiography? Depends.  If you’re Ben Carson, it’s chock-full of stuff.  More importantly, it’s a brimming autobiography that helped launch Carson into...
  • Why job growth benefits Hilary Clinton

    - Nov 12, 2015
    By Sam Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 271,000 new jobs were created in October. The government’s report, released Nov. 6, showed the biggest wage gain since 2009. This is encouraging for a...
  • Debate highlights policy contrast

    - Nov 11, 2015
    Last night, the Fox Business Network held the fourth Republican debate. Featuring “only” seven candidates this time around, the debate allowed those on stage to show substantive differences in policy, though some were clearer than others....
  • Coffee cup won’t destroy Christmas


    - Nov 11, 2015
    Joe Lane Joseph-lane@uiowa.edu The clock struck midnight on Halloween 2015, 12 days ago. So in keeping with the gradual deletion of the month of November from our collective calendar, the holiday (or should I say Christmas?)...
  • In Missouri football players’ boycott, money speaks 

    - Nov 11, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com A series of protests were held in opposition to racial discrimination felt by African-American students on the University of Missouri campus and came to a dramatic conclusion with the resignation of university-system President...
  • Letters to the Editor

    - Nov 11, 2015
    A street-crossing epidemic There is an epidemic happening on the university campus. This is an epidemic that may even be deadly. If nothing else, this epidemic is extremely annoying, and there seems to be no end...
  • Obama’s symbolic rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline

    - Nov 10, 2015
    The much-contested creation of the Keystone XL pipeline was resolved Nov. 6 with a decision by President Obama not to authorize construction. The proposed 1,179-mile pipeline between Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, and Steele City, Nebraska, would have...

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