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  • Candidates on both sides address sustainability 


    - Nov 13, 2015
    It’s no secret that Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign is sputtering. In Iowa, his internal statistics still rest in the single digits — a ubiquitous statement to the detriment of his tactics, exacerbated by what Republican voters...
  • Let’s talk.

    - Nov 13, 2015
    Mario Williams mario-williams@uiowa.edu To my fellow African-American students here at the University of Iowa, we need to talk. I’m aware that many of you are in the Black Student Union, and many other similar organizations on...
  • Presidential candidates & talk shows

    - Nov 13, 2015
    Sydney Newton sydney-newton@uiowa.edu If you have ever turned on the TV during election time then you’ve probably seen more than one presidential campaign advertisement, and if you watch TV pretty regularly then you might have seen...
  • 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?)...

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