Opinions

  • The need for affordable housing in Iowa City

    - Oct 13, 2015
    One brief walk through the Pedestrian Mall is all it takes to provide an example of the necessity for affordable housing in Iowa City and Johnson County. Last week, The Daily Iowan reported, a panel of...
  • Coming hinged

    - Oct 13, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com The Republicans seem to be coming unhinged. What? you say. Haven’t the Republicans been unhinged for the last 20 years or so? At least in your book? There are no Republicans in my...
  • Letters to the editor

    - Oct 13, 2015
    Vote Scott McDonough for City Council It is with great enthusiasm that we support Scott McDonough for the City Council for District C. We have known Scott for many years and have always found him to...
  • The changing tide of drug-law sentencing 

    - Oct 12, 2015
    Last week, the Justice Department announced that at the end of October, it will release 6,000 nonviolent drug offenders serving time in federal prisons. It is the largest one-time release of federal prisoners and helps further...
  • Long road to come on gay acceptance

    - Oct 12, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu  For as long as there has been a society, we’ve had social issues. Whether it be civil rights or universal suffrage, there has always been a cause that dominates the progressive minds of...
  • In defense of liberal-arts education: a message to the regents

    - Oct 12, 2015
    The state Board of Regents’ recent selection of a businessman with marginal academic experience to head the University of Iowa stems from its perception of a “crisis” in American education that needs to be rescued and...
  • Letters to the editor

    - Oct 12, 2015
    Pregnancy and infant-loss awareness “Do you have kids?” It seems like a simple question, but for many, it is difficult to answer. We’ve lost two babies, both in the second trimester of pregnancy — our beautiful...
  • Give the Trans-Pacific Partnership careful consideration 


    - Oct 9, 2015
    An agreement has been struck among the 12 countries including the United States involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade deal and the first of its kind with the Asia-Pacific region. The controversial partnership has...
  • The disappointing cancellation of the UI Cultural Diversity Fair

    - Oct 9, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu I am in no place to comment on the Cultural Diversity Fair. As a white college student, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, who spent most of his life growing up in an affluent...
  • International territorialism in Syria

    - Oct 9, 2015
    Paul Osgerby paul-osgerby@uiowa.edu Russia has recently ramped up its involvement in the regional power struggle of Syria, launching its first air strikes in the country in what Moscow is calling efforts to dismantle ISIS. The country...

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