Opinions

  • Dugan: The guilty don’t ask for trials

    - Feb 23, 2016
    Jack Dugan John-dugan@uiowa.edu Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor and controversial whistleblower, stated recently that he would be willing to return to the United States if he were to be guaranteed a fair trial. Snowden is...
  • Elliot: The pillow & Col. Mustard

    - Feb 23, 2016
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com Thank God (or somebody — Donald Trump?) for human beings. How else would we be blessed with conspiracy theories? I mean, rocks are great for lots of things, but they’re just hopeless when...
  • Studer: Preventing another Ferguson

    - Feb 23, 2016
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu  Earlier this month, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division took steps to sue the city of Ferguson, Missouri, for not accepting a negotiated plan to change the city’s alleged racist policies. Riots ravaged...
  • It takes more than money 

    - Feb 22, 2016
    On the day that former Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush officially announced his campaign, June 15, 2015, America seemed to be his oyster. The candidate hardly had to do any real campaigning to become the “presumed...
  • Pope and Trump

    - Feb 22, 2016
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu I don’t understand why people still try to mix politics and religion. Here we have two institutions that have existed hand-in-hand in the past but in the modern day are a volatile combination...
  • Message to the GOP after South Carolina 

    - Feb 22, 2016
    Jace Brady Jace-brady@uiowa.edu On Feb 20, Democrats in Nevada and Republicans in South Carolina helped clarify the direction of the primary race. Though the results were fairly close to predictions, the minor differences have drastically changed...
  • Letters to the Editor

    - Feb 22, 2016
    UI Symphony and IMU Congratulations to the UI Symphony for an outstanding performance on Feb. 17. I’m not a bona fide music critic so I won’t get in over my head. But I know and love...
  • Editorial: Apple is right to stand up against FBI

    - Feb 19, 2016
    A showdown between America’s tech companies and the U.S. government has been brewing largely behind the scenes. Agencies such as the FBI have requested user information from entities such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft for at...
  • Letters to the editor

    - Feb 19, 2016
    Grassley’s obstruction of the Supreme Court I agree with the Feb. 16 Des Moines Register editorial “Grassley’s Supreme Court stance is all about politics.” Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is disregarding his...
  • Guest opinion: Remembering what public universities are about

    - Feb 19, 2016
    University of Iowa students, faculty, staff and alumni, and for that matter the citizens of Iowa generally, have been treated in recent months to vague and insubstantial comments by newly appointed President Bruce Harreld and the...

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