Opinions

  • Clinton plans to relieve college debt

    - Aug 24, 2015
    I like to think of myself as an everyday University of Iowa student. I’ve gone to Hawk games. I’ve spent late nights studying in the library and a few lazy days on the Ped Mall. I...
  • An era of division

    - Aug 24, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes cmikemayvantes@gmail.com Throughout my adolescence, I have grown to loathe the season of political campaigning, in which the various political A-listers come out to vie for the attention of the voters that can either make...
  • A Modern Modest Proposal

    - Aug 24, 2015
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote a revolutionary proposal to ease the suffering of the Irish working class. His essay “A Modest Proposal” provided a commonsense solution to his era’s major issues. Today, I...
  • Put the troops where we need them

    - Aug 5, 2015
    Sadie Sanchez sara-sanchez@uiowa.edu On July 30, during a campaign stop, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was, like most candidates, asked about controversial topics that dominate today’s politics. Huckabee’s draw: abortion. When asked about what he would...
  • Should selling sex be legal?

    - Aug 5, 2015
    Chris Clegg chris-clegg@uiowa.edu When three major credit-card companies cut their cards from being accepted on Backpage.com, an advertising website that operates much to the same capacity as Craigslist, they may have accidentally knocked down one of...
  • How inflation, rising wages moderate the economy

    - Aug 5, 2015
    Last week, the Associated Press reported that inflation is beginning to hit the United States. It has taken a while, but following the “Great Recession” of the late 2000s, historically low inflation is finally on the...
  • Letters to the Editor

    - Aug 4, 2015
    Letters Inaction on minimum wage inexcusable In the last legislative session, the Iowa House Republican leadership refused to debate a Senate bill that would have raised the minimum wage to a paltry $8.75 over two years’...
  • Obama’s EPA plan transcends political allegiances

    - Aug 4, 2015
    President Obama has set in motion an ambitious plan through the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gases and combat climate change Monday with his clean power plan. The plan aims to “cut carbon emissions from...
  • Swimming to the nebulae

    - Aug 4, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com Yes, because there are things more important than football (such as Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton’s “discovery” of a secret nuclear deal with Iran), the recent reaction to Patriot quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension in...
  • Trump’s brilliant immigration fallacy

    - Aug 3, 2015
    In the swarming fury of Donald Trump headlines, simultaneously feeding his gluttonous quotes while regurgitating exactly what they thirst for, an underlying fallacy arises between his rhetoric and business practice. He has undoubtedly turned the circadian...

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