Opinions

  • Immigrant workers benefit the economy

    - Aug 25, 2015
    At the focal point of the Iowa State Fair’s political soapbox, Republican heavyweight contenders Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Donald Trump squared off on the topic that is turning into the major talking point of the...
  • Getting ‘Ashleyed’

    - Aug 25, 2015
    Sydney Newton sydney-newton@uiowa.edu In the case that you haven’t already heard about the Ashley Madison scandal, here is what has happened. The world’s most popular networking site for those looking to have an affair, Ashley Madison...
  • Mysteries & book clubs

    - Aug 25, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com There are some mysteries of human life that will probably never be solved, even if you have a college degree. Which is not to say that a college degree, or two or three,...
  • Iran deal better than alternatives

    - Aug 24, 2015
    Last week, President Obama penned an op-ed that ran in papers across the country. It was not an unusual step for Obama, who has previously written to persuade the nation about his policies from the Affordable...
  • 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...

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