Opinions

  • Dugan: Ugly sanctions

    - Jan 21, 2016
    Jack Dugan John-dugan@uiowa.edu On Jan. 16, two historic events took place. Four U.S. prisoners were released from Iranian custody coinciding with the automatic lifting of some economic sanctions against Iran. This release comes as a result
  • Lane: Does your home state affect your values?

    - Jan 21, 2016
    Joe Lane Joseph-lane@uiowa.edu “The bromance is over,” said Donald Trump following the Jan. 15 Republican presidential debate. Trump’s declaration refers to his once-amicable relationship with fellow poll-leader Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who staged an attack on
  • Soyer: Consider more than gender when voting

    - Jan 21, 2016
    Hannah Soyer Hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu Remember during the presidential election of 2008 when everyone was saying “People better not vote for Barack Obama just because he’s black” or “I’m going to vote for Barack Obama because it’s time
  • Water-quality plan shouldn’t siphon school money 

    - Jan 20, 2016
    Land-locked states, by their nature, miss out on the fun an ocean might offer. What’s missed in salty spray and golden sand is replaced by lakes and rivers. These natural resources belong to the public and
  • Is Cruz’s ‘birther’ controversy just politics as usual?

    - Jan 20, 2016
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com Over the last week, Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president has been brought into question. The premise of this argument is found in the belief that Cruz is not a natural-born
  • Clinton’s failed attempts to sway young voters

    - Jan 20, 2016
    Keith Reed keith-reed@uiowa.edu On Thursday, Hillary Clinton is slated to have an event in the IMU, and pop star Demi Lovato is scheduled to appear alongside her. This appears to be an attempt on Clinton’s part
  • Letters to the editor

    - Jan 20, 2016
    Beware of Ted Cruz     Remember when tea-party folks used to tease President Obama about his Hawaiian birth certificate? They even implied that he wasn’t an American citizen. Now, Ted Cruz is applying for Obama’s
  • Editorial: ‘Shots fired’ at the Democratic debate

    - Jan 19, 2016
    On Sunday, South Carolina became the most recent battlefield along the lumbering campaign trails of the Democratic bid for presidency, pitting the three Democratic nomination hopefuls (former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and
  • Cervantes: One nation, under litigation

    - Jan 19, 2016
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu When I was a senior in high school, my advanced-placement government teacher, Roni Cline, assigned us a final project in which we had to redesign the American dollar bill. Of the minimal changes
  • Elliot: Dark matter & hostages

    - Jan 19, 2016
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com So, welcome back; we missed you. No, really. It turns out we really needed another 20,000 pairs of feet to efficiently stamp Iowa City’s unshoveled sidewalks into ice sheets. Speaking of which, we’re

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