Opinions

  • Puerto Rico’s money troubles 

    - Oct 29, 2015
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu  Years of irresponsible management of money has left Puerto Rico in a serious debt crisis. Puerto Rico is similar to Greece in that it is highly indebted and locked in a union with...
  • Letters to the editor

    - Oct 29, 2015
    Rick Dobyns for council I am writing to support Councilor Rick Dobyn’s bid for a second term on the City Council representing District A. I have worked with Rick in a variety of settings and find...
  • A call to action on temporary homeless shelter 

    - Oct 28, 2015
    Last year, a former Aldi was turned into an emergency homeless center. The program, funded by Johnson County, is considered a successful one, helping hundreds escape the deadly cold of Iowa winter nights. The temporary-shelter program,...
  • If not more gun laws, what’s the alternative? 

    - Oct 28, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of the free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,” reads the Second Amendment of the...
  • Ben Carson’s dangerously irrelevant analogies 

    - Oct 28, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com On Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson graced us with yet another drastic comparison when casting light on his ideological standpoint, this time comparing the issue of abortion with slavery. These Carson-isms are...
  • Guest Opinion: An Open Letter to President Harreld

    - Oct 28, 2015
    You have recently published a message for why you want to be president of the University of Iowa, but I remain among the skeptics. I am still unconvinced that you understand the complexity of a modern...
  • Coordination is the only viable strategy in refugee crisis 

    - Oct 27, 2015
    In the latest development of the rapidly developing refugee crisis in which millions of migrants from the Middle East and Africa have made an overwhelming exodus to European nations, Slovenia has warned of impending disaster for...
  • Grassy knowlls


    - Oct 27, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com You say Benghazi, I say Sham-nazzi, let’s call the whole thing off. If only we could. But that would be like stopping the rain today, or engineering the Solar System so that the...
  • Guest Opinions: City Council

    - Oct 27, 2015
    What first interested me in City Council was the Chauncey and an article published in the Little Village February-March 2013. According to the article, to decide among the three alternatives,...
  • Letters to the editor

    - Oct 27, 2015
    Tim Conroy for City Council I wholeheartedly endorse Tim Conroy for an at-large City Council Seat and urge you to thoughtfully consider voting for him as well. I have watched Tim mediate negotiations in his work...

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