Opinions

  • Speak up on the economy

    - Aug 26, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu To open the day on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,000 points, then closed with a loss of more than 580 points. According to CNN, this 588-point drop was the worst...
  • Welcome to a year of change, challenge, and growth

    - Aug 26, 2015
    The beginning of the academic year is always exciting, but there’s an uncommon charge in the air this week. The University of Iowa is about to welcome candidates seeking to lead our institution as our 21st...
  • Maintain confidence in international markets

    - Aug 27, 2015
    As is evident by the past six days of slumps in the stock market, the economy of the United States is globalized. Changes in the markets of countries around the world have profound impacts on the...
  • Trump’s toppling of the top-down model

    - Aug 27, 2015
    Paul Osgerby paul-osgerby@uiowa.edu At this point, I don’t think I even need to mention his name for people to recognize whom I’m talking about. After another spat with journalists, compounded with further racially charged anti-Mexican sentiments,...
  • Bipartisan prison reform could finally be a reality

    - Aug 27, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com When House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama both support a piece of legislation making its way through the House, take a picture with your camera. Yet here we are, with a fat,...
  • Letters to the Editor

    - Aug 27, 2015
    Brian Richman for School Board In this year of great uncertainty with regard to school funding and state and local priorities, it is perhaps more important than ever to elect to our school boards those who...
  • 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...

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