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Lane: Egypt’s bold statement

JOE LANE

March 4, 2015

Filed under Opinions

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his much-anticipated speech to congress. Amid the coverage leading up to the controversial speech, other news coming out of the Middle East has been overshadowed....

Editorial: Congress’s failure to fund DHS disgraceful

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 3, 2015

Filed under Opinions

The newest development in a string of power struggles between the Republican-majority ruled Congress and President Obama nearly allowed the Department of Homeland Security to be shut down from lack of funding. The key player...

Elliot: Wintering on (& on)

BEAU ELLIOT

March 3, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Ah, winter. As the old joke goes, it’s a winter wonderland — you look outside at winter and wonder what in tarnation (to use polite words) you’re doing here. But if you want a real winter, you could go to Boston,...

Korobov: Holder plays the race card

MICHAEL KOROBOV

March 3, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Eric Holder was the first African American to be appointed to the position of U.S. attorney general. This historic moment could have brought triumph to sensitive topic of race relations in America. Despite this, Holder proved...

Osgerby: Russian activist’s murder shows Putin’s fragile hold

PAUL OSGERBY

March 2, 2015

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So Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again managed to find himself in the locus of another swirling news headline’s — or should I say controversy. On Sunday, tens of thousands marched the streets of Moscow at their...

Cervantes: Expression under attack

CHRISTOPHER CERVANTES

March 2, 2015

Filed under Opinions

On Feb. 26, a video created by ISIS was released for the world to see. The content showcased the terrorist organization invading the Nineveh Museum in Mosul, Iraq. They then proceeded to deface and destroy several ancient works...

Point/Counterpoint: Did the FCC overstep with net neutrality rules?

DI STAFF

March 2, 2015

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On Feb. 26, the Federal Communications Commission approved a set of rules to ban “paid prioritization” from Internet service providers. Was this a good move? Keep the playing field level The Supreme Court should all...

Editorial: Address economic segregation in Iowa City

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

February 27, 2015

Filed under Opinions

A recently published Martin Prosperity Institute study titled “Segregated City: The Geography of Economic Segregation in America’s Metros” reports, “America has long been divided between the rich and the...

Brown: What history month?

MARCUS BROWN

February 27, 2015

Filed under Opinions

So, I forgot it has been Black History Month. It would be easy to blame the Oscars, the Super Bowl, the Grammys, or even Valentine’s Day for stealing my attention away from the one month out of the year honoring the history...

Soyer: Room for improvement in Student Disability Services

HANNAH SOYER

February 27, 2015

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Being a new student in college is an overwhelming experience for everyone. Put having a disability like mine on top of that, and suddenly you are dealing with the stressors of navigating campus in a wheelchair, hiring people to...

Manfull: A president’s patriotism

ERIN MANFULL

February 27, 2015

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The age-old phrase “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” doesn’t really seem to apply to politics. If Frank Underwood has taught us anything from “House of Cards,”...

Editorial: Pipeline veto signals new direction in energy

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

February 26, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Fulfilling his promise, President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline. It is unlikely that Congress will be able to override the veto, because the two-thirds majority needed is nonexistent. It is clear that the arguments for b...