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  • Elliot: Martian Day in America arriving soon

    - Nov 14, 2017
    By Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com Of all the problems facing this society — and as soon as you say that, some wag points out that problems don’t really face society, they gaze off obliquely at the horizon,...
  • In Their Own Words: Students respond to local gun violence

    - Nov 14, 2017
    In August, a deadly shooting on the Ped Mall shocked hundreds of students gathered downtown. Over this past weekend, a Hawk Alert was sent out reporting shots fired near campus. We asked students, “In light of...
  • Guest opinion: GOP’s tax cut proposal promises eventual tax increases

    - Nov 13, 2017
    Tax cuts are historically followed by personal tax increases—so don’t believe the GOP hype. America’s Republican-controlled Congress promises its proposed tax cut plan will pay for itself through economic growth. This assertion lacks any historical precedent....
  • Helton: Fighting sexual violence should be everyone’s fight

    - Nov 13, 2017
    Recent allegations against Louis C.K., Roy Moore show that it’s up to all of us to stand up to sexual violence. By Elijah Helton elijah-helton@uiowa.edu There isn’t a whole lot of bipartisanship remaining in American politics....
  • Rosario: UI lack of attendance policy punishes sick students

    - Nov 12, 2017
    Students get sick and have bad days just like everyone else. They shouldn’t be punished for being human. By Isabella Rosario isabella-rosario@uiowa.edu Last year, I lived in the dorms, constantly exposed to germs in very close...
  • Helton: Gunshots ring out, GOP is silent

    - Nov 10, 2017
    Congress doesn’t have to be anti-gun to do something about mass shootings. By Elijah Helton elijah-helton@uiowa.edu With almost any debate, it’s possible to see both sides. Whether it’s capitalism, free speech, or pizza toppings, there’s always...
  • In Their Own Words: Netflix fires Kevin Spacey

    - Nov 10, 2017
    In recent weeks, explosive sexual harassment and assault allegations have shocked Hollywood. Netflix officially cut ties with actor Kevin Spacey after multiple men accused the House of Cards star of sexual misconduct. We asked people on...
  • Point/Counterpoint: Is reverse racism real?

    - Nov 10, 2017
    Two columnists debate the merits of “reverse racism,” or minorities perpetuating racism against white people. Wylliam Smith Reverse racism is real As we all know, racism is problem in the United States. White people being racist...
  • Judd: Trump & torture

    - Nov 9, 2017
    President Trump uses terrorism to push immigration and national security reform, which is not in line with U.S. values.  By Constance Judd constance-judd@uiowa.edu It is not uncommon for presidents to weigh in on divisive issues at...
  • Lee: Twitter could reshape politics

    - Nov 9, 2017
    Politicians have the chance to use Twitter to re-create communication between the government and its people, but they must tread lightly. By Ella Lee ella-lee@uiowa.edu On Nov. 3, President Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated for 11...

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