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Editorial: Challenging voter-ID laws

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 24, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Laws mandating forms of identification in order to vote have been consistently ruled constitutional despite the potential implicit consequences for citizens likely to have problems acquiring the necessary forms of identification. The...

Guest Opinion: Protecting students’ rights

GUEST OPINION

March 24, 2015

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In an economy increasingly built on innovation, the most important skill you can sell is your knowledge. That’s why higher education is, more than ever, the surest ticket to the middle class. But just when it’s never been...

Elliot: Cruz control

BEAU ELLIOT

March 24, 2015

Filed under Opinions

So President Obama would like to see mandatory voting in the United States, and 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Ten Cruz, R-Texas, would like to see mandatory Christianity, starting in the United States but moving all over the...

Clegg: The costs of obesity

CHRIS CLEGG

March 24, 2015

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It is hard to believe that in a world in which 805 million people go to bed starving each night, more than twice that number of individuals can be categorized as obese, according to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute released...

Editorial: Troubling signs for a two-state solution

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 23, 2015

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Theatrical election night rhetoric is nothing new for politicians. Making a last-ditch effort to mobilize voters often results in candidates making impossible promises, grandiose statements about the importance of this particular...

Osgerby: Facebook’s suicide-prevention effort misguided

PAUL OSGERBY

March 23, 2015

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In San Mateo, California, last week a part-time electrician, Shane Tusch, wrote a hoax-suicide note on Facebook, stating that he would hang himself from the Golden Gate Bridge. He claimed afterwards he was testing Facebook’s...

Cervantes: The freedom to choose

CHRISTOPHER CERVANTES

March 23, 2015

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On March 19, the leader of the free world made a comment in regards to the U.S. voting policy, stating that it would be better if all American citizens voted. According to CNN, President Obama said, “In Australia, and some...

Korobov: Senate confirmations shouldn’t be automatic

MICHAEL KOROBOV

March 23, 2015

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A human-trafficking bill, while garnering bipartisan support, is jammed in the Senate. The Democrats oppose a provision in the bill (that they admit they initially forgot to read) that would block funding for abortions. The Republicans,...

Editorial: Authorization of force against ISIS in danger

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 13, 2015

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In previous months, the Daily Iowan Editorial Board has advocated for a new Authorization for Military Force specifically tailored to the fight against ISIS. This seemed to be in the congressional cards, with the idea gaining...

Osgerby: A grim future for water

PAUL OSGERBY

March 13, 2015

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In a country home to approximately 12 percent of the world’s freshwater sources, its largest city faces a shortage unseen in humanity’s history. São Paulo, Brazil, and its upwards of 20 million residents, has fewer than 60...

Evanson: Stacking the Board of Regents’ deck

KEITH EVANSON

March 13, 2015

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As the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility, and the state Board of Regents certainly has both. The regents approve every budget for all the state schools — Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and...

Clegg: An open letter to the GOP

CHRIS CLEGG

March 13, 2015

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According to Politico, when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was asked about the GOP letter to Iranian officials that has seemed to pollute the news since its release on Monday, he said, “It was kind of a rapid process. Everyone...