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Opinion | Iowa Republicans need to focus on real issues rather than patriotism

Opinion | Iowa Republicans need to focus on real issues rather than patriotism

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist January 23, 2022

Yet again, Iowa Republicans are introducing harmful and unnecessary bills in the Legislature. In an effort to uphold blind patriotism, Sen. Adrian Dickey, R-Packwood, introduced a bill that would...

MidAmerican Energy Company is seen in Iowa City on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

Opinion | People need to know how widespread their power outages are

Luke Krchak, Opinions Columnist January 23, 2022

Power outages can already be a scary and harsh experience, but not knowing when it will end makes it that much worse. People need more access to information about how widespread a power outage is and...

Former Vice President and 2020 democratic candidate Joe Biden speaks to attendees outside after his speech at the opening of his campaign office on S. Gilbert St. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

Guest Opinion | Biden’s first year in office is a mixed performance

January 23, 2022

Following one of the most contentious elections in recent memory, President Joe Biden has now spent a year in the Oval Office. Given the number of candidates and perspectives represented in the...

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Opinion | UI can help create a safer atmosphere for those who drink

Elise Cagnard, Opinions Contributor January 20, 2022

It’s a well known fact that the University of Iowa has a bit of a reputation when it comes to drinking. While its infamous reputation has fallen somewhat in the past decade, the UI is still ranked...

Opinion | A ‘national divorce’ is a terrible idea

Opinion | A ‘national divorce’ is a terrible idea

Peter Anders, Opinions Contributor January 20, 2022

Political polarization is at a historical high. It is quite easy to argue that short of the Civil War, America is in the worst shape it has ever been in, and more divided than any time since then....

A group of people pose for their portraits and to show their signs on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Iowa Citizens for Community Change held the rally on the Riverside Dr. overpass.

Guest Opinion | 2021: A year of climate change and records broken

January 20, 2022

Extreme climate events led the news in 2021. Among the rarest events, an unprecedented heat wave in the Northwest that busted all records. Portland was scorched by an average high temperature of 112 degrees...

Person holding a cloth face mask.

Opinion | It is not time to take off your mask

Sophia Meador, Opinions Columnist January 19, 2022

I hated winter coats as a child. Perhaps it was vanity, or the unwavering ego of my 8-year-old self that made me believe I was too cool for a winter coat. Winter coats are obviously necessary when...

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Opinion | The UI needs to lighten up on online learning restrictions

Signe Nettum, Opinions Contributor January 19, 2022

During the holidays this past break, I saw an infographic circulating on Instagram about what precautions the Big Ten schools were taking to combat COVID-19 this upcoming semester. The University of...

Photo of a disposable mask.

Letter to the Editor | It’s time to mask up

January 19, 2022

Dear UI community, Wear a mask.  Please. -Diane Bedell, Iowa City resident and University of Iowa employee

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds waves to attendees and legislative members during the conclusion of the Condition of the State Address at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. During the State Address, Reynolds spoke about childcare, Iowa teachers, material taught in schools, unemployment, tax cuts, and more.

Letter to the Editor | Iowa Republicans to blame for workforce crisis and rural decline

January 19, 2022

Iowa’s workforce crisis and rural decline can be traced to irresponsible Republican tax and economic policies year after year. Their actions bring to life the words of their puppet master Grover...

Iowa Senate President Jake Chapman speaks during the second day of the 2022 Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Opinion | Iowa Republicans’ eviction of journalists puts American democracy at stake

Hannah Pinski, Opinions and Amplify Editor January 18, 2022

You don’t have to be a journalist to know that Iowa Republicans evicting the media from the Iowa Senate floor is a big deal. In fact, it already made national news last week in The Washington Post. Reporters...

Granulated white cane sugar in a sack with a scoop.

Opinion | The US sugar program: why Americans pay more for sugar

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist January 18, 2022

The one thing that I know about Americans is that we love our sugar. We consume more sugar than any other country. Thanks to the tariff-rate quota, or TRQ, levied by the U.S. sugar program, American...

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