The Daily Iowan

Iowa House District 90 seat Adam Zabner hugs a supporter during a watch party on Election Day at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom in Iowa City, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Adam Zabner won the election for District 90 on Tuesday after running unopposed.

Opinion | Racial diversity matters at all levels

Naomi Rivera, Opinions Contributor November 30, 2022

Following this year’s midterm election, Iowa and Johnson County brought more racial and ethnic diversity to the political field.  Four years before, the Iowa House had only four people of color.  Before...

Point/counterpoint | Is Christmas an inclusive holiday?

Point/counterpoint | Is Christmas an inclusive holiday?

November 29, 2022

Columns reflect the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board, The Daily Iowan, or other organizations in which the author may be involved.  

University of Iowa students study in the Math Tutorial Lab at MacLean Hall on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Opinion | Final projects leave students better off. Here’s why.

Stella Logsdon, Opinions Contributor November 29, 2022

Now that Thanksgiving break is over, finals are just around the corner, and University of Iowa students are racing to this semester’s finish line. The period between the end of midterm exams and finals...

Infographic by Jami Martin-Trainer.

Opinion | Iowa’s Democrats are getting bulldozed

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist November 29, 2022

The 2022 Midterms confirmed one thing about Iowa — it is not a swing state anymore. Republicans ran the table, as they retained all their statewide offices by comfortable margins. In addition, the...

Supporters for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., participate during the caucus at Des Moines Precinct 62 in the Knapp Center on Monday, February 3, 2020. The caucus head count reached 849 people, leaving 127 individuals needed for the candidate to be declared viable. Sen. Warren received 212 in the 1st round total.

Opinion | What way will Iowa swing?

Elise Cagnard, Opinions Columnist November 28, 2022

Politics might have been a hot topic at your Thanksgiving dinner table.  In culmination with the recent midterm election, politics might be the last thing you want to hear about. But as we approach...

Graphic by Sophia Meador

Opinion | It’s time to ban semi-automatic assault weapons

Sophia Meador, Opinions Editor November 27, 2022

I was in fifth grade when Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students and six teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. That is my first memory of gun violence. Now, almost 10 years...

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is seen at the University of Iowa on Monday, May 2, 2022.

Opinion | Showing gratitude: giving thanks to Iowa City

Luke Krchak, Opinions Contributor November 27, 2022

Iowa City: It has a ring to it that has never left my mind. Several places in Iowa City hold a special place in my heart, from the Fourth of July fireworks over the Old Capital, to eating...

Opinion | Seizure first aid should be a campus priority

Opinion | Seizure first aid should be a campus priority

Yasmina Sahir, Opinions Columnist November 27, 2022

After a 2018 surgery to remove the growing brain tumor in the right anterior lobe of my brain, my neurosurgeon warned my risk of seizures would remain high in my surgical recovery, remission, and...

Nov 16, 2022; Doha, QATAR; A giant soccer ball sits on the Corniche Waterfront ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Opinion | I’m boycotting the FIFA World Cup and you should too

Sam Knupp, Opinions Contributor November 16, 2022

I won’t be watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and you shouldn’t either. Starting on Nov. 20, 32 nations will battle for world soccer glory, but they will be doing so on graves. Qatar...

Opinion | Showing gratitude: Giving thanks to local businesses

Opinion | Showing gratitude: Giving thanks to local businesses

Stella Logsdon, Opinions Contributor November 15, 2022

Everyone has their favorite local shops. Now is the time to show up for them. My parents opened up La Mie Bakery in Des Moines in 2002. The bakery opened in a small unit of a strip mall near...

Democratic candidate in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, Christina Bohannan, speaks during a watch party on Election Day at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in Iowa City, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Opinion | Iowa Democrats need to step up in elections

Evan Weidl, Opinions Columnist November 15, 2022

The anticipated red-wave in this year’s midterm elections didn’t hit much of the country. But Iowa drowned in it. Republicans completely dominated in Iowa’s elections, but the success they expected...

Load More Stories