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Opinion | Why 80 percent of people will fail their New Year’s resolution

Peter Anders, Opinions Contributor January 25, 2023

As we approach February, most people who set out on their New Year’s resolutions have already failed.  According to research done by Forbes, New Year’s resolutions carry a 80 percent failure rate....

Opinion | Educators need higher pay and appreciation

Opinion | Educators need higher pay and appreciation

Naomi Rivera Morales, Opinions Columnist January 24, 2023

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. Educators in...

Iowa City Police Department was called to the Court Street parking ramp for what started as a welfare check in downtown Iowa City on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. According to a UI Police affidavit, officers received a third-party report that a woman had been forced against her will to go to the bus station by her husband, who allegedly took her from a Cedar Rapids location on Sunday night. After police arrived, Cardale Hunter, 33, pulled out a gun and used the woman as a shield while holding her at gunpoint. According to the City of Iowa City press release, the situation was resolved after the man shot himself, but no other injuries have been reported. Hunter is in stable condition. Hunter is facing charges of second-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon, going armed with intent, domestic abuse while displaying a weapon, and child endangerment, according to a UI police release.

Opinion | We should do something about gun violence

Sam Knupp, Opinions Contributor January 24, 2023

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.  A man fired...

Opinion | The carbon capture pipeline needs to go through

Opinion | The carbon capture pipeline needs to go through

Chris Klepach, Opinions Columnist January 23, 2023

Have any plans down the pipeline? In December 2022, three companies — Summit Carbon solutions, Navigator Heartland Greenway, and Wolf Carbon Solutions —  proposed a $4.5 billion pipeline. This...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a watch party for Iowa Republicans on Election Day at the Hilton Downtown in Des Moines on Nov. 8, 2022.

Opinion | School Choice: A terrible policy with terrible consequences

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist January 22, 2023

Iowa Republicans’ school choice bill will weaken our education system. The signature piece of legislation proposed during the opening of the 2023 legislative session would introduce a universal Education...

Opinion | I support the IRS, and you should too.

Opinion | I support the IRS, and you should too.

Sophia Meador, Opinions Editor January 22, 2023

Like them or not, we need the IRS. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to slash funding to the IRS. While the bill does not have necessary support from the White House or Democrat-controlled...

Opinion | Fact-check and listen to alternative narratives

Opinion | Fact-check and listen to alternative narratives

Yasmina Sahir, Opinions Columnist January 22, 2023

Even though the hectic 2020 election and the events that occurred after seem like they happened just the other day, I predict this next year will become noticeably more focused on politics.  In 2024,...

The Old Capitol is pictured on April 14, 2022.

Opinion | University of Iowa students benefit from future readiness

Naomi Rivera Morales, Opinions Columnist January 17, 2023

The future should be on the forefront of students’ minds. At the University of Iowa, there are endless resources for career help, such as the Pomerantz Career Center. However, most students do...

Opinion | Yes, we are having a recession

Opinion | Yes, we are having a recession

Chris Klepach, Opinions Columnist January 17, 2023

Have you bought an RV recently? One national trend points us to a recession: RV sales. Economists use RV sales to understand economic activity because it shows the rate of investment by average...

Opinion | The case against cutting property taxes

Opinion | The case against cutting property taxes

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist January 18, 2023

Iowa Republicans' plan to slash property taxes is economically unsound. While there is no official piece of legislation that would cut property taxes, several Iowa Republicans have expressed interest...

Opinion | Every worker has the right to organize

Opinion | Every worker has the right to organize

Evan Weidl, Opinions Columnist January 16, 2023

The only thing standing between the dignity of workers and the greed of their employers and corporations is labor unions. Last week, striking workers at Case New Holland, an agricultural machinery...

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