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Editorial | It’s everyone against fascism, and the fight isn’t over

Jan 6, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Trump rioters storm the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon as lawmakers inside debated the certification of the presidential election.  Mandatory Credit: Jerry Habraken-USA TODAY
DI Editorial Board January 7, 2021

It isn’t really a question if the president should be immediately forced from office.  A wave of newspapers, politicians, constitutional experts, and citizens voiced their support for the president’s...

Guest Opinion | No, professor Muller, not all Electoral College objections are the same

The U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Bill Clark/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)
January 7, 2021

On the morning of Jan. 6, hours before assorted right-wingers seized the U.S. Capitol by force, Iowa College of Law Professor Derek T. Muller published a New York Times op-ed titled "Democrats Have...

Guest Opinion | Brooks Jackson: Progress in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19

Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, University of Iowa vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine, speaks to attendees during
December 30, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has come at a steep cost in terms of infections and lives lost, there has been tremendous progress in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this new lethal virus. In...

Opinion | A basic guide to gender, trans people, and why any of it matters

Opinion | A basic guide to gender, trans people, and why any of it matters
Peyton Downing, Opinions Editor December 10, 2020

Earlier this month noted actor Elliot Page came out as trans with he/they pronouns. While there was a lot of outpouring of support and congratulations, there is also some confusion as to what exactly...

Opinion | Mental health workers must respond with, not instead of, police officers

Iowa City Police Department vehicles are seen on July 9, 2019.
Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist December 9, 2020

The Iowa City City council, members of the Iowa Freedom Riders, and others participated in a forum to discuss mental health reform in the Iowa City Police Department. Similar events have happened in...

Opinion | Systemic racism is in the medical field

Medical bed on wheels in the hospital corridor. View from below.
Hannah Pinski, Opinions Columnist December 8, 2020

Throughout this year, we have started conversation on ending systemic racism in America like in the police force and education system. However, police brutality and discrimination in schools are...

Opinion | Biden must prove himself an ally for people with disabilities

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a Biden drive-in rally on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Around 200 cars parked on the grounds and a few people gathered at the front as Biden commented on a change in the presidency and promised to address issues with public health due to the Coronavirus.
Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist December 8, 2020

I understand why it means a lot to liberal disability advocates that Biden mentioned us in his speech, but a Biden victory does not automatically equate to a victory for disability advocates. While...

From Your Campus Mental Health Providers | Things to remember as 2020 draws to a close

The University Counseling Services office is seen in the Old Capital Mall on Monday, February 17, 2020.
December 8, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, your University of Iowa campus mental health providers want to thank you for persevering this semester, given the COVID pandemic, racialized violence, and political tensions...

Opinion | COVID-19 does not need to stop the holidays

A snowman is seen sitting on top of a trashcan on the Pentacrest on Oct. 19, 2020.
Signe Nettum, Opinions Columnist December 7, 2020

Winter — the season that most Midwesterners spend holed up in their houses with fireplaces aflame, feasting on casseroles of undisclosed ingredients, and frolicking in the snow when the windchill...

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

December 7, 2020

The Center for Disease Control’s moratorium on evictions will stop this month, pandemic related unemployment support times out this month, and food assistance is running out, all while temperatures...

Opinion | It’s time to learn about Dressember

Opinion | It’s time to learn about Dressember
Hannah Pinski, Opinions Columnist December 6, 2020

What is human trafficking? The United Nations has identified three elements to its definition: the act, pertaining to what is done; the means pertaining to how it is done; and finally the purpose of...

Opinion | Individualism is why COVID-19 is still a problem

Photo Illustration by Jenna Galligan
Hannah Pinski, Opinions Columnist December 3, 2020

We are reaching the end of the year, and COVID-19 is still dominating our lives. Hospitals are overwhelmed,  cases are still spiking, and lives are still being lost. So why is it getting worse...

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