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Judge Merrick Garland, nominee to be Attorney General, is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judicary Committee, Feb. 22, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Opinion | Department of Justice gets it right regarding the Texas abortion law

Sophie Stover, Opinions Contributor September 16, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice is prioritizing a commitment to the Constitution which gives the right to an abortion. The U.S. Supreme Court made the wrong decision in refusing to block the Texas...

Opinion | It’s not too late to step up. Attend the Iowa City Climate Fest

Opinion | It’s not too late to step up. Attend the Iowa City Climate Fest

Elise Cagnard, Opinions Contributor September 15, 2021

If you’re like many Americans, you might have seen the International Panel on Climate Change’s 2021 report that came out this summer and felt a sense of hopelessness. With rising temperatures and...

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Opinion | We need to be educated on wage theft

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist September 14, 2021

Wage theft is something many people encounter but might not have the tools to address. More than ever, people are fed up with being exploited by employers, whether that be in the form of wage theft...

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Opinion | Psychology graduate programs shouldn’t require the GREs

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist September 14, 2021

All psychology graduate programs need to stop wasting students’ time and money by dropping standardized test requirements. The University of Iowa Department of Psychological and Brain Science...

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Opinion | UI needs to overhaul its website for clubs and activities

Peter Anders, Opinions Contributor September 13, 2021

  University of Iowa claims on its website to have around 500 student organizations and clubs students can join. Yet, there seems to be a problem that the university does not seem acutely aware...

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Opinion | It’s no one else’s decision what you can wear

Sophia Meador, Opinions Columnist September 13, 2021

  It was the first Hawkeye football game of the year, and my friends and I were running late. To our fortune, we found a Cambus that would take us to the stadium rather than walking two miles....

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Opinion l How the fall of Afghanistan affects U.S. National Security interests

Dylan Hood, Opinions Columnist September 12, 2021

Sept. 11, 2001 was one of the darkest days in U.S. history. I remember getting off the bus when I was in second grade with the only knowledge in my mind being that I had gotten out of school early....

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Opinion | Building a better Democratic Party

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist September 12, 2021

If the Iowa Democratic Party is going to be competitive again, it must adopt an electoral strategy that combines popular progressive policy positions with a robust voter outreach program. One of...

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Opinion | UI students, it’s ok to take a step back

Sophia Meador, Opinions Columnist September 9, 2021

Is there ever a free moment in your day when you feel like you should be doing something? In the fast-paced world we live in, having time for yourself can feel wrong. Most adults today are overwhelmed...

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Opinion | The enchantment of Magic: The Gathering

Signe Nettum, Opinions Contributor September 9, 2021

I was introduced to the complicated world of Magic: The Gathering right at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. At first, it seemed like an over-the-top card battling game with different formats...

People protest during the third night of protests following sexual assault allegations against the University of Iowa’s chapter of Phi Gamma Delta at the chapter structure on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Opinion | UI students are committed to preventing sexual violence

Grace Hildahl, Opinions Contributor September 9, 2021

Editor’s note: This article contains references to sexual assault. When fraternity members of Phi Delta Gamma, known as FIJI, were accused of sexual assault, University of Iowa students and organizations...

Syringes for the COVID-19 vaccine lay on a counter at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The center received the Modern vaccine for its employees.

Opinion | It’s time to implement vaccine mandates

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist September 8, 2021

To save lives, the state Board of Regents must disregard obtuse state laws and implement a vaccine mandate at the University of Iowa. The normal semester that many of us anticipated did not arrive....

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