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Opinion | The reckless Des Moines Rally illustrates Trump’s incompetence on COVID-19

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at the Des Moines International Airport. Thousands of people showed up to hear President Trump speak about his campaign and support Iowa republicans for the upcoming election.
Hannah Pinski, Opinions Columnist October 28, 2020

It still dumbfounds me how some people seem to forget that we are still in a pandemic. Who do I mean by some people? Our president and his supporters. On October 14th, Trump decided to host a rally...

Opinion | Don’t bring us back

The Old Capital is seen on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
Signe Nettum, Opinions Columnist October 27, 2020

Midterm season at the University of Iowa is over — at least, for most students; I have a class that has projects every three weeks, so it never stops there. Other than finals, the next step for students...

Opinion | Trump is blatantly racist

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at the Des Moines International Airport. Thousands of people showed up to hear President Trump speak about his campaign and support Iowa republicans for the upcoming election.
Hannah Pinski, Opinions Columnist October 26, 2020

I’m going to say it outright: our sitting president is a racist. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. He has oppressed minorities...

Opinion | Let’s start talking about prison reform

Prison with iron fences. Prison or jail is a building where people are forced to live if their freedom has been taken away. Prison is the building use for punishment prisoner.
Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist October 25, 2020

The world has had to make numerous changes to adjust to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one of the areas we should be looking into is prison reform. Mass incarceration has been a problem in Iowa...

Opinion | The Supreme Court hearings were pointless but terrifying

A picture of the supreme court, with the US flag waving in front of the phrase
Hannah Pinski, Opinions Columnist October 25, 2020

From Oct. 12-15, I kept up with what was supposed to be an educational experience on the future of our Supreme Court and country. However, to put it bluntly, the time I spent watching the Amy Coney...

Opinion | Misinformation on masks is a massive problem

Photo Illustration by Jenna Galligan
Adam Engelbrecht, Opinions Columnist October 22, 2020

Most Americans know that COVID-19 is real and dangerous. Most Americans think it is unsafe to go to large gatherings without social distancing, or even some small gatherings for that matter. And...

Opinion | Climate change requires investment in Iowan farmers for sustainable practices

Customers purchase fresh produce at the Coralville Farmers Market 201 E. 9th St. on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.
Hannah Pinski, Opinions Columnist October 22, 2020

The Climate Clock in Manhattan Square sparked important conversations across the nation about tackling climate change, such as Iowa City Climate Activists have called out University of Iowa scientists...

Opinion | Twitch should be political

Photo Illustration by Katie Goodale
Peyton Downing, Opinions Editor October 21, 2020

This week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed the power that can be leveraged by approaching young voters on their terms. The New Yorker’s tag-team stream with Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was put...

Opinion | Diversity deserves celebration

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist October 20, 2020

Diversity, inclusion, and accessibility seem to many people like tedious political correctness. I have recently discovered it has nothing to do with politics. It is everything about caring about others,...

Opinion | Voting third party is pointless

A Johnson County precinct indicator is seen outside The University of Iowa Visual Arts building on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Counties all across Iowa along with eight other states are participating in the 2020 primary elections. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan)
Signe Nettum, Opinions Columnist October 19, 2020

This is it — the moment I talk about politics publicly. I can no longer sit on the sidelines and watch everything unfold without having my own voice heard. Number one: vote. In-person, mail-in,...

Opinion | Allyship isn’t part-time

Opinion | Allyship isn’t part-time
Zeina Aboushaar, Opinions Columnist October 19, 2020

Performative activism allows people who want to feel like they’re doing something to satisfy their need to be a part of social movements without putting in the effort of actually changing anything. If...

Opinion | Iowan politicians need to focus on healthcare

Opinion | Iowan politicians need to focus on healthcare
Hannah Pinski, Opinions Columnist October 19, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the country, every American has a right to affordable healthcare for themselves and their family. Although medical institutions like University Hospitals...

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