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The Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Biden, Greenfield, Hart to rebuild America

From left to right: 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden (Megan Nagorzanski/The Daily Iowan), Iowa Democrat Theresa Greenfield (Jerry Mennenga/Zuma Press/TNS), and former Iowa State Senator Rita Hart (contributed)

DI Editorial Board

October 19, 2020

Republican control in Washington has taken our current emergencies and turned them into full-scale catastrophes. From COVID-19 to climate change to systemic racism, Iowa and the country need new leadership. That's why we're endorsing Democrats all through the ballot. We don't want it to be th...

Editorial | Iowa needs a better ruling on Supreme Court vacancy

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) speaks about lowering prescription drug prices during the Corridor Business Journal Health Care Summit at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center on Feb. 14.

DI Editorial Board

September 23, 2020

It wasn’t too long ago Iowa’s senior senator, Chuck Grassley, said he wouldn’t consider a Supreme Court nominee in the year leading into an election. He should’ve kept to his 2016 words.  Hypocrisy is nothing new in politics. Flip-flops, half-truths, and outright lies are part of the r...

Editorial | The University of Iowa is not safe

Editorial | The University of Iowa is not safe

DI Editorial Board

August 24, 2020

Our school is refusing to protect us. Students are here, cases are rising, and the University of Iowa’s preparations are not enough. The UI administration hasn’t protected the wellbeing of not only its students, but the tens of thousands of people living in Iowa City and Johnson County. As th...

Editorial | Leaders: Don’t miss this moment

Editorial | Leaders: Don’t miss this moment

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 16, 2020

Only in times of crisis do we see our elected officials and industry leaders move as swiftly as they have these past several days. On Friday, the governor signed a police-accountability bill that sped through the Iowa legislature in a single day as Des Moines Black Lives Matter organizers looke...

Editorial | No justice, no peace: Iowans must support the Black Lives Matter movement

Editorial | No justice, no peace: Iowans must support the Black Lives Matter movement

DI Editorial Board

May 30, 2020

Iowa’s northern neighbor is the current epicenter of a centuries-long infliction of violence and oppression against Black Americans.  On Memorial Day, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man was killed after repeating, “I can’t breathe” as a white police officer knelt on his neck. Floyd h...

Editorial: Resiliency, unity connect University of Iowa Class of 2020 graduates

University of Iowa freshman Grace Aldrin speaks during Convocation on the Pentacrest on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

DI Editorial Board

May 10, 2020

To the University of Iowa Class of 2020: This time of year for graduates is normally filled with moments to soak up our lasts: Our last time in the classroom. Our last time cramming for finals in the Main Library. Our last time venturing downtown Iowa City with our friends to dance and drink at th...

Editorial: One-semester tuition freeze isn’t enough for Iowa students

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

DI Editorial Board

May 5, 2020

While uncertainty grips the world, college students face the added stress of the upcoming school year, and its price tag. For now, some of us are celebrating the state Board of Regents’ recommendation to not increase tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year. This is contrary to th...

Editorial: Reynolds should keep Iowa closed

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during her first Condition of the State address in the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Reynolds took over the governor office in May of 2017.

DI Editorial Board

April 28, 2020

For a governor who has touted a data-driven approach to responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Kim Reynolds now flouts the experts. The Des Moines Register on Tuesday broke the news that the Iowa Department of Public Health received white papers from the University of Iowa College of Publi...

Editorial: Hawkeyes, stay home or help out

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

DI Editorial Board

April 7, 2020

A video shared on the public Barstool Hawkeyes Instagram account last week highlights a growing concern in Johnson County amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The video depicts individuals who appear to be University of Iowa students recreating the downtown Iowa City bar scene through filming in their home. Me...

Editorial: Students feel effects of UI’s slow response to COVID-19

Editorial: Students feel effects of UI’s slow response to COVID-19

DI Editorial Board

March 22, 2020

COVID-19 has been the most destructive pandemic for Americans in just over a century. Everyone needs leadership that not only reacts quickly to the crisis, but also considers every person’s humanity. For Americans, that leadership starts with President Trump. For Iowans, that includes Gov. ...

Editorial: All Hawkeyes need to prepare for coronavirus

Editorial: All Hawkeyes need to prepare for coronavirus

DI Editorial Board

March 13, 2020

Certainty is in short supply for students as spring break approaches for the University of Iowa. Classes have been moved online, trips have been canceled, and thousands of students face countless decisions affecting personal and public health. As members of the Daily Iowan Editorial Board, we don’t h...

Editorial: Clearer communication needed from UI on coronavirus response

Editorial: Clearer communication needed from UI on coronavirus response

DI Editorial Board

March 11, 2020

The UI announced in-person classes will be suspended after spring break through April 3. Read here for more information. It seems likely that the University of Iowa will shift to online-only classes for some length of time. Gov. Kim Reynolds confirmed Tuesday that Iowa has 13 presumptive positive cases...