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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...

Letter from the Editor | How we plan to handle election night

The Daily Iowan is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Sarah Watson, Executive editor November 1, 2020

Planning election night for a news organization means months of meetings, spreadsheets, and organized chaos to publish and put out accurate information on the night the polls close, and in the days...

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 18, 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....

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 22, 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...

Editorial | The University of Iowa is not safe

Editorial | The University of Iowa is not safe
DI Editorial Board August 23, 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...

Editorial | Leaders: Don’t miss this moment

Editorial | Leaders: Don’t miss this moment

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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