The Daily Iowan

Lane: Religion and the GOP

JOE LANE

May 8, 2015

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When I was a freshman in high school, I read the book Gifted Hands. The book quickly became one of several contributing factors to my desire to join the medical field. Gifted Hands is an autobiography by (now retired) pediatri...

Soyer: Don’t displace Iowa City’s students

HANNAH SOYER

May 8, 2015

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On May 12, the Iowa City School Board will discuss the many proposals for redistricting the high schools. These new boundaries would take effect in 2017 with the opening of the new Liberty High, which is set to begin construction...

Guest Opinion: Should instructors be fired for awarding high grades?

GUEST OPINION

May 8, 2015

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As the time for final exams and final grades approaches, students’ anxiety about GPAs and jobs starts to ratchet up. Surprisingly, instructors can also become anxious about final grades at semester’s end. Untenured...

Editorial: Congress’s new symbolic budget

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 7, 2015

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After seemingly endless rhetoric from our congressional representatives on cutting government spending, it looks like some are finally getting serious about doing it. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the first joint congressional...

Dugan: The bill of rights for police

JACK DUGAN

May 7, 2015

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Recent events in Baltimore have brought a lot of law enforcement policies, actions, or habits into the national dialogue yet again. One aspect of law enforcement, specifically Maryland law enforcement, is a certain legal document...

Korobov: Ben Carson, an outsider’s voice

MICHAEL KOROBOV

May 7, 2015

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As I approached a voluminous room at the Marriott in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, I was greeted by a line of people that stretched around the hallway. After waiting and gradually making my way inside, I was thrown into a room of what...

Prall: Ben Carson, a delusional bigot

JACOB PRALL

May 7, 2015

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Look out — an increasingly complex web of things may turn you gay. At least, that’s what many on the right contend, including presidential hopeful Ben Carson. Carson, a neurosurgeon and GOP presidential candidate, stated...

Editorial: A tipping point on racial discrimination

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 6, 2015

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On Tuesday, President Obama announced the creation of “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.” The nonprofit is a spinoff of a previous White House initiative put in place to increase opportunities available for young...

Evanson: Legal reefer madness

KEITH EVANSON

May 6, 2015

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In current day Denver, a cashier at any one of the many dispensaries will gladly (and legally) send you on your way with a warm, friendly smile and seven grams of marijuana. If you’re a resident of the state, not only can...

Clegg: You should care about the "worse than dysfunctional" F.E.C.

KEITH EVANSON

May 6, 2015

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In an interview with the New York Times on May 2, Ann Ravel, the chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, bluntly stated, “People think the FEC is dysfunctional. It’s worse than dysfunctional.” Ravel’s...

Editorial: We must defend freedom of expression

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 5, 2015

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On Sunday, two men opened fire with automatic rifles at a Texas exhibit of depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. The shooting is a reflection of what happened in Paris, when 12 people were shot and killed for their satirical work...

Brown: Should Charlie Hebdo’s "courage" be praised?

MARCUS VINCENT BROWN

May 5, 2015

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The PEN American Center, an association of prominent literary writers and editors, decided to award the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo for “freedom of expression courage,” but as of now, 145 writers have sig...