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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...

Osgerby: Journalism and big money

PAUL OSGERBY

May 5, 2015

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Sunday was recognized in the journalism realm as World Press Freedom Day. In this context, Alison Bethel-McKenzie, an Al Jazeera America Board of Directors member, wrote an opinion piece on the decline of press freedom in the...

Elliot: The color of stupidity

BEAU ELLIOT

May 5, 2015

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Let’s start by saying what we don’t know. White people have no idea what it means to grow up black in this country. To say otherwise is to stand on a promontory that projects into the great sea of human ignorance....

Editorial: More transparency needed on trade partnership

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 4, 2015

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Democratic presidential-nomination candidate Hillary Clinton is now facing pressure to reveal her stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and whether President Obama should authorize such a deal. The Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Cervantes: A wake up call against bullying

CHRISTOPHER CERVANTES

May 4, 2015

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On Jan. 10, 2013, Bryan Oliver, a junior attending Taft Union High School in Taft, California, made a desperate and violent decision. He went to school that morning with a 12-guage shotgun and attempted to shoot two specific individuals....

Dugan: The cellphone kill switch

JACK DUGAN

May 4, 2015

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A court hearing is scheduled for this week on the topic of the Department of Homeland Security’s controversial Standard Operating Procedure 303, otherwise known as the “cell phone kill switch.” Civil-rights groups...

Editorial: Crisis in Nepal

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 1, 2015

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Thursday was Phil’s Day at the University of Iowa, a day in which the virtues of philanthropy are spread around campus through advocates and distinctive yellow tape. As UI President Sally Mason wrote in a Daily Iowan Gue...

Korobov: The power of peaceful protest

MICHAEL KOROBOV

May 1, 2015

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In the civilized world, a movement or a demonstration can be effective in bringing about change if it has two qualities: a real grievance that others can sympathize with and nonviolent. During the civil-rights movement of the...

Prall: No sense in the death penalty

JACOB PRALL

May 1, 2015

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The death penalty is somehow still implemented in the United States. China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States carried out 88 percent of death penalty executions in 2007, according to Northwestern University. These...

Evanson: Flipping the bird

KETIH EVANSON

May 1, 2015

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The latest and greatest fear is upon us in the agriculture and food industry. The USDA has confirmed nearly 10 million cases of bird flu exist in the state of Iowa alone, giving broadcast journalists and health experts another...