The Daily Iowan

Guest Opinion: Group’s indoctrination charge is laughable

TOM GIOIELLI

October 20, 2009

Filed under Opinions

As I was perusing through the Oct. 19 issue of The Daily Iowan, I was intrigued by a half-page advertisement from the Alliance Defense Fund that read “College Students Deserve An Education Not Indoctrination.” Thinking this...

Point/Counterpoint: Would Terry Branstad’s candidacy be good for the Iowa GOP?

DI EDITORIAL STAFF

October 19, 2009

Filed under Opinions

On Oct. 16, former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad resigned as president of Des Moines University and announced he was officially exploring a run for governor. Would his candidacy be good for the Iowa Republican Party? Two Opinions writers...

Capitalism: an economic critique

JUSTIN SUGG

October 19, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Michael Moore’s few and fleeting moments of wit and insightful journalism are only devices for the documentarian to manipulate and communicate inaccuracies. This is true especially in Capitalism: A Love Story, which is largely...

Guest Opinion: In Switzerland, lessons for U.S. health-care reform

DOYLE McMANUS

October 19, 2009

Filed under Opinions

At least one country already has a health-care plan roughly similar to the one President Obama and the Democrats have proposed, with universal coverage, a mandate that everyone buy insurance, and a major role for private insurance...

When drafting cuts, don’t place undue burden on students

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

October 16, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Over the next two weeks, UI officials will be forced to make some of the most arduous, disconcerting budgetary decisions in the university’s history — and next year will likely be worse. After the state Board of Regents’ speci...

The (not so) simple life

MICHAEL DALE-STEIN

October 16, 2009

Filed under Opinions

It’s 5 a.m., and I’ve nearly mustered up enough motivation to place my fingers upon the keyboard before me and begin writing this. I’m fading quickly after spending the previous 10 hours studying for an upcoming exam. Discarded...

Guest Opinion: In order to save Iran, cripple it

JOHN HANNAH - GUEST OPINION

October 16, 2009

Filed under Opinions

If current negotiations falter, international efforts to curtail Iran’s nuclear program may escalate to the imposition of “crippling sanctions” or even the use of military force. A crucial question that policymakers must...

Grassley’s health-care reform partisanship disappointing

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

October 15, 2009

Filed under Opinions

After months of negotiations, the Senate Finance Committee approved its health-care reform bill on Tuesday. The sharp partisan split — Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, was the only Republican who voted for the bill — is not surprising,...

Stop the drain

SIMEON TALLEY

October 15, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Bad economic news is plentiful. Unemployment is creeping toward 10 percent nationally, cash-strapped states are cutting education budgets, and the job market is absolutely terrifying. Is there any good news out there? Well,...

Guest Opinion: Coming up short on equal rights

WASHINGTON POST

October 15, 2009

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Full equality for gays and lesbians is the civil-rights issue of our time. Men and women who want to preserve and protect the ideals of this nation are being booted from the military because of who they are. Same-sex couples...

Point/Counterpoint: Where should the UI build Hancher?

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

October 14, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Downtown location would help economy, culture of Iowa City On Monday, about 300 people filed into Macbride Auditorium to discuss the pinnacle issue of the flood recovery effort: where the UI should rebuild the Hancher/Voxman/Clap...

Welcome, old people

MICHAEL DAVIS

October 14, 2009

Filed under Opinions

What happens when Generation Y bumps and grinds right alongside the baby-boomer generation? New statistics show that these strong doses of Geritol and Viagra give you Johnson County and Iowa City. In the last nine years, the...