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ADAM SULLIVAN

June 11, 2009

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“I want to just delete all the information off my Facebook profile,” a friend recently told me. “Then I’ll just use my account to look at what everyone else is doing.” There’s a name for “looking at what everyone...

America’s ‘war on drugs’ is an unwinnable battle

BRIAN O'DEA, LOS ANGELES TIMES

June 11, 2009

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In 1986 and 1987, I was one of the “masterminds” behind the importation and sale of approximately 75 tons of pot from Southeast Asia to the United States. It was the culmination of a 20-year career as a drug smuggler, a deal...

Out of control rent causes slew of problems in Iowa City

DEEANNA BLETTE

June 10, 2009

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With the saturation of Iowa City’s rental market and growing population of college students, certain rental agencies, such as mine, and real-estate owners have targeted renters in Iowa City, college students in particular. These...

Court judgment squelches conflict of interest

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

June 10, 2009

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In ruling that a justice on West Virginia’s highest court should have recused himself from a case involving a campaign benefactor, the U.S. Supreme Court has righted an egregious wrong. More important, the 5-4 decision will...

Law meant for inclusion will end up sponsoring exclusion

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 9, 2009

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Variety is important. We should all hold diversity as a personal value and recognize the positive consequences it brings. However, when government gets into the business of mandating diversity, we’re in trouble. Broad policies...

Embracing imperfection

BEAU ELLIOT

June 9, 2009

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The first week or so of June is full of anniversaries, it seems. What? You haven’t noticed? You really need to stop Twittering so much. Or Tweeting. Whatever. Baseball is a much safer addiction. For one thing, you can follow...

One year later, flood recovery is something to be proud of

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 8, 2009

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The one year anniversary of last summer’s flood is upon us. These 12 months have tested the resolve and the will of our campus and community like nothing we could have expected. Twenty of our buildings were damaged, some more...

My thinking vacation

DEAN TREFTZ

June 8, 2009

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It being summer, I’ve once again traded mind-numbingly pointless homework for soul-crushingly repetitive work. This forces me to spend less time guiltily tabbing through Wikipedia entries that are at best tangentially related...

Keeping study drugs a secret only breeds dangerous behavior

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 15, 2009

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In the wake of final exams, papers, portfolios and the reading, studying, and memorizing sessions crammed in between them, many students at the UI are collapsing with exhaustion. But, quite commonly, the strain of the semester’s...

Addicted to free

KURT CUNNINGHAM

May 15, 2009

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“I’ll take a coffee and a paper.” And so it goes — the age-old of tradition of breakfast and news. For some, those were the first words spoken in the morning. But then, the Internet came along, ruining the idea of black...

Public bike system would unclutter downtown and be eco-friendly

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 14, 2009

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What if there were a way to get around Iowa City without having to wage battle with thousands of vehicles all vying for the one spot? What if the UI decided to follow through on its promise to improve local ecology and our (humans’)...

Living the Dream

DEAN TREFTZ

May 14, 2009

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“You’re graduating? Congratulations!” Ouch — hey, what’d I do to you? “So what’re you doing afterwards?” Jesus, that one was below the belt. Wouldja lay off already? “Got a job lined up yet?” What the hell, ...