The Daily Iowan

On porn, Maryland might have looked to Virginia

MARC FISHER, WASHINGTON POST

April 8, 2009

WASHINGTON — Bulletin: College kids like sex. Bigger bulletin: College kids like to outrage their elders. Super-bonus bulletin: Some adults know how to deal with this, and some do not. At the University of Maryland last week,...

Focus on tuition and safety a must for candidates

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

April 7, 2009

Spring is here, and UISG campaigning is upon us. Facebook users are finding their in boxes brimming with group invitations for each of the parties, and across campus, brightly colored T-shirts advertise campaign logos. Even though...

Gitmo beauty

BEAU ELLIOT

April 7, 2009

So the news is pretty much all bad, and the weather is worse. The North Koreans are testing a ballistic missile that maybe could reach Alaska (I wonder if, in addition to Russia, Sarah Palin can see North Korea from her Alaskan...

As news industry changes, so too must newspeople

MICHAEL KINSLEY, WASHINGTON POST

April 7, 2009

Few industries in this country have been as coddled as newspapers. The government doesn’t actually write them checks, as it does to farmers and now to banks, insurance companies, and automobile manufacturers. But politicians...

Gay marriage in Iowa a point of national pride

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

April 6, 2009

As the argument over gay marriage will no doubt continue in other parts of our nation, Iowa has taken a triumphant step away from most other states, a step away from the inequality of the past and toward a slowly evolving America...

Obama, pragmatism at work or weakness?

JACKSON DIEHL, WASHINGTON POST

April 6, 2009

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama has proved in the past few days that he can work smoothly and productively with a wide range of foreign leaders — provided that he allows them to set the agenda. The president’s whirl of bilateral...

Testing missiles, testing Obama

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

April 3, 2009

Peaceful launch of a communications satellite or a dry-run for a long-range missile designed for nuclear warheads? In as few as two days, North Korea could put an end to rampant speculation over its intentions for a Taepodong-2...

Gay marriage is conservative

CHRISTOPHER PATTON

April 3, 2009

By the time most people are reading this column, the Iowa Supreme Court will have announced its decision in the contentious case of Varnum v. Brien. If the court rules that the state Constitution requires it, Iowa will soon become...

Saying goodbye, au revoir, tschüss to NATO

ANDREW J. BACEVICH, SPECIAL TO THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

April 3, 2009

When he visits Strasbourg, France, this week to participate in festivities marking the 60th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, President Obama should deliver a valedictory address announcing his intention to...

Dry days ahead for downtown?

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

April 2, 2009

A bar without alcohol may sound like an oxymoron, but if UI officials and community leaders have their way, dry bars may become a reality. In an attempt to curb binge drinking among college students, UI leaders are brainstorming...

(Limited) open-mindedness

NATE WHITNEY

April 2, 2009

Andrew Klavan likes to goad people into trying new things. Whether via sarcasm or serious argument (you be the judge), he just wants you to try to be objective. Even if he sometimes isn’t (really, who is all the time?). You...

Rendezvous with inertia and inadequacy

HAROLD MEYERSON, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST

April 2, 2009

“This generation,” Franklin D. Roosevelt said about his contemporaries, “has a rendezvous with destiny.” Our generation — at least, its leaders, judging by the likely results of this week’s Group of 20 meeting in...