The Daily Iowan

America needs some heroes, flaws and all


February 17, 2009

Michael Phelps smokes pot. A-Rod took steroids. What’s next? Will US Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger get busted too? Americans love to put their heroes on pedestals almost as much as they enjoy tearing them down....

In the blotter should mean out of school


February 16, 2009

I quite liked one sentence in the DI’s recent editorial (Feb. 10) on drinking among UI students: “The [UI] community has a robust alcohol-focused nightlife because many of its members enjoy drinking, not the other way around.”...

Iowa’s energy future is bright, and windy


February 16, 2009

Modern energy debates can be dizzying, to say the least. Arguments occur at every level. Completely renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind are inconsistently available. Nuclear energy does not have the toxic emissions...

Here we are now, stimulate us


February 16, 2009

Man, February sucks. Aside from the cold, dark, and manufactured holidays that allow the service industry to stagger on to safer, warmer harbors, February is boring. That Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin were both born in February...