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Into the caucuses, firsthand

Into the caucuses, firsthand

February 3, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Opinions

On Monday night, several Daily Iowan Opinions columnists went to local caucuses and had very different takeaways from their experience. Was it worth it? I almost didn’t go to caucus. Amid the line trailing nearly from the entrance to Macbride Hall to Iowa Book, I stood among the clamoring hudd...

Trumps spurns GOP debate

Trumps spurns GOP debate

Matthew Jack, [email protected]
January 28, 2016
Filed under Politics, News

With the eyes of the nation fixed securely on Iowa for the Feb. 1 caucuses, Fox News and Google will host the seventh GOP debate from the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The debate will be split into two parts: the prime-time debate for the candidates who polled in the top five nationally and the...

The Best of 2015

The Best of 2015

December 17, 2015
Filed under Arts, Uncategorized

By Daily Iowan Arts Staff Every year, we all vow to make it the #BestYearEver. Regardless of whether 2015 meets that mark, there is plenty to be remembered about the past 12 months. Here’s what the Daily Iowan Arts staff experienced this year. ALBUMS We didn’t get albums from Kanye West or Fran...

Caucuses wrestle with registration

Caucuses wrestle with registration

December 16, 2015
Filed under Politics, News

Party-registration requirements may discourage some Iowans from participating in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. By Aaron Walker [email protected] On Feb. 1, some Iowans will not caucus for their favorite candidates because of a rule: They must register to vote as either Democrats or...

World Interrupted

World Interrupted

December 3, 2015
Filed under Arts

Interrupted: A Collaborative Performance will feature an interdisciplinary performance with many different art forms. By Jasmine Putney [email protected] Aerobics class, crutches, and cell phones have all nestled into a performance with thought-provoking themes and striking delivery, leaving the v...

Iowa City’s TIF policies betray its politics 

Iowa City’s TIF policies betray its politics 

October 22, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Some residents of Iowa City have likened to calling their city “People’s Republic of Johnson County.” Despite the populist imagery, local government ideologies and practices do not necessarily echo the tried-and-true blue painted by this county in national elections, and somewhat so in state-level ...

Hawkeyes demonstrate they can win uggggg-ly

Hawkeyes demonstrate they can win uggggg-ly

October 3, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

  Iowa's win over Wisconsin didn't go completely as planned, but that it made it through with a victory could ultimately characterize this team. By Charlie Green [email protected] MADISON, Wisconsin — Two contenders in the Big Ten West squared off on Saturday, producing what was...

Ironies of the Iowa caucuses

Ironies of the Iowa caucuses

September 9, 2015
Filed under Politics, News

By Brent Griffiths [email protected] Outsider candidates are not new to presidential politics nor the first-in-the-nation caucuses, but each of the Republican hopefuls will have to confront the irony of their campaigns: winning an establishment contest with outsider appeal. “If you’r...

O’Malley comfortable as underdog

O’Malley comfortable as underdog

August 31, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Video, Politics, News

By Quentin Misiag [email protected] When it comes to his current place in the polls, Martin O’Malley will admit he’s down. He’ll go as far as to confess that he’s an “unknown candidate” for president in 2016. But after meeting with dozens of progressive Democratic activists ...

Trump leads hopefuls to debate

Trump leads hopefuls to debate

August 23, 2015
Filed under Politics, News

With Donald Trump leading in polls, Thursday’s Republican debates will be a chance for other candidates to try to come out on top. By Rebecca Morin [email protected] Of the 17 major Republican candidates vying for the presidential nomination, one has distinguished himself from the rest,...

Trump leads Republican debate

REBECCA MORIN
August 5, 2015
Filed under News

Of the 17 major Republican candidates vying for the presidential nomination, one has distinguished himself from the rest, and everyone knows his name. The Donald. But Thursday’s first Republican presidential debate — in which the top-10 (averaged among five polls) Republican candidates will...

Editorial: Psychological consequences of U.S. penal system

DI EDITORIAL BOARD
July 23, 2015
Filed under Opinions

New York City’s major jail complex, Rikers Island, is considered by many to be one of the toughest, most violent, and out of control prisons in the United States. The violence that occurs on the 413-acre island is  poorly managed by the officials who run the institution. In certain cases, there...