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Elijah Helton
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Elijah Helton is an opinion columnist at The Daily Iowan, writing on environmental policy, equality issues, and electoral politics. He is a sophomore at the UI, majoring in journalism and political science.

Elijah Helton, Opinion Columnist

Jun 19, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: What’s the path forward for Julián Castro? (Story)
Jun 11, 2019
Helton: Pride still matters (Story)
May 08, 2019
16-year-olds deserve a voice (Story)
May 07, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Ryan and Swalwell and Moulton, oh my (Story)
May 05, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Tulsi Gabbard isn’t making waves yet, but can she make a splash in Iowa? (Story)
Apr 29, 2019
Students need a plan like Warren’s for the future (Story)
Apr 28, 2019
Helton: What white students should know about faculty of color (Story)
Apr 25, 2019
Helton: Is Iowa and the country sidin’ with Biden? (Story)
Apr 22, 2019
Helton: Why the Senate should be abolished (Story)
Apr 14, 2019
Helton: Trump attacks Iowa with his lies about renewable energy (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
AP style changes, even if we don’t like it, and that’s OK (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Is Beto O’Rourke really the next Kennedy? (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
Column: Everyone needs to believe Robert Mueller (Story)
Mar 24, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Pete Buttigieg, the newest Democratic rockstar, is blazing his own path to the White House (Story)
Mar 14, 2019
Pennies are practically useless (Story)
Mar 10, 2019
Helton: 20 out of 20: Jay Inslee’s focus on climate is a breath of fresh air in hazy Democratic primary (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
It’s too late for a moderate approach to climate change (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Amy Klobuchar centers on the moderate approach (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Helton: Armbands and outrage: Tinker v. Des Moines, 50 years later (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: What an independent run from a coffee billionaire means for the 2020 election (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Helton: The Environmental Protection Agency no longer protects the environment (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Checking the stocks of Democratic candidates (Story)
Jan 28, 2019
AOC doesn’t need your social media advice (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Helton: Is bipartisanship really on the table for the Iowa General Assembly? (Story)
Jan 13, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Iowa is getting crowded fast. Can Kamala Harris stand out? (Story)
Dec 09, 2018
Helton: Fighting climate change isn’t just for tree huggers anymore (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
20 Out of 20: Baldwin brings relief from incivility (Story)
Nov 25, 2018
Helton: Two big problems in election night coverage and how to fix them (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Helton: Does civility in politics even matter anymore? (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
Helton: Sustainability needs to be more affordable and accessible (Story)
Oct 14, 2018
Helton: 2020: Will Cory Booker’s better angels fly him to the White House? (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Helton: You know rape survivors (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Helton: Tax-free tampons — it’s the least we should do (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
Helton: Climate change will create an enormous refugee crisis (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
Helton: Crazy Rich Asians, fondue, and the future of diverse media (Story)
Aug 28, 2018
Helton: The new EPA plan could devastate Iowa, but not without a fight (Story)
Aug 21, 2018
Helton: 3 reasons the Supreme Court needs term limits (Story)
Jul 31, 2018
Helton: EPA needs a plan that withstands inconsistent politics (Story)
Jul 26, 2018
Helton: 20 out of 20: We need to talk about Russian election meddling (Story)
Jul 18, 2018
Helton: The #straws debate spells disaster for the environment (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
Helton: Voter disenfranchisement should be abolished in Iowa (Story)
Apr 15, 2018
Helton: If we’re going to war in Syria, we should accept refugees from Syria (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
Helton: 20 Out Of 20: Who on earth is John Delaney? (Story)
Jan 17, 2018
Helton: Democrats face two options: big swing or big tent (Story)
Dec 15, 2017
Helton: Conservatives should hate the electoral college (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Helton: Fighting sexual violence should be everyone’s fight (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
Helton: Gunshots ring out, GOP is silent (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Helton: What comes next when the house of cards folds? (Story)