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Elijah Helton
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Twitter: @TheElijahHelton

Elijah Helton is the Opinions Editor at The Daily Iowan. He writes about environmental policy, equality issues, and electoral politics. He is a junior at the UI, majoring in journalism and political science.

Elijah Helton, Opinions Editor

Mar 29, 2020
Opinion: David Bowie, Eugene Debs, and the view of the virus from Henry County (Story/Media)
Mar 05, 2020
Opinion: The revolution didn’t need the War on Warren (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
They are safer and more efficient (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Opinion: Buttigieg campaign missed opportunity to galvanize young voters (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Opinion: LGBTQ deadlock in Des Moines endangers vulnerable young Iowans (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Opinion: Democrats must unite behind Sanders if they want power back (Story)
Feb 20, 2020
Opinion: The GOP’s climate strategy lacks an answer for fossil fuels (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
Opinion: BP doesn’t deserve to be trusted on climate marketing (Story)
Feb 09, 2020
Opinion: #MayorCheat didn’t happen, but our democracy is still broken (Story)
Feb 05, 2020
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: The cauc-tastrophe shows why Iowa doesn’t deserve to be first (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Biden falls flat in Iowa caucuses while the left soars (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Where the Iowa caucuses stand 10 days out (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Opinion: 3 reasons why Iowa City should improve its public transportation (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
Opinion: The New York Times presidential endorsement entrenches both-sides-ism (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Presidential candidates as Thanksgiving dishes (Story)
Nov 14, 2019
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Deval Patrick probably doesn’t have much to add to 2020 Democratic primary (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Michael Bloomberg thinks he’s the right billionaire for president (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Opinion: Environmental policy is moving backward (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Opinion: Who to blame for the lack of climate-change discussion at Democratic debates (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Checking up on Bernie Sanders (Story)
Oct 03, 2019
In Their Own Words: What do you think about vegetarianism? (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
In Their Own Words: Should the Cy-Hawk game continue? (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Where the Democratic primary stands on impeachment (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
Opinion: Climate action is up to all of us (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
Opinion: Environmental politics shouldn’t be destructive (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Andrew Yang needs to be more than a meme to win (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Winners and losers of the third Democratic debate (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Opinion: To fight climate change, federal efforts are needed (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Those who didn’t make the Democratic debate should drop out (Story)
Sep 02, 2019
Opinion: Guns are America’s dumbest problem (Story)
Aug 29, 2019
Opinion: 20 Out of 20: Which Republicans are challenging Trump and why? (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Not all pizza needs ranch (Story)
Aug 26, 2019
Opinion: Democrats need a new champion on climate action (Story)
Aug 01, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Who hit the spot for the second helping of debates? (Story)
Jul 25, 2019
Positivity profiteering can be problematic (Story)
Jul 22, 2019
Helton: Expanded hate-crime ordinance is the future we need (Story)
Jul 16, 2019
Area 51 energy can be brought to real movements, too (Story)
Jul 16, 2019
Helton: America’s lawns aren’t worth their watery price tag (Story)
Jul 14, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Tom Steyer’s campaign has the money but lacks clear path to presidency (Story)
Jul 08, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Swalwell is out — what about the other stragglers? (Story)
Jul 03, 2019
Helton: Pride is over, but gay rights aren’t (Story)
Jun 30, 2019
Helton: 20 Out of 20: Winners and losers of the first Democratic debates (Story)
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: 20 Out of 20: 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: 20 Out of 20: 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 30, 2018
Helton: 20 Out Of 20: Nikki Haley could be the first female president (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 29, 2018
Helton: 20 out of 20: Elizabeth Warren, champion of Women’s Marchers? (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 28, 2017
Helton: 20 Out Of 20: Bernie Sanders’ potential comeback (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)