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Editorial: Changing the conversation on drug addiction

Editorial: Changing the conversation on drug addiction

March 30, 2016

At the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, President Obama spoke about the problem of drug addiction in this country and the need for a change in perspective when it comes to addressing...

President Barack Obama speaks about his Clean Power Plan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Editorial: Don’t sugarcoat the past with Cuba

March 23, 2016

President Obama’s historic three-day trip to Cuba has set a precedent in terms of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba as he is the first U.S. president to visit the country in 88...

United States Senator for Iowa Chuck Grassley speaks at the University Club for the Republican Dinner on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Grassley has been serving since 1981, previously being in the United States House of Representatives. (The Daily Iowan/McCall Radavich)

Grassley sparks Dems’ wrath

Brent Griffiths, [email protected] February 25, 2016

  Democrats and newspaper editorial boards are imploring Sen. Chuck Grassley to do his job by holding hearings for a Supreme Court nominee. The 82-year-old argued that he and his Republican colleagues...

Soyer: Time to update sex-ed classes

Soyer: Time to update sex-ed classes

February 25, 2016

Hannah Soyer [email protected] The summer after my freshman year of high school, I spent two weeks in New York City participating in a creative-writing program for teens. One of my most memorable...

President Donald Trump looks around the room at the 2015 Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on May 16, 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

Elliot: The pillow & Col. Mustard

February 23, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] Thank God (or somebody — Donald Trump?) for human beings. How else would we be blessed with conspiracy theories? I mean, rocks are great for lots of things, but they’re...

Brown: Are we really ‘all black’?

Brown: Are we really ‘all black’?

February 19, 2016

Marcus Brown [email protected]   Finding myself halfway through Black History Month with the end of President’s Obama second term fast approaching, I can’t help but feel sentimental. Every...

Editorial: Should the nomination process for Supreme Court justices be changed?

Editorial: Should the nomination process for Supreme Court justices be changed?

February 16, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Feb. 13 at a ranch in West Texas, where he was a guest. Scalia, 79, was a prominent conservative member of the court, and was well-known for his tendency...

FILE - In this Oct., 15, 2006 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the ACLU Membership Conference in Washington. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg, File)

Dugan: Supreme Court nominations, Congressional tantrums

February 16, 2016

Jack Dugan [email protected] On Feb. 13, conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died at the age of 79 after suffering a heart attack on vacation at a Texas resort. He was nominated by...

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Sunday night, Dec. 6, 2016.  The presidents speech followed Wednesdays shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people and wounded 21.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Guest opinion: Obama legacy more than just dollars and drones

February 8, 2016

The Obama Legacy: more than just dollars and drones As President Obama prepares to leave the national and global scene much ink would be spent discussing, debating, and dissecting his legacy. While...

President Barack Obama speaks about his Clean Power Plan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Editorial: Obama’s mosque visit should be lauded

February 5, 2016

President Obama made his first trip to a mosque as president on Wednesday in Baltimore in an effort to promote fair treatment of Muslims in this country and reinforce the message that freedom of religion...

Guest opinion: Why I support Sanders

Guest opinion: Why I support Sanders

January 28, 2016

This is the story of how I came to support Sen. Bernie Sanders. It’s a true story — or at least as true as a fading memory can provide. Some 40 years ago in Washington, I agreed to host a series...

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