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Editorial: Stand up for issues that matter

Editorial: Stand up for issues that matter

April 28, 2016

During this election cycle, there have been a lot of doomsday scenarios painted by candidates on both sides of the aisle. On the Republican side, there is Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” complete with overly dramatic prophecies of a world in which the United States is irrelevant. And...

Iowa Electronics Market hopes to repeat election prediction success

Iowa Electronics Market hopes to repeat election prediction success

Anna Onstad-Hargrave, [email protected]

March 22, 2016

  In 2008, the Iowa Electronics Markets contended Sen. Barack Obama would win 50.56 percent of popular vote and was only .53 percentage points off the mark. This year, they hope to emulate that accuracy. The Iowa Electronics Markets have been for some time now, used to predict results of...

Studer: Anyone but Trump

FILE - In this file photo, Donald Trump speaks to a crowd at the University of Iowa Field house on Tuesday Jan 26, 2016. (The Daily Iowan/Jordan Gale, file)

March 10, 2016

Samuel Studer [email protected] There is nothing more terrifying than the idea that Donald Trump will become our president. Trump has continued to win a majority of primary contests, making it likely that the former television host will win the Republican nomination. Most of this fearf...

Editorial: Old media vs. new politics

In this Nov. 14, 2015, photo, Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, makes a point as Bernie Sanders listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton and Sanders are outlining the steps on Nov. 19, they would take to combat the Islamic State group, each making major speeches less than a week after the deadly attacks in Paris. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

March 8, 2016

The 2016 presidential election is a stark example of lopsided media attention, perhaps one of the most in recent history. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has the legion of old-media institutions posturing her above Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who holds firm with the reins of new media. Business...

Editorial: Sanders needs to answer foreign-policy questions

Editorial: Sanders needs to answer foreign-policy questions

February 12, 2016

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., won the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. Sanders’s victory in the Granite State will bring his name to national attention as South Carolina, Nevada, and Super Tuesday approach. One issue, however, is a point of concern for the democratic-socialist:...

Soyer: When voting, consider those with disabilities

Soyer: When voting, consider those with disabilities

February 12, 2016

Hannah Soyer [email protected] The unemployment rate for people with disabilities continues to be double that of the rest of the population at 10.8 percent, often due to being penalized in their benefits if they hold a job or because of systematic oppression to keep them out of the workforce (read:...

Newton: Women aren’t sexist just because they don’t support Hillary Clinton

Newton: Women aren't sexist just because they don't support Hillary Clinton

February 11, 2016

Sydney Newton [email protected] Between our two Democratic candidates, the competition to win over the young generation of America has seemingly been a never-ending battle. All millennials have their own reasons on whom they support and why. Many of them are very passionate and educated in t...

Editorial: How long can the current GOP last?

Editorial: How long can the current GOP last?

February 9, 2016

The current presidential race has solidified the emerging post-Great Recession political landscape. A Pew Research poll published Feb. 4 highlighted public attitudes that have shaped the rhetoric of the 2016 election cycle. The poll also revealed how political rhetoric has shaped public opinion, at times...

Brady: What to look for today in New Hampshire

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul appear during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

February 9, 2016

Jace Brady [email protected] Last week, Iowa caucus-attendees had the opportunity to cast their votes for their preferred candidates. Winners were declared, momentum was gained, and several candidates felt the results compelled them to leave the race. This week, New Hampshire will have the oppor...

Elliot: Robots and dinosaurs

Elliot: Robots and dinosaurs

February 9, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] Everybody knows this is a great country that is so diverse it even includes people who don’t believe dinosaurs ever existed. Something about the Earth’s only being 6,000 years old, and besides, if Noah didn’t save them on the Ark, they must not have existed. ...

Lane: The rise of earned media

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a crowd gathered in the Field House on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. . Trump made a stop in Iowa City to persuade people to caucus for him next week. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kascel)

March 25, 2016

Joe Lane [email protected] I’d like to paint a picture for you. It is the summer of 2015 and presidential hopefuls are beginning to announce their candidacies. However, in this hypothetical picture, no candidates would be allowed to have Super PACs, which would put them in the same boat a...

Iowa City, Johnson County feeling the Bern

Iowa City, Johnson County feeling the Bern

February 1, 2016

Though final results are not in, it seems that the Iowa City and Johnson County are "feeling the Bern." One precinct, located at the Iowa City Public Library, had only one viable candidate — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. It was the same story inside the Robert Lee Rec Center just down the street;...