Opinions

  • My first Caucus experience

    - Feb 2, 2016
    -By Keith Reed Keith-reed@uiowa.edu   This was my first ever caucus. My location to caucus was based on my address, and I was sent to the Iowa Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union. I have to...
  • Editorial board endorsement: Sanders has the potential to change America’s course

    - Feb 1, 2016
    In the Daily Iowan Editorial Board’s endorsement discussion, we often ran into policy areas of contention. The five members of the board have different priorities and ideals. But when we came together to find one candidate...
  • The 2016 Iowa caucus candidates, as drinks

    - Jan 28, 2016
    By Justus Flair | justus-flair@uiowa.edu | @justus_flair As Iowans pledge support to candidates during the caucuses on Feb. 1, the voting season will begin. Whether that stresses you out or gets your blood pumping in anticipation, you could probably...
  • Daily Iowan Editorial Board to release presidential endorsement

    - Jan 26, 2016
    The Daily Iowan Editorial Board will release its endorsement for the 2016 presidential race on the morning of Feb. 1, the day of the first-in-the-nation nominating contest. The endorsement will come after months of interviews and analysis...
  • Hassett: The Importance of Iowa

    - Feb 26, 2015
    As the 2016 presidential pre-campaign (the wink-wink-nudge-nudge “I’ve given thought to running in the next election”) rolls along, a lot of interesting attitudes have been revealed. I previously wrote about the Iowa Freedom Summit and how it has...
  • XL veto signals new energy direction

    - Feb 25, 2015
    Fulfilling his promise, President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline. It is unlikely that Congress will be able to override the veto, because the two-thirds majority needed is nonexistent. The veto trend is likely to...
  • Hassett: Pick a card

    - Jan 29, 2015
    It seems as if the chaos of the 2012 Republican Presidential Primaries is really not that far gone. Especially since the candidates for next year’s go-around are already getting into it. In Iowa, we had the...
  • Hassett: The winning message

    - Jan 22, 2015
    If much of social media is to be believed, the gist of President Obama’s State of the Union address to the nation Tuesday night can be reduced to a single exchange. After saying “I have no more campaigns to...
  • Hassett: A weekend to watch

    - Nov 20, 2014
    Snow is falling, the holiday season is coming. Looks like it’s time to get cozy and prepare to watch what will surely be the biggest showdowns of the year. In a perfect blizzard of domestic political...
  • What should Republicans do with new majority?

    - Nov 10, 2014
    GOP must change strategy Ever since the Republicans had control of the House, they have been in a sticky situation with President Obama. On one hand, they had enough representation in Washington in which conservative activists...