Columns

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: What the Republican “wave” will mean for foreign policy

    - Nov 6, 2014
    The rumblings have been heard for awhile. The New York Times, Politico, and most other major political news sources have been predicting a Republican victory this year since the election season started. But the sheer magnitude...
  • Hassett: Can we contain ISIS?

    - Oct 23, 2014
    The Cold War froze over; the world no longer faces a nuclear stand-off between two superpowers with dichotomic ideologies. But just a quarter-century later, it seems the main idea behind our approach to the creeping spread...
  • Hassett: When is a state a state?

    - Oct 16, 2014
    The nature of statehood is fickle, and subject to more than just lines on a map or a U.N. resolution. It runs contrary to the notion of self-determination and popular democracy that seems to be all...
  • Hassett: Threats come in different shapes

    - Sep 4, 2014
    Has the world become a more dangerous place? Probably not. I’m of the opinion that danger is fluid and can’t simply be classified at a threat level. We have the threat of terrorism (on Aug. 29, the...
  • Hassett: Ukraine, Putin’s Dessert

    - Aug 28, 2014
    Between ISIS, Ebola, and Gaza, a lot of world affairs can slip by unnoticed. That at least seems to be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s thought when it comes to his country’s involvement with Ukraine. Evidently not...
  • Hassett: Who’s Right on Ferguson?

    - Aug 21, 2014
    Libertarians on the left and right have pointed to the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, as an example of an encroaching police state silencing resistance rather than protecting order. The authorities contend that the situation has escalated...