Editorials

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Endorsement: King has experience

    - Nov 2, 2014
    The race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District seat in the House of Representatives, which includes Mason City, Spencer, Fort Dodge, Ames, and Sioux City, is between Republican incumbent Steve King and Democratic challenger Jim Mowrer. King...
  • Endorsement: Elect Young to Congress

    - Oct 31, 2014
    In just a few short days, the midterm elections will come to a close (as well as the obnoxious political advertisements). In the 3rd Congressional district, the race could not be closer between Republican David Young...
  • Endorsement: Bring Blum to Congress

    - Oct 30, 2014
    The seat in the 1st Congressional District of Iowa, held since 2007 by Bruce Braley, is now open for business. The chain reaction started by Sen. Tom Harkin’s retirement has led to Braley leaving the comforts...
  • Endorsement: Back Branstad for governor

    - Oct 29, 2014
    When Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad completes his current term in early 2015, he will be the longest serving governor in the history of the United States. He has held office in Iowa for 19 years and...
  • Endorsement: Dave Loebsack deserves to be re-elected

    - Oct 27, 2014
    As the race for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District grows closer, it has become increasingly clear to the Daily Iowan Editorial Board that one candidate stands above the other. The incumbent and Democratic nominee Dave Loebsack is...
  • Editorial: Proposed EPA rules need clarity

    - Sep 3, 2014
    Iowan farmers are clamoring for clarification in regards to a rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, which may result in steep fines and an unwarranted expansion of the EPA’s jurisdiction. The potential rule causing the...
  • Common Core needs balance

    - Aug 25, 2014
    With the start of a new school year comes the renewed start of a storied debate: how to handle education standards for the nation’s public schools. These standards, called the Common Core, aim to raise student...
  • Editorial: Imagining good government

    - Jul 29, 2014
    Former Sen. Staci Appel, D-Ackworth, who is campaigning to represent Iowa’s 3rd District in the U.S. House, recently announced a pledge to propose cuts in wasteful spending by Congress, as reported in Monday’s issue of The...