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Emerson Slomka discusses the controversy surrounding beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss isn’t “cancelled”

EMERSON SLOMKA March 4, 2021

Dr. Seuss Enterprises has announced that they will cease publication of six Dr. Seuss books due to their insensitive portrayal of racial caricatures, elaborating that “These books portray people in ways...

Hold President Biden accountable, abandon parties


If there is one political position that both liberals and conservatives can agree on, it is this: that “politics” as a cultural phenomenon exists to be engaged in solely for the purpose of deriving...

Opinion Columnist Colin Horning argues the consequences of the United States' growing debt.

Start paying attention to the national debt crisis

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor March 1, 2021

One of the most troubling issues currently facing the United States is one that gets little to no attention: the ever-growing federal deficits and national debt. As of the time of this writing, the national...

Pass the Equality Act today, protect Iowans and Americans alike.

AL MAIER, Opinion Columnist March 1, 2021

The United States House of Representatives has passed the Equality Act to prevent the discrimination of LGBTQ+ people in the work place or any form of public service. With a vote of 224 to 206, now no...

The US needs the third stimulus bill, save your citizens


The America Rescue Plan or also known as the COVID-19 relief bill passed through the House on February 27, early in the morning. Which is a good thing, most of us do need more money, rent really isn’t...

Columnist Mohammed Rawwas examines the Biden administration's progress one month into office.

The Trump in sheep’s clothing

MOHAMMED RAWWAS February 25, 2021

A $2,000 stimulus check provided through a COVID-19 relief bill, a $15 federally-mandated minimum wage, cancelling student debt for all, up to $50,000, an end to weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, U.S. support...

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a controversial bill into law on Feb. 22 that addresses police brutality and discrimination.

Illinois just eliminated cash bail – here’s why it’s a big deal

EMERSON SLOMKA February 25, 2021

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill on Monday abolishing cash bail payments for jail releases, making Illinois the first state in the country to do so. Known as the “Illinois Pre-Trial Fairness...

Rush Limbaugh passed away on Feb. 17, 2021.

Rush Limbaugh passes, will be replaced

TYLER MONTGOMERY February 22, 2021

With the passing of Rush Limbaugh, who will replace his time slot of racist, homophobic and offensive content? Well, this is America, so go ahead and take your pick. Right-wing conspiracy theorists won’t...

Reynolds needs to bring back the mask mandate

AL MAIER, Opinion Columnist February 22, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has lifted all of the restrictions that had been put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19 on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. She has now declared that all bars, restaurants and several...

Detox your news and social media feed

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor February 22, 2021

Keeping up with current events is something that everyone should be doing. Knowing what is going on in the world around you is critical to make informed decisions when it comes to voting, making purchases...

There will be another Trump

There will be another Trump

TYLER MONTGOMERY February 15, 2021

The outcome of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial has not only acquitted Trump but the trial itself has now broadcasted to the U.S. that white nationalism and racism is acceptable in the...

Ngozi Okonjoa-Iweala and the WTO don't fit

Ngozi Okonjoa-Iweala and the WTO don’t fit

MOHAMMED RAWWAS February 15, 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is likely to become the next head of the World Trade Organization. While many have claimed that this is an important step for representation, it will in fact mark a step backwards for...

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