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Abdication of global leadership has consequences

Abdication of global leadership has consequences

JOSHUA DAUSENER, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s been a terrible past few months for those who support human rights, the rule of law and evidence-based science. The brutal murder and dismembering of a journalist by Saudi Arabia, the “disappearing” of the head of the International Police by China and the blatant poisoning of a former spy ...

Letter to the editor: A few questions

Letter to the Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Dennis Clayson, professor in the College of Business. In a recent opinion column, Albie Nicol stated, “There’s nothing anyone could say or do to make what happened last weekend acceptable.”  He was referring to the Kavanaugh heari...

Help the climate crisis by voting

Help the climate crisis by voting

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The United Nations released a climate report this week that was written and edited by 91 scientists from 40 different countries who analyzed more than 6,000 studies. They predicted a catastrophic future. If our greenhouse gas emissions stay at their current rates, the atmosphere will warm up by 2....

Assault doesn’t need to be recounted to be valid

Assault doesn’t need to be recounted to be valid

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There’s nothing anyone could say or do to make what happened last weekend acceptable. If you don’t know what I am referencing, check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you’ll see that most of the headlines are still predominantly about the most recently appointed Supreme Court Justice, Brett K...

The trouble with Kavanaugh

The trouble with Kavanaugh

CALEB STEKL, Opinion Columnist

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted, if not raped, multiple women. These charges alone were immediately disqualifying. But one important question has not been asked either by members of Congress or those in the media. What if his past was impeccable? This question needs to be asked for two reasons. First, judg...

Online echo chambers reinforce political beliefs

Online echo chambers reinforce political beliefs

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Like most college students and people of my generation, I find myself spending a lot of time on the Internet. It’s fast, easy and keeps us constantly connected to everything current and new in the world. We have access to instant news, entertainment, gossip, our friends and anything else that we have ...

Why we must believe women

Why we must believe women

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

‘Who do I believe?’ This loaded question looms over every observer when sexual assault allegations are made public. With the growth of the #MeToo movement as well as the recent public accusations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it seems that the way we approach ‘belief’ in one person or a...

LTE: The evidence backs up Ford’s credibility

LTE: The evidence backs up Ford’s credibility

Letter to the Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the September 27, 2018 issue of The Northern Iowan, I read a letter to the editor entitled “Delay drives Kavanaugh accusation.” It contains some rather curious arguments that I think must be addressed. First of all, a large section of the letter is dedicated to providing anecdotal evidence of...

Is Kavanaugh the right choice?

Is Kavanaugh the right choice?

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

LEAHY: Well, then, let’s go back to the incident. What is the strongest memory you have, the strongest memory of the incident, something that you cannot forget? Take whatever time you need. FORD: Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the laugh — the uproarious laughter between the two, ...

America’s global leadership is threatened

America’s global leadership is threatened

Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editors Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Steve Corbin, UNI professor emeritus of marketing. Of the 195 countries the United States interacts with, three countries are not fazed by President Trump’s rally against NATO, NAFTA, United Nations, the World Trade Organization, climate acco...

Votes in local elections matter

Votes in local elections matter

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Voting matters at UNI. Not only is voting easy to do on our campus, but it is also really important. You are spending 4 plus years of your life in Cedar Falls, and therefore, local politics affects you! Are you upset about potholes or construction? Well, that is local politics, and who you vote for can make ...

LTE: Delay drives Kavanaugh accusation

Letter to the Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Editors Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Lucas Boyer, Young Americans for Freedom chairman. It is in response to a column titled “Kavanaugh hearing must be postponed,” which ran in the Sept. 17 issue of the NI.  Content Warning: Explicit Description of Sexual Assault The confirmati...

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