More than just a dance

Dance Marathon has already been recognized as a top ten biggest college fundraisers in the United States, but for the University of Iowa, there is no larger source of fundraising and no larger student organization on campus.

Tilly: We have a problem

Grassley's comments tap into what seems to be the conventional conservative wisdom on gun ownership.

Overton: Medicaid, tax credit combat poverty

State Senator Joe Bolkcom said at a legislative forum in North Liberty last Saturday, child poverty's rapid growth rate threatens Iowa's economy.

Hagle: Debt ceiling not complicated, but important

The "debt ceiling" is one of the less complicated parts of the country's fiscal situation, but given its importance it's worth a bit of explanation.

Devine: Gun restrictions will not affect campus

If there have already been countless tragedies involving gun violence, loosening laws regarding guns will not improve them or make them disappear.

Koons: Immigration reform not done

Despite being a nation of immigrants, needing workers to fill unpopular jobs and needing to remain competitive in a global economy where education and knowledge are paramount, we haven't found it in ourselves to move to a more fair pro-economic growth immigration system.

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