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OPINIONS


Editorial: The Ryan budget is a sham

Upon close examination, Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" represents a revanchist attempt to dismantle the American welfare state and social contract and transfer a vast majority of wealth from the nation's most vulnerable citizens to its most privileged.


Gromotka: Late night's new edge

Coming shortly after the announcement was news that Colbert plans on hosting the show in a fashion that continues the patterns and traditions of the genre. He won't be appearing as the loud, cocky, right-wing blowhard character once inspired by Bill O'Reilly that made him so popular on The Colbert Report. Many are concerned about the demise of Colbert's alter ego — that it might mean the loss of the great political satirist of our time — but I say thank goodness for it.


Guest opinion: Why cutting foreign languages in schools is a mistake

Recently, the Iowa City Community School District Board announced its plans to make budget cuts to avoid going into deficit spending for the next fiscal year. Many programs, classes, and educational activities will be affected by this decision.


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