Endorsement: Keep Branstad as Governor

It will take a lot to convince Iowans that Branstad needs to be replaced in the election this November. The Daily Iowan Editorial Board does not believe the Democrat candidate Jack Hatch has done so.

Evanson: The lost art of Democracy

I don't think it's the fault of young people for being politically apathetic. Between the low likelihood of influencing the political process at large and lost faith that citizens believe the government is working the way that it should, why would they want to?

Manfull: Yik Yak

You know that age-old phrase, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"? The phrase that was reiterated one too many times when you made fun of someone in kindergarten? Well it seems as if we, as a college campus and a society in general, have completely neglected to abide by this simple rule since the invention of Yik Yak.

Richson: A new kind of First Lady

Michelle Obama, who has been a consistent face in the push to fight obesity and unhealthy eating particularly in kids, recently garnered some laughs- whether of an approving or derisive nature- for her 'Turnip for What' video promoting vegetable consumption set to the poetry of none other than modern rapper Lil Jon's latest hit.

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