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Letter to the editor: Call the flag bill what it is

By Paul Deaton, Solon I’m upset about the flag bill, HR 4392, the Flag Standardization Act of 2021. Why didn’t Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks just call it the “I hate the gay and Black people flags act” when she introduced it? It was bad enough when Republicans reacted to Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s announcement he […]

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Letter to the editor: We know what Christina Bohannan stands for

By Trish Nelson, Iowa City It is great news that Christina Bohannan, Democrat from Iowa City, State Representative and University of Iowa law professor has announced her campaign to re-take the IA-02 congressional seat narrowly won by six votes in 2020 by Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and previously held by seven-term Democrat Dave Loebsack, who retired […]

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Letter to the editor: Your community needs you

By Mohamed Traore, Iowa City You have a rare opportunity to offer your eyes, ears, heart and mind to affect actual change. Do not let it slip away. Too often are we told “your opinion matters” from those in positions of power, only to look back and see that we were given a false promise. […]

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Letter to the editor: Johnson County supervisors owe public an apology for comments during BearCat discussion

We the people have some reflections about the informal meeting of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, Aug. 19 wherein Sheriff Brad Kunkel requested funds to purchase a Lenco BearCat. From this meeting, after being subjected to inappropriate remarks, we demand that Sup. Porter apologize and take steps to repair the harm her […]

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Letter to the editor: The UI president and provost are already failing on COVID before the semester begins

By Caleb Klipowicz, Iowa City By siding with the Iowa Board of Regents against the safety and well-being of our community, incoming President Wilson and Provost Kregel have already failed at preventing outbreaks of COVID-19 this fall. Families, students, campus labor unions and academic departments across campus are begging for stricter policies to prevent outbreaks […]

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