Iowa City Press-Citizen Editorials
By Beth Cody, Writers’ Group

Below are the Iowa City Press-Citizen opinion articles written by Beth Cody, member of the Press-Citizen's Writers' Group from 2006 to 2015. The articles cover Iowa City, state and national issues from a libertarian perspective.

If you only have time to read a few columns, some of Beth's favorites and ones that were singled out for praise by others can be found on the Beth's Picks page.


Feminist movement now actively harmful to women
Friday, February 20, 2015

Higher education: Paved with good intentions
Saturday, January 16, 2015

Dreams for a better world in this season of faith and hope
Saturday, December 20, 2014

In Iowa City, chickens are only for the wealthy
Friday, October 17, 2014

If we truly care, we'll stay out of other nations' wars
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Immigration divide cuts off libertarians from GOP
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Facebook: 'The Big Sort' or 'The Great Division'?
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Iowa GOP finally moving in the right direction
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Schools are too important to leave to government
Saturday, April 19, 2014

Copyright laws impoverish us culturally, artistically
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Intellectual property rights laws damage our society
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Maybe our divided nation should divide into nations
Saturday, January 18, 2014

Raising minimum wage increases cost of hiring
Saturday, December 21, 2013

Check out Ron Paul's new homeschool curriculum
Saturday, November 16, 2013

Expect many more fiscal crises in the near future
Saturday, October 19, 2013

Homeschooling changes benefit students, families
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Breastfeeding harangue just the tip of the iceberg
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Time to lessen zoning laws in rural Johnson County
Saturday, July 20, 2013

Federal flood insurance is part of the problem
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Divide counties into districts for supervisors
Saturday, April 20, 2013

Weighing costs of college and risks of student debt
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sign the petition and help stop the red light cameras
Sunday, February 17, 2013

Chauncey decision shows it's time to clean house
Saturday, January 19, 2013

'Tis the season for giving good customer service
Saturday, December 15, 2012

GOP needs to change on immigration, gays and war
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Why libertarians should vote for Romney
Monday, October 22, 2012

Homeschooling gives kids, parents many advantages
Saturday, September 15, 2012

With Ryan, Libertarians more likely to vote for Romney
Monday, August 20, 2012

Jesus called for charity, not coercive government
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Opinion changing about public unions
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Time to strike outdated prostitution laws from books
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Online school won't cure all the ills of public education
Saturday, March 17, 2012

Don't punish developers with proposed zoning changes
Saturday, February 17, 2012

During this election cycle, 'It's the spending, stupid!'
Monday, January 2, 2012

Bloom is the 'ugly American' visiting foreign Iowa
Saturday, December 17, 2011

Amicable divorce better than eventual civil war
Saturday, November 19, 2011

'The free market' versus mere 'crony capitalism'
Saturday, October 15, 2011

How UI can survive after the education bubble bursts
Saturday, September 24, 2011

Stop ignoring Ron Paul!
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cut up nation's credit cards
Saturday, July 16, 2011

College isn't for everyone
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Royalty, bad; English culture, good
Sunday, April 24, 2011

Emancipation from taxation
Monday, April 11, 2011

Make public unions illegal
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Press-Citizen's bias showing on guns, budget cuts
Saturday, February 19, 2011

Finally sane talk from government
Saturday, January 29, 2011

'Scroogenomics,' a perfect gift
Saturday, December 18, 2010

No government-defined marriage
Saturday, November 20, 2010

21-only is likely to cause other local problems
Saturday, October 16, 2010

Did you expect something else?
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Strategy for limiting government
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

We're all libertarians now
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Panhandling law makes sense
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

21st century's Great Divide
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Inflation: The other tax
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

'Springing forward' is wrong
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ruling avoids the underlying sickness
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How free our markets really aren't
Wednesday, January 9, 2010

Has the nation gone mad?
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

We're angry, and both parties are to blame
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Do something patriotic: Own, know how to use a rifle
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Get government out of the education business
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Obama misread national sentiment on health care
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let’s focus on fixing the sick part of our health care system
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Unintended consequences
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Re-vote on sales tax would be assault on democracy
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Recession not time to raise taxes
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Why should we need permission from government to get married?
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What is the role of government?
Monday, February 9, 2009

The Fed's 'Ponzi' scheme
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How can we avoid disaster? By Abolishing the Fed
Thursday, December 11, 2008

It’s too easy to be generous with other people’s money
Saturday, November 1, 2008

Financial crisis is not a matter of greed
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Forget DNC, RNC; Paul rallied the Republic
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Libertarians make voices heard
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More Wal-Mart Myths
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Analyzing three myths of the Wal-Mart Haters
Wednesday, June 9, 2008

Fed making a mess of college education
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Giving half your income to Uncle Sam
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Could the Amish be libertarians?
Wednesday, February 23, 2008

Lessons from the drug wars: Legalize for a Safer America
Friday, January 11, 2008

Ron Paul is Republicans’ best choice
Sunday, December 30, 2007

Government has not helped latest money concerns
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Government should let small farmers farm on a level field
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Time to decentralize our government school system
September 12, 2007

“Ron Paul Revolution” is gaining head of steam
August 8, 2007

Market would KO Fight Night
July 6, 2007

Paradox of free markets, free people
June 15, 2007

Between government and guns
May 10, 2007

Tax day nears, but do we really need taxes?
April 11, 2007

Local Chamber of Commerce has wrong priorities
March 14, 2007

Vote no: Taxpayers don’t have bottomless pockets
February 8, 2007

Costs up? Blame government
January 17, 2007

Free-market believers give the most
December 13, 2006

Our government nannies are worked up
November 8, 2006

Getting “small-L libertarians” to vote Libertarian Nov. 7
October 11, 2006

Jaywalking: The libertarian approach
September 13, 2006

Designing short-sighted zoning policies
August 9, 3006

Concerned about education? Eliminate public schools
July 12, 2006

Libertarians say, Let ‘em in
June 21, 2006

Soaring gas prices? Don’t blame the oil companies
May 10, 2006

So, how much are taxes costing your family?
April 12, 2006

Trust the “invisible hand”
March 10, 2006

Learn from history’s mistakes – vote “no” for public power
November 3, 2005