04/22/2014 - 2:52pm
The plight of the procrastinating voter
A troubling loophole in absentee voting laws has led to the disqualification of some ballots in local elections throughout the state, but it appears a viable solution is nowhere in sight for Iowa's lawmakers.
Last week, the Des Moines...
04/15/2014 - 10:26am
Veishea suspension a justified decision
As the light poles and street signs came crashing down in Ames last Tuesday, so too did the fate of Iowa State University’s beloved Veishea celebration. The senseless alcohol-fueled destruction from a student-led...
04/08/2014 - 12:07pm
ObamaCare workweek shortchanges wage earners
Last week, Democratic lawmakers celebrated a "milestone" when it was announced 7.1 million Americans had signed up for health coverage under the embattled Affordable Care Act (ACA). The number was higher than originally anticipated, but it was by no...
04/01/2014 - 10:15am
Unions bad news for college sports
A ruling last week granting college athletes the tentative right to unionize was the first step in an extremely long legal battle, but it could have laid the foundation for very detrimental long-term repercussions.
03/25/2014 - 11:28am
The medicinal marijuana tightrope
Though any hopes of passing a bill this year are dead, it appears Iowa's lawmakers have overwhelming support to move forward next session with the proposed legalization of medicinal marijuana here in the Hawkeye State.
The topic has been a hot-...