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OPINIONS


Beware the fat man scam

There is a clear market of suckers for these payday lenders, saddling many towns and cities, including our own, with the burden to regulate them. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time Iowa City City Council defend its citizens against the savage vulture capitalists.


Budgeting the Red Sox

OK, so no more jokes about the Red Sox. After all, they've become rather excellent at being jokes on the field. Yes, I know — you're not the slightest bit interested in the Red Sox.


Teen pregnancy rates lend new fire to poverty crisis

It has become increasingly clear that income inequality is a problem that demands attention. Income inequality decreases economic and educational mobility, and it is now clear that income inequality produces an environment that fosters undesirable outcomes like high teen birth rates.


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