Fight poverty locally

Too often in our daily discourse and in our politics the problem of poverty — that which leads too many to go hungry or without shelter — is ignored. But hunger and homelessness are only the most extreme, and most visible, symptoms of poverty.

Kuntz: Reevaluate the jail proposal

City officials should make quick decisions to alleviate some of the pressures on the jail and courthouse.

Ponnada: Hungry for human rights

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, which has been serving the UI community since 1999, is expected to close due to a funding loss, despite the center's huge impact on the Iowa City area.

Nourafshan: A complicated win for Democrats

Among the most interesting outcomes of the 2012 election was Elizabeth Warren's victory over Scott Brown in the Massachusetts senate race. Warren, a Harvard Law professor and architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is poised to become a major force in the Democratic Party.

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