Editorial: The farm bill and other failures

Last week, the Senate-approved farm bill failed to pass through the House of Representatives, leaving the fate of the legislation uncertain. The current farm bill, which sets agricultural subsidies and funds the federal crop insurance and SNAP programs, is scheduled to expire at the end of September. Congress's failure to renew the farm bill is but one of the many legislative failures that are threatening to damage the material well being of millions.

Beall: Welcome Donald Trump

In August, Donald Trump will be in Iowa to speak at a major conservative summit and he's also reportedly investigating a presidential run in 2016 by spending $1 million dollars to research his political standing across the country. It is of the utmost important that for the next few years we all feign interest in the reality TV star, lest we risk scaring him off before the 2016 Iowa Caucus.

Reiland: The air's a little hazy

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