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Editorial: Push for full coverage

A June study from The University of Iowa's Public Policy Center found that only three percent of Iowa's children were without health insurance as of 2010. That three percent figure is down from six percent in 2000 and well below the national rate of eight percent.


Sonn: License to speed

Somebody's uncle once told me that great power comes with great responsibility. So it makes me flinch when I hear people like Governor Branstad are not using their power in a responsible - and more importantly - safe manner.


Elliot: Death of a teen

It's funny how we measure human beings and try to find degrees of separation, not degrees of similarity - and not funny ha-ha. Though if you take a gander at Stephen Jay Gould's The Mismeasure of Man, the bizarre twists and Byzantine "reasoning" that Europeans employed to categorize the other peoples of the world, you might be tempted to laugh at the Europeans' ignorance.


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