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Editorial: Clean up Iowa's waterways

Environmental activists are pushing for stricter enforcement of Clean Water Act regulations in Iowa, but Governor Branstad is determined to keep federal environmental regulators out of his state. Given the deplorable state of Iowa's waterways, Branstad is obviously not doing enough to ensure that proper environmental safety regulations being met, so it is time that the federal government stepped in to take control of the present situation.


Beall: Putting a face on Internet racism

Perhaps the most unfortunate part of the Internet is that it affords such anonymity to allow comment sections nearly everywhere to devolve into racist or misogynistic rants. But we have a false sense of security about Internet racism.


Tilly: Teaching children to fight

When I was 11, I watched some night-vision footage of the army rolling through Iraq on TV. I cheered for the infantry on the road to Baghdad, overcome by the spectacle of an ass-kicking.


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