Editorial: Iowa has no use for 'stand your ground'

The recent trial of George Zimmerman has reignited a national debate over the value of such laws, which allow individuals to forcibly defend themselves in lieu of retreating, even when retreating from danger is a viable option. Iowa's current self-defense laws are sufficient; the state's legislators should not pursue a "stand your ground" law.

Sonn: An Asian-American in Iowa City

I was born on May 27, 1992, in Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Ill. Or so I thought. On my 18th birthday, I discovered I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the United States when I was 6 months old. Apparently, my parents thought the difference was negligible and never bothered to clarify that little piece of information for me until I was forced to find out on my own. And my parents were right. The difference really is negligible.

Beall: Dislike a Rolling Stone

This week, a young man with long curly hair graces the cover of Rolling Stone. He looks like a rock star, but underneath his profile are the words "The Bomber." You might have not have known what he looks like, but you know what he did.

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