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Editorial: Kill the Ames Straw Poll

Since 1979, the Ames Straw Poll has been held in the late summer before the Iowa Caucuses, as a presidential poll and fundraiser for the Iowa GOP. This electoral down time is a perfect opportunity for the Iowa GOP to devise a superior alternative to the Ames Straw Poll.


Sonn: Rise of the Boomerang Kids

A Pew Research report issued this month found that 36 percent of Millennials - adults between 18 and 31 - lived in their parents' house in 2012. That's 21.6 million boomerang kids, the highest share of the young adult population in at least 40 years. Clearly, things haven't worked out for us exactly as we'd hoped.


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