Editorial: Explore diplomacy in Syria

Conflict over a proposed U.S. intervention in Syria accelerated this week, with warfare still being waged on Syrian streets and political battle continuing in Congress. But a flurry of developments in the past few days has shed light on new options for the U.S. in handling the crisis.

Tilly: Forgetting September 11

Twelve years after 9/11, we've finally reached the point where incoming freshmen - most of whom were about six years old at the time - have little working memory of that day. Nothing against them, they had no control over when they were born.

Sonn: No public firearms for the blind

Since 2011, Iowa has allowed the legally and completely blind to acquire permits to carry guns in public, a fact that has received national attention this week. When I learned about it this legal leniency, I was skeptical.

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