Editorial: Optimism about Iowa's insurance exchange

It's been more than three years since the Affordable Care Act, now known by both proponents and detractors as Obamacare, was signed into law. Yet the effects of this health care insurance overhaul have thus far been mostly limited to hypotheticals. But on October 1, a major milestone in the act's infrastructure will come to pass as electronic health care exchanges across the country come online.

Tilly: The Steak Fry in decline

It's tough to look at the pictures of Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Tom Harkin palling around with San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, cooking steaks with their shirtsleeves rolled up and not get the sense that we Iowans are teetering on the edge of major political changes.

Ponnada: Your major isn't everything

I remember when I was a senior in high school doing college applications, everyone was stressed out about where they'd end up for the next four years. But now, when it comes to one's studies it seems that it's not the "where?" that students should be worried about, but the "what?"

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