Editorial: Low marks for gender equality

The State of Women report from the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress gave Iowa an overall grade of C-plus, good for 21st in the nation. The report also graded a few key characteristics of Iowa's female population including economic well-being (D-plus), representation in government (F), and, on a more positive note, healthcare (A-minus).

Overton: Segregation making a comeback

A report by the Civil Rights Project found that nationally, 80 percent of Hispanic students and 74 percent of black students go to predominantly nonwhite schools, based on the most recent data from the 2009-2010 school year. While Hispanics have been experiencing increasing school segregation since the mid-1970s, blacks saw a period of desegregation up until the 1990s, when schools actually began re-segregating.

Tilly: (15,000) Days of Grassley

Last week, Iowa's long-time Republican Senator Chuck Grassley turned 80-years-old. A few days after his birthday Grassley made the surprising announcement that in 2016 (when he'll be 83, for those keeping track at home) he will seek reelection.

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