Editorial: Money is not speech

On Tuesday, protesters gathered at the Iowa State Capitol to protest against the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court case. If the plaintiff wins, the court would effectively remove restrictions on campaign contributions from individuals.

Byrd: Clooney awesome, but wrong

I must admit that I am a fan of Mr. George Clooney. He was hilarious as the fast-talking con man in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Up in the Air is a criminally underrated classic. However, the same mythical powers that bestowed upon Mr. Clooney his phenomenal talent and enviable physical prowess, have not blessed him with an intricate understanding of the current U.S. government shutdown.

Richson: Ignorance on Obamacare

In light of the recent turmoil occurring within the United States government, it might be hard to make people laugh about anything remotely related to politics, but last week Jimmy Kimmel attempted to do so. What he produced was a testament to public ignorance that left me unsure whether to laugh cynically or to just bang my head against a wall for a few hours.

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