Editorial: Repeal 500-foot rule

The fact that the drinking culture is so prevalent in Iowa City may be a point of embarrassment for city officials, and the 500-foot rule represents the city's response. But despite good intentions, the ordinance is misguided.

Overton: We need a crisis

On Wednesday night, Congress finally raised the debt limit, narrowly avoiding smashing the economy into a brick wall. However, this deal only funds the federal government through Jan. 15 and raises the debt limit through Feb. 7. Coming this winter: a repeat of what we just went through.

Lee: Guilty until proven innocent

There is no doubt some black families and communities need to do a better job in raising children to break the cycle of crime and poverty. Much can be done to eliminate the appreciation of drug culture in hip-hop and preventing young births out of wedlock. However, this can only go so far.

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