Editorial: Climate change an economic threat

In spite of urbanization, the well-being of Iowa's agricultural industry is directly linked to Iowa's continued prosperity. This is what makes the recently released 2013 Iowa Climate Statement so troubling. Signed by 155 scientists across the state, it warns that rapid changes in Iowa's weather threaten the state's strong agriculture industry.

Byrd: Rape custody laws abhorrent

This country is overflowing with laws and policies that are, to put it mildly, lousy, wrongheaded, detrimental, idiotic, destructive, ruinous, and just plain awful. On every issue from climate change to gun control to drugs, it seems that many of the laws of the land were written by individuals who take some type of sick pleasure in being totally ineffective.

Ponnada: Celebrating Emma Goldman

Last Friday, the Emma Goldman Clinic - housed on 227 N. Dubuque St. - celebrated its 40th anniversary. The clinic, named after the early 20th American feminist anarchist, opened its doors eight months after the U.S. Supreme Court made a historic ruling that abortions were constitutionally protected in the landmark case Roe v. Wade.

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