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Editorial: Cuts to SNAP hurt vulnerable Iowans

One of the ways the federal government tries to help low income Americans is through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. However, as of Nov. 1, additional funding for SNAP provided by the 2009 Recovery Act has expired.


Ponnada: Women objectifying women

For as long as I can remember, the conversation around men's objectification of women's bodies has been going on and on. And I never thought to seek some sort of scientific proof because, I mean, feminists don't do that stuff - right? We just make up random theories all the time and proclaim them to be true. But finally, some proof has emerged.


Elliot:  Oil comes to health care

Valvoline, a motor-oil company, has a new chest-pounding ad out - not to criticize oil companies. They have brought us all sorts of modern wonders, including ease of transportation around town, Thanksgiving trips home, spring-break trips to exotic Florida and even more exotic south Texas, not to mention air pollution, global climate change, and dead armadillos in the center of the road.


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