Editorial: Health care costs rising in prisons

Between the recent glitches in the government health insurance website and long-running debates on how to fund federal entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, health care is a topic that has been at the forefront of the American zeitgeist for decades. But one aspect of care has fallen quietly under the radar, even as costs have risen: inmate health care.

Tilly: UI votes early, not often

Another city election is in the books: Susan Mims, Kingsley Botchway(!), and Terry Dickens are our city councilors and the 21-ordinance is still standing after a decisive vote that looks like the death knell for the repeal campaign. Only one more thing to do before we can put this municipal election to bed - cue the hand-wringing over poor turnout.

Gromotka: The Case for Grand Theft Auto

In its first three days, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) - developed by Rockstar Games - sold millions of copies, raking in over one billion dollars in sales. In that span of time, it also ushered in a sense of unrest for millions of parents, concerned by the amount of joy their children found in running over pedestrians with a fire truck. Outrage has arisen - from both credible news sources and bloggers - over many aspects of the game including its violence, misogynistic themes, criminal focus and general political incorrectness.

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