Editorial: The unfinished stimulus

This past Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, better known as the Stimulus Package. The bill, a massive conglomeration of public works, tax incentives, and the expansion of unemployment benefits, was a $891 billion response to, in what has become almost a cliche to say, the most destructive financial collapse this country had faced since the Great Depression.

Tilly: Don't tread on my fireworks

A few years ago, my sister and I may have made the four-hour roundtrip from our hometown in Illinois to the Indiana border for the sole purpose of buying and smuggling back home a small number of relatively tame fireworks for the Fourth of July.

Letter: On the CIA and the Iowa Writers' Workshop

Christopher Merrill or anyone else interested in seeing the documentary evidence for the CIA support of writing at Iowa should consult series two, box four, file four (1 November 1964-31 March 1969) of the Paul Engle Papers in the Special Collections at the University of Iowa Main Library.

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