Editorial: No searches for petty crimes

An Iowa House of Representatives subcommittee has given the go-ahead for a bill allowing police to strip-search a person for low-level charges. In Iowa, that includes possession of drug paraphernalia, domestic assault not resulting in an injury, and even traffic violations.

Overton: Leave Hitler out of it

The closest thing we have to evil incarnate is probably best represented in Adolf Hitler, so when someone is compared to this guy, this person in question must be pretty awful. Or the president of the United States.

Lee: Thomas wrong on race-consciousness

Earlier this month, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Americans are too sensitive about race. While Thomas certainly has a right to his opinion and is the only one who can attest to his life and experiences, I would have to say that it's not that Americans are too sensitive, it's that more people are willing to speak out against injustice and racial inequality today because the consequences for doing so are not as severe as they once were.

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