Editorial: Decriminalize in Iowa City

Last year, the mid-size city of Portland, Maine, posed a question to its residents: Should adults found possessing marijuana be punished under the law? Portland's 66,214 residents answered with a resounding no, voting 67 to 33 percent to decriminalize cannabis.

Richson: Is the world burning

Is it just me or is the world burning? That might be a dramatic way to look at it, but it seems as though everywhere I turn (actually, everywhere I click or scroll) people are protesting, and their grievances are being met with increasing violence and political backlash.

Graf: An open letter to Jordan Davis

When you were 13, you learned that the world was not fair. You learned and memorized all those social codes about listening instead of talking. When you were 13, you learned that the people around you could not always protect you and that the people that never smiled back from the other side of the cash register were not just grumpy, or tired, or sick, but they were sad and angry in their hearts. When you were 13, you learned about violence.

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