Editorial: Choice, not mandates, can curb obesity

The causes of the so-called obesity epidemic are easy to identify: changes in diets and more sedentary lifestyles have been cited nearly universally. The solutions to America's weight problem, however, are less agreed upon.

Elliot: A hear and a half

OK, I admit it. Like so many Americans, I got tired — fatigued, even — of hearing about Vladimir Putin and the Russian land grab in Crimea and what the coming new Cold War might mean to humankind, not to mention their pets.

Wahls: Strong leadership needed to protect Iowa's elections

Few issues are as immediately divisive in our politics as "Voter ID," a perennial Republican proposal to mandate that citizens show photo identification to confirm their identities before voting.

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