Editorial: Obamacare deadline here(ish)

Last week, the Obama administration announced that the deadline for individual to sign up for health care via the federal health exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act would be extended from the original date of March 31 to early April, despite its previous insistence that the end of March would be the "last call" for prospective insurance buyers.

Hassett: Two ways to stop suicide

Over the spring break, I received word via Facebook that one of my high-school classmates had passed away. His profile page was filled with memorials: "You could light up a room with your smile, and I'm gonna miss you." "I just saw you a few days ago, and you were so full of life like you always were."

Gromotka: Iowa politics goes viral

Starting with Gov. Terry Branstad's confidential-employee-settlement fiasco, it's been a less-than-smooth few weeks for the face of Iowa politics. Iowa politics of late have become a representation of why the national political scene is so gunky, incompetent, and unable to consider the needs of the masses, and the Internet is more than willing to spread the message.

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