Editorial: Allow unions for college athletes

The grandest spectacle in college basketball came to an end Monday night, as the NCAA men's basketball championship closed with UConn's 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the title game. The controversy over how the massive revenues raised by college athletics should be shared with student-athletes, however, continues.

Byrd: The new Washington war machine

Take this item from Washington, Iowa, where the local police have recently acquired an MRAP vehicle (short for Mine Resistance Ambush Protected) through a Defense Department program that donates excess vehicles originally produced for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to local police departments across the United States, including other Iowa towns such as Mason City and Storm Lake.

Elliot: Loving the Drug Putin

I mean, the War on Drugs has been so successful — you know, kind of like the Edsel.

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