Editorial: More secrecy in Iowa government

It seems that the state of Iowa has taken to a pattern of secrecy. At least, that's what surfacing records of secret settlements paid out by state universities would suggest. According to records obtained Wednesday by The Des Moines Register, the state's public universities have paid at least $1.16 million to hidden parties through settlements not made open to the public.

Tilly: The BuzzFeed quiz and you

You know about BuzzFeed quizzes: Which One Directioner looks most like your dream Corgi?; How many days could you survive without pepperoni?; Which "Rugrats" grandparent are you turning into?; etc. etc. They're diverting — sometimes fun, often grating.

Byrd: Apartheid in Israel

With maybe the exception of the reunification of the Korean Peninsula or financial reparations for the descendants of African Slaves living in the United States, it's hard to think of a political dispute with prospects for resolution as bleak as the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.

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