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BY DI READERS | MAY 06, 2014 5:00 AM

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Re: ‘Sri Ponnada?’ Delete.

“I often hear many people (usually white males) arguing against affirmative action and saying there’s no institutionalized racism anymore but rather a lot of reverse racism against them. Then, there are all these silly studies about women achieving more in the classroom than men.”

No, what’s being argued against is the idea that everything is somehow racially biased, so for some reason we have to lower the bar for everybody.

For instance, I love the age-old argument that our standardized tests are somehow racially biased. Wouldn’t Newton, Halley, and the gang be fascinated that in the 20th and 21st century, a bunch of bored liberals decided that their timeless laws of physics and gravity can somehow be racist? Classic.

Online user clarkshorneau

Re: Lyness for country attorney

First you say that if she finds charges appropriate, she must prosecute. Then you say she has the good judgment to decide which charges are appropriate. These two statements taken together are the crux of the problem: She finds all marijuana charges appropriate. People are more than tired of that; it makes them really quite annoyed.

Caroline Dieterle

How many years will we have to wait until the Iowa Legislature passes a law to legalize marijuana? And have a governor who will sign it? Maybe 10? I’d bet more on 25 or 30. Vote for John Zimmerman for county attorney and stop the prosecution of people who smoke marijuana for whatever reason.

Carole deProsse

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