Point/Counterpoint: What should be done about e-cigs?

The Iowa Legislature passed a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors last week, and the Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it will begin to regulate e-cigs. Health data, however, seem to suggest that e-cigs are less harmful than conventional cigarettes.

Overton: Beware the trigger warning

Yesterday, Brianne Richson, one of my fellow columnists at The Daily Iowan, suggested that colleges and universities around the United States should adopt trigger warnings on the grounds that people who suffered traumatic experiences may be exposed to course material that would trigger memories of those events.

Hassett: The data war

It's not every day that you see a company defy the U.S. government. You especially don't see it do so in a brazen and public way. Yet recently, tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and Google have started informing users when government agencies request their data for investigations.

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