Editorial: Hatch has the right idea on higher education

As of 2012, Iowa graduates face the sixth largest student-debt load in the nation. With tuition rates continually rising and student loans being needed more and more, one thing is for certain: Higher education must become affordable again.

Prall: Energy, economy, and the environment

Should we prioritize our energy output, our economy, or the environment?  I think the three can live harmoniously, but only when environment is put in the driver's seat.

Korobov: Executive orders subvert democracy

Executive orders may have a place in our form of government, but they definitely create confusion. We have a system that's already riddled with 1,000-page bills and a tax code that requires us to hire someone to understand it. Any additional uncertainty is uncalled for.

Brown: The permanent penitentiary

Any sentence becomes a life sentence when one considers the stigma that follows a convicted felon for the rest of his or her life.

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