Editorial: Still a long way to go in obesity fight

With a host of domestic and foreign policy issues crowding into the public consciousness, one has largely remained unnoticed in the past few years: obesity. But with a new initiative, that could change.

Osgerby: A terrorist target, and my transportation

Breathing room in the train car seemed to become more and more constricted as the train my stop neared. I kept thinking of the mixed messages from friends and family in response to the UK's rise in the terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe," the second highest ranking of five, during the weeks leading to my departure.

Lane: Republicans should heed gay marriage trends

Gay conservatives working with the nonpartisan advocacy group, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, hope to have the wording of the party's platform changed by the 2016 Republican National Convention to a more open, and accepting, phrasing.

Gromotka: Write in a toaster oven for U.S. Senate

This midterm election day, Nov. 4, I encourage all readers to write in "a toaster oven," or any other useful kitchen appliance, to fill Sen. Tom Harkin's spot after he leaves. It makes as much sense, if not more, than our other options.

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