Editorial: On ISIS fight, keep an eye to the future

If the fighting drags on for years, as some Pentagon officials have warned, public opinion may well turn against the president in his waning days of office, leaving Obama's successor with a difficult choice to make.

Stercula: The new ideology: blind consumerism

The dogmatism of consumerism is an infection in our economic system. When people are fighting over brands as though they're debating political or religious ideals, the line between ideology and business is blurred even more than it already was.

Cervantes: Where's the hope for the homeless?

I saw an old man, wheelchair bound and missing a leg, grunting in annoyance as a group of Hawkeyes threw pennies at him. When they left, my friend and I gave the man some money, but it did nothing to really help. I could tell by looking in his eyes that he was both embarrassed and emotionally hurt.

Brown: Climate change protests can only go so far

Certainly, getting people riled up and passionate about an issue is a good thing, but to what extent causing havoc in the streets furthers an agenda is up for debate.

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