Editorial: Seek out criminal justice reform

In Iowa both the issues of substantial increases in the prison population and police accountability have become front and center. The Iowa Department of Human Rights Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning, which utilizes research and statistics to gauge the effectiveness and needs of Iowa's justice system, has recently released a rather somber prediction for Iowa's prison population.

Korobov: Obama's evolving Iraq approach

Obama's rhetoric has changed. He now says that "I'm never going to say never" to the prospect of more troops in Iraq. How do you tell a president "told you so?"

Lee: Whiteness, beyond ethnicity

In the context of celebrating our nation's multiculturalism – where whiteness is taken for granted and white is the default racial group – what does it mean to interrogate whiteness?

Manfull: 25 years in Berlin

On November 9th, 1989, German citizens found themselves for the first time in 38 years able to freely travel between East and West Germany. After 38 years, I can only imagine the freedom they felt as they walked to and from the formerly restricted and isolated sides. I couldn't even begin to fathom the hope they must have felt for brighter days ahead.

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