Editorial: Authorization of force against ISIS in danger

An AUMF against the terrorist group seemed to be in the congressional cards, with the idea gaining widespread bipartisan support. Yet now that support is lost. A number of recent showdowns involving the U.S. Congress have redrawn party stances on the issue.

Osgerby: A grim future for water

In a country that is home to approximately 12 percent of the world's freshwater sources, its largest city ironically faces a shortage unseen in humanity's history. This highlights the interconnected nature of social catastrophe and resource depletion.

Evanson: Stacking the Board of Regents' deck

Is the power of a governor to nominate decisive individuals that preside over such a large group of students and faculty too much? The grandiose ability of a governor to "stack the deck" in the selection of executive bodies that determine the fate of public university agenda is worrisome.

Clegg: An open letter to the GOP

The GOP letter, endorsed by 46 other Republicans including Iowa's very own Chuck Grassley, R-IA, and Joni Ernst, R-IA, is, on one level, undermining President Obama's ability to negotiate with Iran, and on another, deepening an already ghastly divide between the two parties that dominate our political atmosphere.

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