Thursday November 26, 2015
11/23/2015 - 3:29pm
Venting about veterans’ discounts
Letter to the editor:
I listened to what surrounding towns’ businesses done on Veterans Day to support their veterans. Hampton businesses done nothing but have Veterans Day sales which applied to everybody and not specific to veterans only! As I see it, if...
11/23/2015 - 2:29pm
7 Reasons It's Dumb For Governors To Turn Away Syrian Refugees
Syria, for those of you that need a refresher, has been locked in a civil war since 2011. It’s a seed of the Arab Spring that grew to be particularly thorny. While President Bashar al-Assad was busy fighting against rebel forces, ISIS came in and laid...
11/17/2015 - 3:54pm
Pulling back the curtains on accountability
Though Iowa might rank high compared to other states when it comes to government transparency, a recent report shows there’s still plenty of room for future improvement.
The Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity recently gave Iowa an...
11/17/2015 - 3:53pm
There is no "safe space" in the real world
At Yale University, administrator Nicholas Christakis was surrounded by a group of angry students and shouted at. His offense: Having the audacity to attempt explaining to them what freedom of speech means.
The controversy began when his wife,...
11/17/2015 - 3:50pm
Students and sofa men
Have you ever heard of sofa men?
In the oil-rich countries of the Persian Gulf, most men work for the government. They sit around dozing and watching TV, sometimes carrying papers to and from one office to another. These countries include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the...