Lately, there has been a lot of talk about a new bill passing through the Iowa Legislature. This bill has passed through 31 other state legislatures throughout the country. It is known as the voter ID bill and it, like most other bills that pass through the legislature, has been causing quite a stir along partisan lines.

As we orchestrate our lives through the ups and downs and ins and outs of college life, we also begin to expand our world to new opportunities and new people. I've met people from all over the country and the world in my two brief years of being in college. Each one has a different story from the last, but it's the people from the big cities that intrigue me the most. The ones who graduated "in a really small class" of only 120 people that make me laugh the most and the ones who feel "so…

My favorite president William Howard Taft once said, "Socialism proposes no adequate substitute of the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity." In not so many words, selfishness runs our world.

A friend and I recently had a conversation about what we would like to accomplish in our futures. I stated law school and a successful career, complete with business trips and positions of power. She stated a much simpler dream of living in a small town with children and a loving husband. At first I was put off by this idea. Why would she want to give up everything she has been working for in college? Why would she want to revert back to the idea of women running the home and men working…

Any person who has spent any time with young children will tell you that kids love to play house. In this game, there is always a mommy, a daddy and a baby. The "parents" always have a nice car they drive to an extravagant career — maybe as an astronaut or the president — and of course, they have a beautiful house.

With the caucuses finishing up in Iowa and the unforeseen results of the event, many people have talked about this as being the most important election in the history of the United States. While I do believe these people are right about the importance of the election, I believe their expectations of the Republican candidates are high; maybe a little too high.

Recently, I read an article about a woman petitioning to ban the popular magazine Cosmopolitan from magazine stands. Her reasoning? She believes her younger brother will be "severely damaged" by the material. I was outraged by the fact that this woman and 11,000 other people feel it's society's responsibility to raise today's children.

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