First-Time Voters Eager For Say In Presidential Election

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement gives Iowa the highest Youth Electoral Significance Index score among the 50 U.S. states. New Hampshire ranked a close second.

Shhh! Extremely Cool Things Are Happening Here

JOYFUL MUSINGS: When I was growing up, Friday nights in Springfield’s Forest Park meant a trip to the Forest Park Public Library with my Dad. I still remember the colorful yellow stools, the books at my eye level. And I could take out as many books as I wanted – like an all you can eat buffet for the mind.

On The Move

Click inside to find out what’s happening in the rest of Mike Marland’s cartoon world.

How Europe Left Itself Open to Terrorism

The ISIS attacks on France and Belgium exposed weaknesses in Europe’s approach to borders and information sharing that counterterror officials had warned about for years. The vulnerabilities remain largely unaddressed.