Ghazala Salam and Hans Johnson: Large, historic communities of Muslim Americans exist in California as well as Michigan and Florida, two swing states, and the longest standing mosque in America, built in 1934, is in Iowa.
Ted Vaill: I spent most of the day deciding what to take: 44 years in the house, raised my kids there, have 30 or so photo albums of my trips around the world and life. Which ones to take and which to leave?
Abba Solomon: Israeli parties and politicians are expressing aspirations for annexation, and there is higher and higher public approval in the Israeli public.
Jessica Goodheart: By a decisive 58 percent, L.A. voted against asking the city to amend its charter to allow it to operate a municipal financial institution.