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Iowans must fight again for state support of mental health

Two years ago, Iowa had a breakthrough. After decades of dedicated but frustrating work by many Iowans, policymakers finally made progress on addressing urgent needs...

Election spending in 2020 doubled to $14 billion – 3 takeaways...

Individuals and companies spent a record $14 billion trying to get politicians elected in 2020, according to the latest estimate, more than double the...

Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here’s what doctors...

It’s difficult to put into words how hard COVID-19 is hitting rural America’s hospitals. North Dakota has so many cases, it’s allowing asymptomatic COVID-19-positive...

WW II lesson is ignored during this pandemic

Forgive me, but I don’t think Americans are as tough as we used to be. Specifically, I don’t think many of us see the big...

Are the polls wrong or just our expectations?

Americans aren’t known for their patience. A poll conducted a few years ago for a banking corporation found that 96% of Americans “will knowingly...

Biden’s climate change plans can quickly raise the bar, but can...

The day Joe Biden becomes president, he can start taking actions that can help slow climate change. The question is whether he can match...

Polling could use an irreverent figure like this Iowa native to...

Polling is hardly a flamboyant field that attracts a lot of colorful characters. It is a rather reserved profession that now finds itself under...

Weary reflections from the middle of the road

I’m tired. I’m worn out. My energy has been sapped. I am tired of getting up every day and bracing myself to learn who or...

How you can help veterans every day

As the nation celebrates our 17 million living veterans, it is also important to know that the number of these heroes who are ending...

Iowa’s election did not ‘validate’ the governor’s COVID-19 response

Gov. Kim Reynolds is claiming the election results were a “validation” of her approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. “This year, Iowans validated the direction...
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