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A strong minority entrepreneurial community is key to a stronger post-pandemic...

As Iowa continues to recover from the pain wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important we begin the healing process to rebuild towards a...

Johnson & Johnson vaccine suspension – what this means for you

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration on April 13, 2021 halted use of the one-dose Johnson &...

Bob Ray would never have said refugee children are ‘not our...

It’s hard for those of us of a certain vintage to realize it has been 39 years since Robert Ray was Iowa’s governor. In spite...

GOP lawmakers use budget to bludgeon state universities

Iowans who remember what it was like to live in a state that prized education no doubt heaved a sigh of relief when a...

Sports remain hostile territory for LGBTQ Americans

For all of the gains LGBTQ people have made over the past few decades, sports remain a highly visible reminder that homophobia and transphobia...

Jason Shay: Some things ‘are just bigger than basketball’

GALESBURG, Ill. — No sooner did the knees touch the floor than the politicians’ complaints started flying. Kneeling during the national anthem before a game...

The U.S. needs a macrogrid to move electricity from areas that...

Many kinds of extreme events can disrupt electricity service, including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, extreme heat, extreme cold and extended droughts. Major disasters can...

Blunt Boehner blisters Republicans in Congress

It’s time for a confession. I have misjudged John Boehner. Oh, I knew he might speak candidly. Or, more precisely, I knew he could be...

There’s still time for Iowa lawmakers to address real-world problems

At first, I thought it must be a typo:  A bill in the Iowa Senate moved out of subcommittee last week with the votes...

Basic truths: Can you cite the rainbow of veracity?

With Americans spending on average almost 2 ½ hours a day on social media, small wonder that few of us can define the various...
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