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Easy ethics, hard choices

Few things in life come with clear, concise and reliable instructions. Babies do not; they arrive without warning, and you need a library to raise...

This is no way to run a democracy

The results of Iowas first-in-the-nation presidential caucus are not yet in. The Nevada caucus results are not clear two days after. It doesn’t really matter....

Reynolds will have to fight GOP for sales tax plan

The centerpiece of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ 2020 legislative agenda — a water-quality and mental-health funding scheme and income tax cut driven by a...

Iowa, please make it easier for college students to vote

As Vote Everywhere Ambassadors with The Andrew Goodman Foundation, we work regularly with students at Simpson College in Indianola to make the ballot more...

I won’t apologize for defending my abortion

Two weeks ago, I sat across a table from a legislative subcommittee of three Iowa lawmakers shaking and holding back tears as I laid...

Iowa must ban ‘conversion therapy’ that harms LGBTQ youth

As a physician, the number of youth I have seen in my profession who identify as LGBTQ has steadily increased over the past decade....

Top Democrats: New state party chairman faces difficult task

Democratic state Rep. Mark Smith had some plans for when he retired from the Iowa Legislature. He was going travel, take some bicycle trips and...

Iowa soybean farmers build their brand during trade mission to Bangladesh,...

Ask any brand about the importance of marketing, and they’ll promptly reply that understanding the needs and wants of the customer is the first...

Let’s not just mourn the caucuses. Let’s make Iowa a national...

Reentry into regular life after the Iowa caucuses can be challenging, even when it doesn’t take four days to report results. One Iowa political reporter...

The Iowa Caucuses encourage an educated, engaged citizenry that society needs

I come to praise the Iowa Caucuses, not to bury them. Oh, I’m relieved that they are over for 2020, despite the ignominious way they...
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