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Water quality ruling wasn’t one of the court’s finest moments

Through the long arc of history, the Iowa Supreme Court has developed a reputation for judicial courage that often puts it ahead of many...

Iowa’s new law raises question: ‘What is systemic racism?’

Faculty and staff in public schools, including public universities, are not to engage in the discussion of “systematic racism” in Iowa or the U.S....

Reynolds turns her back on criminal justice reform

Gov. Kim Reynolds turned her back on criminal justice reform last week. What brought it home wasn’t just her decision to sign a knee-jerk “Back...

Nurturing dads raise emotionally intelligent kids – helping make society more...

When my oldest son, now nearly 13, was born in July of 2008, I thought I could easily balance my career and my desire...

Supreme Court unanimously upholds religious liberty over LGBTQ rights – and...

It wasn’t a dramatic expansion of religious rights — not yet. But the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a Catholic adoption agency that...

Gov. Reynolds should heed her own words about the need for...

Gov. Kim Reynolds talked last week about the importance of government leaders keeping other government officials looped in as decisions are made and events...

What the Dems need to do about their Manchin problem

As a Democrat from a staunchly Republican state, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, of West Virginia, is a vanishing breed, not only in contemporary American politics, but in...

Chicago mayor’s exclusion of white reporters is polarizing, but understandable

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot landed in a maelstrom of controversy last month when she said she would allow only “journalists of color” to interview...

The U.S. should not treat its friends this way  

Too often these days, Americans and our government seem to be incapable of agreeing on what the best course of action is, regardless of...

If the game is pandemic politics, Reynolds wins the first round

The story played like the opening bell of the campaign for 2022 gubernatorial election: State Auditor Rob Sand, potential Democratic challenger to Republican Gov....
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