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Why I shared a Muslim prayer in the Iowa Senate

I recently shared a prayer, written by a constituent, on the Iowa Senate floor. Prayer is part of the daily proceedings. Since we cannot invite...

Republican lawmakers aren’t improving election security

Iowa’s 2020 election was one for the record books — with 1.7 million people marking ballots. It was an impressive turnout in Iowa — with...

GOP talking points on new election legislation don’t hold water

As Republicans in the Iowa Statehouse prepare to once again make major changes in state election laws, the prevailing question Iowans have been asking...

Is Ted Cruz calculating his chances in the 2024 Iowa caucuses?

James Joyce, the novelist who wrote the masterpiece "Ulysses," once observed: “A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are...

Is there still value in teaching ethics?

Each day we hear about fake news, far-out conspiracies and Facebook claims  — a media menu based on affirmation rather than information. Small wonder some...

Reynolds’ shifting views on personal choice could give Iowans whiplash

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ message for Iowans has been consistent since the coronavirus pandemic arrived a year ago: Yes, wearing masks is important, the governor has...

Time for Iowa lawmakers to stop using legislation to target political...

Newly elected baby legislators often go through a phase of trying to use their legislative powers to nurse their post-election grudges. They file bills...

Should I stay or should I go? Here are the relationship...

Where do you see yourself in five years? It’s a standard job interview question, but it’s an even better question to ask yourself about...

Iowa’s new symbol should be a question mark

Through the years, the Iowa Legislature has chosen an official state flower and a state bird. There’s also a state tree and even an...

Iowans shouldn’t have to be patient with unfairness, lack of planning...

Gov. Kim Reynolds said last week that Iowa was 47th in the nation on supplies of COVID-19 vaccine received from the federal government and...
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