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Break out the Maalox. Gary Barta’s management is under scrutiny again

There’s so much anxiety going around in Iowa City now, and Maalox could easily qualify as the official summer beverage. There’s anxiety over what the...

Iowa doctor: State should require masks in schools this fall

As a physician in our community, I am very concerned about the recent guidelines for Return to Learning put forth by the State of...

Reynolds says COVID-19 immunity strikes a ‘balance.’ It’s not even close.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says her signature on a COVID-19 immunity bill for businesses and health care facilities that fail to protect their staff...

Should the president pick the attorney general?

Attorney General William Barr recently announced, late on a Friday, that Geoffrey Berman was “stepping down after two-and-a-half years of service as United States...

Iowa’s leaders must stay focused as some attorneys general push partisan...

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and far from Washington D.C., the worst of America’s politicians are working to disenfranchise their fellow Americans...

Rural America is more vulnerable to COVID-19 than cities are, and...

Rural areas seemed immune as the coronavirus spread through cities earlier this year. Few rural cases were reported, and attention focused on the surge...

Why are we tinkering with voting laws?

There have not been a lot of bright spots since coronavirus began sickening Iowans. So far, 685 people have died in our state from the...

Lawmakers abandoned Iowans in crisis by shirking promise to pay for...

One of the significant casualties of the interrupted 2020 legislative session was any effort to pay for the ambitious mental health expansion that lawmakers...

Black Americans, crucial workers in crises, emerge worse off – not...

On June 19, 1865 — 155 years ago — Black Americans celebrating the day of Jubilee, later known as Juneteenth, may have expected a...

Supreme Court to decide the future of the Electoral College

Many Americans are surprised to learn that in U.S. presidential elections, the members of the Electoral College do not necessarily have to pick the...
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