Commentary

The avoidable Iowa Caucus tragedy

Sadly, it’s now called “The Iowa Caucuses debacle.” I have loved the caucuses since 1970, when I started teaching at Iowa State. It didn’t have...

The Iowa caucuses are on the brink — but we should...

Former Iowa congressman Dave Nagle has been on the front lines of trying to preserve Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses for more than four decades. “It’s not...

‘App-ocalypse’ in the Iowa caucus Did party officials forget about Murphy's Law?

We’re all living in accelerated digital time. Technology does that. We want what we want when we want it: on demand.

Lack of Iowa Poll is disappointing but not a conspiracy

I have a lapel pin that looks like a tiny newspaper front page with the headline:  “Dewey defeats Truman.” Of course, we know from history...

Trump policies could put my family’s health care at risk

Like every parent, I’m biased about my child — I think my son Kyle is a great young man. He’s smart, warm, and he...

Living ethics: Human condition v. human nature

When discussing political candidates, media often use (and sometimes confuse) the terms "human condition" and "human nature." No one bothers to define them. What, exactly,...

Let’s clarify the role of U.S. ambassadors We serve at the...

It is also disappointing when a presidential candidate equates the long standing practice of Presidents appointing private citizens as ambassadors as an example of government corruption

Retirement is a luxury – and a right, older Iowa women...

Iowa women age 50-plus talk about retirement

Impeachment could play a role in Iowa’s congressional races

The 2020 elections will be a historic event in so many ways. President Donald Trump is one of the most unusual and controversial incumbents...

Impeachment then and now:  One Iowan’s view Former Congressman Ed Mezvinsky: ...

When former U.S. Rep. Ed Mezvinsky was making his first run for Congress during the Watergate scandal in 1972, the question of whether President...
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