Commentary

‘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...

What are we doing to bring Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream...

As we enter 2020, Americans should reflect on the vision conveyed by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his "I Have a Dream"...

Legislature needs to fix the cost barrier for public records

There is a retired businessman in western Iowa who bristles every time he reads a newspaper article from somewhere in our state about government...
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