Commentary

Biden wants corporations to pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plans,...

President Joe Biden just proposed a roughly $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which he ambitiously compared to the interstate highway system and the space race....

America gets a D+ for school infrastructure – but federal COVID...

Many kids are attending public schools this spring with the use of COVID-19 safety protocols, including more desk spacing, more frequent cleaning and mandates...

Beverly Cleary gave delightfully messy role models to kids like me

SPRINGFIELD — I was in the third grade sitting on the sofa, reading a book with my grandparents when my grandma glanced out the...

Iowans deserve a governor, not a ruler

The Iowa Supreme Court chamber is a magnificent venue for the seven justices who referee the thorniest legal questions in our state. The courtroom seats...

Half-kept promises on mental health won’t shield Iowans from gun violence

Gov. Kim Reynolds, like many Republicans, wants to change the subject from gun control and talk about mental health instead. So let’s talk about...

Gun control fails quickly in Congress after each mass shooting, but...

Recent mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta, Georgia and a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado have renewed calls for new gun legislation. The U.S. has...

Civics education isn’t boosting youth voting or volunteerism

After the insurrection, the impeachment, the trial and ongoing partisanship in 2021, many Americans are looking to civics education as a source of hope,...

This Passover, as in the past, will be a time to...

Jewish families will gather for Passover this year in circumstances that will, like the celebration itself, reflect on dark times while holding out for...

Addressing anti-Asian discrimination also means stopping exploitation

I was chatting with a friend the other day and I mentioned that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was married to someone of a...

Winners in court can still be losers and the cost may...

Many years ago, during a conversation with an old lawyer, he made a comment I still remember: “You can sue the bishop of Boston...
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