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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...

Presidential candidates should address felon voting rights in Iowa

It used to be that Florida, Kentucky and Iowa were the last states to strip people of their voting rights permanently but that changed...

Iowa Legislature 2020: IWILL or IWON’T? Republican leaders agree on...

IWILL or IWON’T?  That’s a dilemma for Iowa Republican legislators as they open their new session in an election year that could challenge their...

Don’t let special interests hijack natural resources fund

I have lived and worked on a small Sac County farm for the past 41 years. During our time on the farm, my family...

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