Commentary

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...

Standing up for free speech (unless it’s about white privilege or...

Sales of dandruff shampoo should be spiking in Iowa after all the head-scratching over the latest adventures of the Iowa Legislature. There’s been a lot...

Finding peace of mind in a disquieting age

Often our troubles are so intense that we think of them every waking minute, longing for peace and quiet, a lull, however temporary, so...

Making it easier to vote does not threaten election integrity

As state legislators consider hundreds of bills on election policies this spring, false claims of voter fraud are being repeated as justification for proposals...

7 ways to avoid becoming a misinformation superspreader

The problem of misinformation isn’t going away. Internet platforms like Facebook and Twitter have taken some steps to curb its spread and say they...

Let’s accentuate the positive about Iowa

 U.S. News & World Report ranked Iowa as the No. 1 state for opportunity last week, continuing the consistent positive trend from the past...
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