Commentary

FDA is departing from long-standing procedures to deal with public health...

On the eve of the Republican National Convention, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn announced that the FDA had issued emergency use...

Identity: Who are we behind the masks, shields and social distance?

We think about this incessantly but seldom, if ever, mention it, except perhaps to a confidant in existential moments. We have had many of...

Women’s suffrage and defending democracy: Hard won — not done

Many small steps eventually led to women winning the right to vote even prior to ratification of the 19th Amendment on Aug. 18, 1920,...

Young speakers inspire us with their courage

I’m sure we all have been inspired at one time or another by a gifted speaker. Maybe it was a pastor or teacher. Maybe it...

Families can support kids’ mental health whether they’re learning remotely or...

The choice between in-person learning, where available, and remote learning is a fraught one for parents. Children experience joy and connection when they learn...

Mail-in voting does not cause fraud, but judges are buying the...

The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee filed lawsuits recently against New Jersey and Nevada to prevent expansive vote-by-mail efforts in those states. These...

Is NCAA football too big to fail?

The coronavirus continues to jeopardize college sports. The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments were canceled back in the spring. In early August, smaller conferences...

Today’s leaders could learn from Terry Branstad

Regardless of what you think of his political positions, Terry Branstad knew instinctively what being governor entailed. A core duty is looking out for people...

Pence claimed ‘promises kept.’ Iowa’s ethanol industry says ‘false.’

Vice President Mike Pence claimed in Iowa last week that President Trump had fulfilled his promises to Iowa farmers and ethanol producers. It’s not...

How one community improved COVID-19 nursing home care with collaboration and...

Nursing home residents worldwide are particularly vulnerable to the ravages of COVID-19. In the U.S. as of Aug. 2, 2020, nearly 46,000 nursing home...
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