Opinion

08/15/2018 - 6:58am

Barring a miraculous turn of events, Kim Reynolds is going to win her first elected term as governor in November and continue to do most of the things she’s doing now, and the Democrats are going to wonder aloud why they always manage to squander golden opportunities and find new ways to lose. Well, it doesn’t take a political scientist to solve that equation.

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07/18/2018 - 8:20am
After watching the highlights of last Thursday’s Congressional sideshow, er, hearing, with former FBI agent Peter Strzok and dissecting the media reaction on either side of the spectrum, I couldn’t help but feel the need to take a long, hot shower. Is this all that’s left of the Grand Experiment?      ...
07/11/2018 - 8:14am
I wasn’t lucky enough to be alive during the gubernatorial reign of the late Robert Ray, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 89, but I, like most other Iowans, have reaped the benefits of his leadership since the moment I started drawing air.             Ray was a Republican from a...
07/03/2018 - 8:16am
Last week, like thousands of other reporters in the U.S. and around the world, I went out to cover something I figured would be relatively inconsequential after hearing the fire truck sirens: a minor gas leak at a new government building.             Nothing about the half hour or so I spent...
06/27/2018 - 8:14am
Earlier this month, Congressman Steve King won the Republican primary for his seat with an astounding 74 percent of the votes cast. Since then, he’s celebrated the big victory by sharing the views of a European neo-Nazi on social media, downplaying the conditions at child detention facilities and telling a radio interviewer that he doesn...
06/27/2018 - 8:03am
Last weekend I had the pleasure of taking a friend to lunch in Grundy Center. I live in southern Iowa and travel to the area several times each year to visit an elderly friend, continuing a nearly 40 year friendship. Over the years we have tried several restaurants in the area including Grundy County 4H Omelet breakfast. On this trip, the...
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