Sunset the 2001 AUMF

To the editor:

Recently, President Barack Obama sent his proposal to Congress for military force against the group known as ISIL. The proposa ... »

Prohibit teens from using tanning beds

To the editor:

I traveled to Des Moines recently as part of a group of volunteers for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to m ... »

Blame game hasn’t resolved Fort Madison prison delays

Unacceptable is the word Iowa voters should remember as state officials and lawmakers engage in blame game politics while tax dollars are repeatedl ... »

Homers and Gomers


MANAGED CARE: State Department of Human Services leaders say their plan to switch payments for Medicaid ser ... »

Thursday, February 26, 2015
A new blue measure of progress

About two-thirds of the way through his »

Mayor Corbett’s State of the City — Looking back.

Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will deliver his sixth State of the City speech today. His first, back in 2010, was in the old Crowne Plaza ballroom ... »

Done and undone at the Iowa’s Capitol

We’re getting simultaneous lessons on how things get done at the Statehouse, and how they don’t get done.

First, take the effo ... »

A Radio Experience moves west

On Wednesday morning, I sat in front of a microphone in the 600 WMT radio studio, across the desk from Bob Bruce.

His show has officially be ... »

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Veteran death is shameful

Statistics are just numbers on a page, something we read before shaking our heads and moving on to the next thing — until they strike close ... »

Reynolds special guest at upcoming ‘Pastors Policy Briefing’

An invitation, stamped with the return address of a West Des Moines UPS Store mailbox, went out this week to Iowa’s faithful.

Those wh ... »

North Liberty diversity discussions underway

While a forum on diversity in North Liberty may have been born in the shadow of national racial and socioeconomic unrest, it would be wholly unfair ... »

Second verse, same as the first

The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments this week on the closure of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, which was previously deemed unco ... »

Thursday, February 26, 2015
School funding: Bring back our State of Minds

“A State of Minds”

Many remember this slogan from Terry Branstad’s first term as governor back in 1983. Back then, the ... »

Why would anyone think Obama doesn’t love America? Plenty of reasons.

Is it possible that a reasonable person could think President Barack Obama doesn’t love America? Well, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani h ... »

Iowa Bankers survey shows a bright future

To help Iowans assess the state of our economy and what to anticipate moving forward, the Iowa Bankers Association has created a new survey of Iowa ... »

Iowa should enact a sensible medical cannabis law

The news that our governor is interested in working with Illinois on medical cannabis leaves me disappointed and baffled.

Is he aware there i ... »

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