Exact change by Lynda Waddington

Let Santa bring the small stuff

What are your favorite childhood memories of Christmas?

I remember getting up early and pouncing on my stocking, which was always filled wit ... »

Sally Mason refills DI’s dance card

Don’t forget to enjoy the dance.

That’s the advice my first newspaper editor offered nearly every time I left to do an intervie ... »

Bringing the University of Iowa out of its fog

Last Friday morning, as I turned the corner of Clinton and Washington streets en route to a breakfast meeting, a figure on the Pentacrest caught my ... »

Coffee (and more) with cops

It may have hit a nerve.

My »

There is no solitary path to economic diversity

With or without the blessing of federal assistance programs, the existing strategy for economic diversity in the Iowa City Community School Distric ... »

Protests are evidence of exclusion

One of the best things about working in the media is the access it provides to all facets of the community. When combined with innate curiosity and ... »

Thankful for end of Benghazi conspiracies

There has not been a single week I’ve failed to receive an email message from a reader questioning or demanding why I’ve not written ... »

Cohabitation of roundheels and biddies

Hawkeye Martini: three measures of prune juice, one of vodka, half a measure of Metamucil Clear and Natural. Shake it very well until it’s i ... »

While you weren’t looking

Did you get distracted by Congressional Keystone XL discussions?

While the U.S. Senate debated a bill approving construction of the Keystone ... »

Property tax breaks on the backs of ballplayers?

The squeeze is on, and it might be a home run. Or not.

The petition placed online by »

FBI latest gov agency to use press

When the videotape of journalist Daniel Pearl’s brutal murder was released in 2002, it was handed to an undercover FBI operative posing as a ... »

It’s a privilege to invoke racism

Something ugly has happened in Eastern Iowa.

Cornell College’s »

Time for clearer message

Voters like to pride themselves on sending messages through the ballot box and, most of the time, such messages are easily received and understood. ... »

Looking ahead as election craziness nears end

Rejoice, fellow Iowans. We’ve outlived the seemingly never-ending stream of political nastiness that attempted to hijack our lives — ... »

‘Sit down, shut up’ is no strategy

I’m fairly sure Southern heritage has me genetically predisposed to scrappiness.

I love a good debate and have sometimes purposefully ... »

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