Exact change by Lynda Waddington

Think LOST stinks? Hold your nose, blame lawmakers.

No one wants to pay more taxes, but sometimes it really is the best of the bad options.

When Johnson County voters flip their ballots this No ... »

Questions piling up for Ernst

Joni Ernst seems to be disrespecting quite a few folks.

You may have read in our U.S. Senate endorsement that Ernst, Republican candidate fo ... »

Voter ID still bad for the masses

Some folks didn’t take kindly to my calling voter ID laws a scam in last Sunday’s column. So, in their honor, this week I’d li ... »

Get some skin in the game

How’s cynicism working out for you?

Perhaps it is ill timing that during 2014 election mega millions racing across televisions, radios ... »

We need to vote no on voter ID

It’s safe to say it now. Voter ID is a scam.

That’s not exactly how the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office put it in ... »

Be the mirror they need to see

We aren’t doing right by our young adults.

Perched on the edge of a large pink bubble — part sofa, part catchall — I wai ... »

Ernst disingenuous on ‘personhood’

It’s time for Iowans to jump in the weeds. And, thanks to all the manure spread as part of and on behalf of the U.S. Senate campaigns of Jon ... »

There’s a lesson in Atlantic City

I wandered aimlessly for hours, the quintessential tourist wanting to hold and press each experience between the pages of a mental travel memoir. »

ESPN is missing something

(Author’s note: ESPN has stated there is no discussion on domestic violence planned for pregame tonight. ... »

Religion, not politics, shifting on marriage

If you read headlines or your Facebook feed this week, you may have wondered if you somehow woke up in 2009.

The two major gubernatorial cand ... »

Too many questions on MRAP

Back during my college years, when there seemed to be unlimited time to sit with friends and discuss hopes and dreams, I once expressed my desire t ... »

In Iowa, rural being defined as unequal

Long-anticipated growth has finally come to rural Iowa, but is hardly the harbinger of prosperity so many wanted.

A study released this mont ... »

Telemed case will find justice

No matter our stance on controversy de jour, we can agree on the importance of an independent judiciary. No one wants to stand before a judge and w ... »

It’s not just the money, honey

Food and living expenses have new meaning for three Eastern Iowa state senators who recently accepted a national challenge to “Live the Wage ... »

Another year, hole remains

He should have turned sweet 16 today.

It’s kind of funny, or maybe just sad, that even today, 16 years after our son was stillborn, I ... »

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