Staff Editorials

Lawmakers - Think outside the lanes

Transportation funding seems to be the early leader in the race to become the biggest issue facing the Iowa Legislature in 2015.

Fresh from h ... »

Pharmacy board should deliver a push

Today, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy will consider restating its 2010 recommendation that marijuana be reclassified to allow some limited, regulated m ... »

Supermajority no longer makes sense

Johnson County’s repeated failure to revamp its courthouse — despite the support of more than 50 percent of participating voters  ... »


METH SEIZURES UP: Meth isn’t grabbing big headlines like it did during the last decade, when Iowa strugg ... »


FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVERS: Some Iowa students have had a unique opportunity this fall to immerse themselves in tec ... »

Grassley is a good fit for Judiciary

That “farmer from Iowa with no law degree” is about to take over one of the most important posts in the U.S. Senate.

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Troubling trend for impartial courts

Iowa has weathered two politicized attacks on its courts in recent years. The first, in 2010, saw Iowa voters toss three experienced, accomplished ... »

Looking back: The Berlin Wall

Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the stunning, historic day when communist East Germany opened its borders after ... »


MIDTERM TURNOUT: Roughly 53 percent of Iowa voters cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections. Turnou ... »


IT’S A FIRST: Following the results of the 2014 Midterm elections Iowa no longer has the dubious distinc ... »

When Janie comes marching home

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied na ... »

A wave of voter discontent

Yet another wave has crashed against the nation’s political shores.

Republicans had a very good night Tuesday as midterm election resu ... »

Branstad’s historic victory

Gov. Terry Branstad says Iowa is on the right track. And it’s clear after election returns rolled in Tuesday night that many Iowans agree. T ... »

Ignore attacks, cast a ballot today

Unless you’ve recently awakened from a coma — a real one, not one stress-induced by political advertising — you’re prob ... »


NUNS ON THE BUS: A social justice lobbying group led by Catholic religious women in September launched and, las ... »

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