Letters to the Editor
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Book discusses ‘ever-frightening socialism’

Editor: “Democracy in Chains” offers interesting discussions of labels, from classical liberal, neoliberal, libertarian, collectivism and the ever-frightening “socialism.” This book … more

Show politicians you want to be heard

Editor: I’m actually going to leave the left and Democrats alone this letter (mostly). On Saturday, July 28, there is an event in Wilton at the community center. We have Senator Joni Ernst, … more

‘Time we stop draining our state’

Editor: We can thank Iowa’s GOP legislators for forcing our state universities to have to cut important programs and research this coming academic year. Budget cuts due to decreased funding … more

Gov. Ray was leader 'most Iowans desire'

Editor: The passing of Robert Ray was a sad day for the state of Iowa. Governor Ray was a gentleman who brought the wonderful qualities to his elected office and to the state: courteous, willing … more

Republicans ‘mismanaged state government’

Editor: Kaufmann’s party takes from the poor and middle class, gives to the rich. Republicans have characterized themselves as the party of fiscal management. Instead they have become the … more

Clemens has ‘sensible approach’ to abortion

Editor: Thanks to the current Iowa legislature and a minority group of activists, people around the state are discussing abortion. My State Representative, Bobby Kaufmann, was one of 51 … more

City of Durant received band request by mistake

Editor: Recently the Durant city council news in the Advocate News included discussion of a funding request from the Tri-County Community Band. A little more information is necessary so the … more

‘Refine the definition of biblical’

Editor: Zero tolerance. Deterrent. Teach these people a lesson. Biblical. Respect for law. When Jesus was challenged to confront a woman accused of adultery (John 8:1-11), for which the law … more

‘It shouldn’t be just me and Republicans that are happy’

Editor: I had a conversation with the editor of the Advocate News the other night and he asked me why my letters to the editor weren’t more about how happy I am with the present situation. So I … more

Clemens 'will do something about treatment of women at the Capitol'

Editor: I'm supporting Jodi Clemens of Springdale for State Representative in Iowa House District 73 because treatment of women at the state capitol has gotten out of hand. Clemens will do … more

'Zach understands the important issues'

Editor: We are writing to support Zach Wahls’ candidacy for Iowa Senate. Zach grew up in our neighborhood, attended the same schools as our children, and his family still lives nearby. Zach has … more

Zach Walls would be an 'effective legislator'

Editor: The choice in the Democratic primary for Senate district 37 on June 5 is not an easy one. We have strong candidates, with numerous varied strengths. I am writing to express my support for … more
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