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It’s time to drain the swamp, and not just the one in Washington. more
Iowans have options about how we choose to vote. We can cast an absentee ballot from the comfort of our home, in-person at the county auditor’s office, or vote at the polls on Election Day. more
In a fit of optimism that air travel might eventually be in my future, I decided recently to apply for a trusted traveler designation that minimizes waiting in security lines. more
Round and round we go. more
Bereft. That’s the only word I can think of that fits how I felt at the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. more
If you’re too sick to go to school, you can’t go outside and play. If you don’t finish your homework, you can’t watch TV. If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat? more
On a bright and sunny pandemic day in early March, I received a text message from an old college friend about his spring break travel plans. “Nice time to get into the travel business, huh? … more
The coronavirus has changed the way we work, in many cases forever. The pandemic has also brought into sharp focus the powerless state of workers here in Iowa and the employer-driven policies that intentionally keep it that way. more
Public health experts have given us a long list of ways we can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Unfortunately for Iowa’s universities, students, faculty and college towns, finger-pointing has yet to be proven effective at warding off infections. more
Question: How do we hold open meetings if there is a concern about COVID-19 exposure? more
The 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in 1920, equal rights for women, and the pending Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution make for a trilogy around a common theme. But, here we are in 2020 with many men and a political party fighting against the advancement of their sisters. more
Vice President Mike Pence claimed in Iowa last week that President Trump had fulfilled his promises to Iowa farmers and ethanol producers. It’s not true and he knew that, because Iowa farmers told him so. more
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