Letters to the Editor
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"We, agriculture as a whole, must listen better to consumers’ understanding of animal husbandry practices and their evolution into the 21st century ..." more
"The 18th annual North Scott Band Showcase May 7 was an awesome show and The Pit was packed.  The seventh- and eighth-grade bands, and two high school bands performed ..." more
"Iowa seniors deserve to live with dignity, but Iowa’s House Republicans are denying our older Iowans that right ..." more
"But then you can’t help but wonder. Why do they keep choosing AR-15s? And at the same time, you try to ignore the thought that maybe, just maybe, it’s their immense killing power, and ease of use, that’s really the problem and that’s what is creating new mass killers ..." more
"By prioritizing telecom giants’ profits, the FCC’s decision disregards the needs of rural communities, senior citizens, and those residing in areas with limited internet connectivity ..." more
"Unfortunately, drug manufacturers are actively working to dismantle the 340B drug price program, which has successfully reduced the price of prescription drugs for patients for over thirty years ..." more
"Family farm groups from Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri gathered in Des Moines on April 29 to celebrate the 90th birthday of our friend, country music legend Willie Nelson ..." more
"Given the vertiginous speed in which the Republican legislators passed bills this legislative session, and the lack of credible rationale for their passage, it’s time Iowans examine the carnage brought onto middle and lower economic status children ..." more
"This is Teacher Appreciation Week. Let us celebrate our teachers in Iowa by showing them love and respect. The last several years have been difficult for all, but teachers had additional unforeseen burdens ..." more
"Of the seven presidents with the highest job creation rates since 1945, six were Democrats ..." more
"Thank you to the cast, crew, and all who contributed. So much talent, and to think these are but high schoolers ..." more
"If you haven’t seen 'Anything Goes' at North Scott High School yet, run — don’t walk to see it before it ends ..." more
"The more the state became divided, the more the Iowa legislature passed laws giving the governor added power. Iowa’s rule of judges nominating supreme court judges, a model for the country, was displaced by a law giving the governor a voice ..." more
"I’d like to give a rose to all the husbands and wives, one man and one woman, who were joined in marriage the way God intended ..." more
"For the last 26 years of living in rural Scott County, we consider it neighborly to be responsible stewards of our land.  We have cared for existing century oaks and planted thousands of native trees, including our state tree, the oak ..." more
"The fact is, as bad and evil as slavery in America was, it started among the Africans ..." more
"Although I am a lifelong University of Illinois fan, my wife is from Dubuque, and one of her sisters is a long-time Iowa City resident, and I couldn’t help but cheer for the Iowa women’s basketball team ..." more
"When it comes to lawmakers, and positions such as these, I frequently wonder if they ever put themselves in others’ shoes ..." more
"I have lived through five eras. I call them, 'worlds.' It’s the first one, when I was a farm boy, that most resembles today’s nation. Like today, the earth itself seemed to have turned against us. There was a great drought in a large area ..." more
"We have a problem, and it’s not the Second Amendment. Those rights can be preserved, while still addressing assault weapons. Putting metal detectors and gun-sniffing dogs in our schools seems a sad alternative ..." more
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