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  • SEC illustrates danger of regulatory capture

    The phrase “regulatory capture” shrouds a serious problem in vaguely academic jargon, making it seem like unimportant esoterica rather than anything n ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • So you think you can dance?

    High school seems like a century ago, and I guess that’s partly true since I started in 1999. They w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Future of Newton schools calls for comprehensive approach

    Josh CantuNewtonMy wife and I have lived in Newton for the past 14 years and have come to call this ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Family- owned: A tale of two stores

    Shop small is a slogan and movement most Iowans understand and strive to live toward. We all find ourselves lost in the 50-aisle maze that is Walmart ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Marijuana

    Last month, I wrote an article on marijuana use. I cited information from the American Institute of Drug Abuse and a nationwide coalition of high scho ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Nursing care for hard-to-place Iowans

    Iowa’s long-term care services receive high praise for quality and affordability. In fact, Iowa’s long-term care services are ranked 13th best in the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Put schools back the way they were

    Todd LoiselleNewtonMy letter is short, sweet and to the point: Put NCSD schools back the way they we ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • School board dismissed community input

    Cody MuhsNewtonOn Monday, the school board voted 5-2 to reconfigure schools. Emerson Hough will be r ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Is being gay a choice?

    Recently, Dr. Ben Carson stepped onto a political mine — really, jumped onto it with both feet — when he answered a question from CNN’s Chris Cuomo ab ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Views of cops separate from views of policy

    When drafted military personnel returned home during the Vietnam era, protesters were waiting around with signs, some condemning them for their indent ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • I love treat day

    When it comes to treat day at school for my daughter, I can go a bit overboard.I know it would be co ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • House majority stalls on school funding

    This week, I’d like to discuss a variety of critical issues with you — strengthening education, protecting the second amendment while ensuring public ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Straightening out America’s trade deficit

    Republican senators are trying to strengthen America’s economy by exporting the ignorance that got them elected.
    March 24, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Start ‘em young

    Sometimes, even though I’m remotely young, I get the “kids these days” feeling.At times it’s because ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Chicago fray

    Rahm Emanuel, current mayor of my old hometown, Chicago, is not a gentle soul. But he’s smarter than his big-spending predecessor, Richard M. Daley, a ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:42 am
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