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  • Why we still need feminism

    From his campaign rhetoric to his transition appointments, our next president has placed himself squarely in a conservative movement calling itself th ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Column: ‘Beautiful’ from start to finish

    When going to a stage show you haven’t seen before, there is always some apprehension. One never quite knows what to expect. A little research can hel ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Reason for the season

    During the 2000 decade there was a popular credit card commercial. Applying it to the holiday season would go like this:
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Electoral system under attack

    Our wise founders set up an election system to protect those who live in the less populated areas of the country. Our land is governed as a Democratic ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Column: Jovie is a morning person

    One month ago, if someone would have asked me to define the term “zoomies,” I would have said it must be chain of restaurants exclusive to NASCAR-owne ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • First book published

    My phone kept ringing. The Caller ID indicated the phone call was from Colorado, so I ignored it. “Probably something political,” I thought. “But the ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • High-wage jobs create housing

    The other night I watched a segment of 60 minutes about the Golden Triangle in Mississippi. It basically talked about the resurrection of manufacturin ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Why does the left go easy on dictators?

    When evil Cuban dictator Fidel Castro finally died last Friday, the left seemed deeply ambivalent. President Obama noted “the countless ways in which ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Column: Missing the point on wages

    Sometime several decades ago — probably about the time giant corporations that own low-end department store and fast-food restaurant chains gained pow ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Department of Ed is failing teachers, students

    In a manner identical to the way the media and political theories completely failed to understand the depth of resentment in the country to current po ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Let’s punish some people for flying the flag

    You have a constitutional right to burn the American flag, just like you have a constitutional right to bear arms.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Column: Winter wonderland

    Over the past weekend, we got our first taste of winter weather, more specifically, snow. The majority of the snow fell while I was out of town in Cou ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Constituents urged to attend upcoming events

    As we approach the 87th session of the Iowa General Assembly, I’d like to thank you for electing me to work for you at the Statehouse. I urge all cons ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • The next chapter

    Each time you pass through the front door of the Newton Daily News you’re met with an opportunity to revisit the past with a collection of significant ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Drain the swamp

    President-elect Trump says he’s uniquely qualified to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C. He can do it, he said at one debate, because as a business ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:06 am