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  • Column: The people behind Juno

    Editor’s note: This column was originally published July 14, 2016 The 24-hour cable news cycle and ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • The left can’t help overplaying its hand

    Recently, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accused then-President-elect Donald Trump of being an illegitimate president. He said: “I think the Russians partici ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Column: Putting faith in an old jalopy

    Buying a used car is always a gamble, especially for someone who is not mechanically inclined. How’s the engine running? Any leaks? Recent repairs? Wh ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Distracted driving in Iowa

    Distracted driving has been a common transportation hazard for several years. In visiting with law enforcement officers, several have shared some very ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Column: In their own words

    Editor’s note: This column was originally published Feb. 2, 2016 I have two kiddos with very differ ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 11:32 am
  • Voter ID bill, education topics at Capitol

    Week two of the 87th Legislative session was busy with committee and appropriations sub-committee meetings, presentations by fellow Representatives ab ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Trump’s turn to write the check

    To get it out of the way, I live in a poverty stricken midsized city in Massachusetts. We used to have a textile and garment industry, and now we do n ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Column: A trip to ‘La La Land’

    I have never been a great movie reviewer possibly because I tend to pick movies I know I will enjoy and avoid ones that don’t sound very interesting, ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:01 pm
  • Trump’s first week

    Donald Trump will be busy.He and Mike Pence have promised, Mother Jones magazine points out, that on ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • Veterans Day on the Hill

    Veterans from across Iowa came to the State Capitol to meet with legislators and enjoy a full schedule of activities, including a special ceremony in ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:17 am