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  • The Pope we need

    For full disclosure, I am not a confirmed Catholic. I have only been to mass a handful of times in my life, and I respectfully claim ignorance to the ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Cheeto the Bandito

    Since writing about Ole Sharpie, I have been inundated with stories about Mt. Pleasant’s most infamous dog. Seems as though anyone who has spent much ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Some celebs can’t be ‘normal’

    There is no retreating into a so-called normal life for certain celebrities — but there should be.Wh ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Homegrown fuel is good for Iowa

    Iowa has a generous supply of energy producing resources. In addition to wind and our emerging solar industry, Iowa is a leader in homegrown biofuels, ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Under the lights

    Home sweet home. That is how it felt as I walked through the gates at Kinnick Stadium Saturday. For the first time since 2012, the Hawkeyes were hosti ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Law and border

    How many wars can we fight?Our presidential candidates demand “stronger action” against both illegal ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • An uphill fight against misconceptions

    Editor's Note: This column originally published Nov. 24, 2014.Last week I found myself standing with ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • I had the time of my life

    There are certain things that stick with you over the course of your lifetime — precious moments, big events and small victories. These can be monumen ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Prosecution of white collar crime hits 20-year low

    Just a few years after the financial crisis, a new report tells an important story: Federal prosecution of white-collar crime has hit a 20-year low.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • IDOT fails on solution for deadly intersection

    Six years of study, 121 crashes and 11 deaths — no viable solution.The Iowa Department of Transporta ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Fear locks away progress

    I have never been a tinkerer — at least not with my hands. I was never the kid tearing apart cars or messing with a motorcycle. I tinkered with words ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • One man’s junk...

    One man’s junk ... is another man’s treasure.The big old rusty steel drum was given to me by a farme ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Some are paid too much to ‘tweet’

    Neither of Iowa’s Division I head football coaches have official Twitter accounts — and I’m perfectly OK with that.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • My boys

    At my young age of 30 years, I just married off my first nephew on Saturday. That being said, I was only 7 when he was born, and he will turn 23 in a ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Bragging rights

    One of greatest things about our newsroom is the Iowa Hawkeye fan dominance. We’re all fans except for two out-of-staters who refuse to conform, despi ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:36 am
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