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Some fireworks? ‘How generous’

Regarding the proposed “new and improved” fireworks ordinance. The last time a ban was proposed the citizens of Newton spoke up in oppositio…
Is it ‘Mom’ clean?

Is it ‘Mom’ clean?

Editor’s Note: This column was originally published Oct. 1, 2015Wow, I think it’s finally sinking in…

The real college admissions scandal

In what’s being called the largest college admissions scam ever, a number of wealthy parents, celebrities, and college prep coaches have bee…

Excuse me. So sorry. Excuse me

Until this week, I’d never witnessed this on a plane.I’d read numerous stories and essays about pass…
What the doctor  ordered

What the doctor ordered

A lot has been happening in my world lately. Some are rather big things while others are just the simple joys of everyday life.

Blossom’s Great Escape

We were four deep from the stage to hear Bernie Sanders at the Memorial Union in Iowa City. A band was playing. We had another hour to wait.…

Is Beto the next Kennedy or Obama?

For decades, the Democratic Party has been haunted by a specter: the specter of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. Liberals have yearned…

Ask your senators to pass HF 692

The Iowa House has passed a decent bill. House File 692, requiring all 99 counties to utilize absentee ballot tracking from the U.S. Postal …

Memo to Democrats: 2020 is not 2018

Midterm elections have been generally unhelpful to U.S. House candidates of the sitting president’s party. From 1918 to 2016, according to p…
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