Opinion

11/29/2016 - 4:57pm
21 Century Zines      Who remembers the “Fanzine?” Or as they would become more well known in the 1970 counter-culture movement, “Zines?” As a quick refresher, these “zines” were magazines put together by small groups of people for the most niche of audiences. They found their popularity in the 70s as an underground, newsletter-esque method...
11/29/2016 - 4:56pm
It has begun      President-Elect Donald Trump is a busy guy.      Too busy for things like taking the stand in a court trial for defrauding students of Trump University. Instead, the man that bragged about not settling lawsuits, settled, paying out $25 million to make the problem go away. That makes sense. Such...
11/29/2016 - 4:56pm
Thankful for Hampton To the editor:     As I pen this, it is Thanksgiving, and I am once again grateful that I live in America – in a small farming community – in the wonderful and beautiful state of Iowa.     We’re grateful for all of the friendly people who will greet you with a smile and a “...
11/29/2016 - 4:55pm
A time to be thankful      With the Thanksgiving weekend come and gone, we all had an opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for this year. I hope you all had a great holiday and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends.      This past Election Day, I was elected to serve my...
11/29/2016 - 4:54pm
Windmills make us poor     For years, alternative energy development was stifled by petroleum subsidies; among them military protection rackets and depletion allowances. The subsidies were touted as a way to prop up national security and help low income people get around. But if the cost of oil was realized at the pump instead of...
11/22/2016 - 3:14pm
Suck it up Buttercup      Iowa House of Representative Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) plans to introduce a new bill during the January session of the state legislature, entitled “Suck it up, buttercup,” with the primary aim of deducting funding from state colleges and university who spend excess money on “grieving...
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