Opinion

01/17/2017 - 4:36pm
A semi-permeable wall      Last week, President-elect Donald Trump reiterated to the country his campaign promise of building a wall along the border of Mexico and the U.S., except that Mexico will now be reimbursing the costs, fronted by the American people.      Many have responded with outrage about the financing of the multi-billion dollar project,...
01/10/2017 - 3:26pm
Education among agenda items for Iowa State legislature      With the new year in almost a full swing for most (even though you may write 2016 on your dates still), state legislatures across the nation have already been hard at work, setting agendas for the issues that will dominate its sessions.     ...
01/10/2017 - 3:25pm
Weekend at Carrie's      The death of Carrie Fisher still has the geek world reeling, but once the lightsaber tributes are done, there is a nagging question in the back of everybody's mind.      The show must go on, so what will Fisher's death mean for the future of General Leia Organa?  ...
01/10/2017 - 3:24pm
Filling a void     I'm sure to receive a message that girls can't say no to a potential unwed father, or drug addicts have needles jump up and stick them in the arm when they least expect it. But the fact is we don't jump out in front of a moving car. We see the consequence as something to avoid. Then we stay on the curb...
01/10/2017 - 3:23pm
Kicking off the 2017 session     With the holidays in the past and a new year upon us, newfound optimism is always afoot.  I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with family and friends over Christmas and hope you all had an opportunity to do so as well.     A few weeks back, the Revenue Estimating...
01/03/2017 - 5:30pm
Resolutions      With the new year upon us comes the time-old adage of making resolutions to do better, be better or become something. In today’s day in age, traditions are hard to come by, with many choosing new habits rather than sticking to old ones; making new year resolutions might be one of those traditions.  ...
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