Opinion

02/09/2016 - 6:38pm
Critiquing our caucuses     Ben Carson accused Ted Cruz of dirty tricks, Bernie Sanders questioned the results, and controversial coinflips drew the ire of many voters across the state.     As always, it wouldn’t be an Iowa Caucus without a flood of criticism and complaints.     It seems our state’s first-in-the-nation caucus is always...
02/03/2016 - 10:58am
Play time is over in Oregon   It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.      Like much of America, I’ve been deriving amusement from the ongoing standoff between the federal government and the group of militia men holded up at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.      It’s been fun...
02/03/2016 - 10:56am
Iowa is not ready for Medicaid transition      This week, I was part of a group that submitted a letter to President Barack Obama and other federal officials about our growing, heartfelt concerns over Gov. Terry Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program.      We...
02/03/2016 - 10:55am
Putting the pieces together      Some of the big pieces of this year’s session are beginning to fall into place and the Legislature is moving along efficiently. Committees and subcommittees are hard at work doing their business with the Iowans they represent in their minds. The Capitol has been full of Iowans each week...
01/26/2016 - 1:30pm
Branstad backs out on anti-bullying efforts      Ongoing attempts to reduce bullying across Iowa took a significant hit this month thanks to Gov. Terry Branstad’s recent budget proposal. Though inflated political rhetoric may claim otherwise, it appears the governor is backing out on an issue he prioritized during his re-...
01/26/2016 - 1:30pm
Ackley resident supports Sanders Letter to the editor:      Caucus night is Feb. 1. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the process begins at 7 p.m. Please caucus for improvement in your life.      Sen. Bernie Sanders has been in government for 35 years, because the people of Vermont know he cares about them. He...
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