what's inside

July 28, 2011 |
By Shane Goodman Publisher/Editor


Searching for the truth


Finding the truth in politics is like searching for gold — you have to sift through a lot of "stuff" in hopes of finding it. Once you do, you're still not sure if your discovery is worth anything. With today's ongoing election campaigns, politicians and their staff are spinning information all the more to best suit their needs of the moment. It is all part of the game, and in the end, the truth is often a matter of perspective, depending on who the storyteller is.

Our state's financial status has been a matter of concern for all of us with budget cuts and incentive plans that impact us all in one way or another, but these shared reports are interpreted in vastly different ways. As an independent newsweekly, we strive to offer alternative views in these pages. This week's cover story is yet another example, as reporter Bret Voorhees takes us through the financial facts of Iowa's Treasury. We sifted through the "stuff" to uncover the truth, but, as typical, that depends on your own perspective.

Thanks for reading. CV