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Posted September 23, 2020in Guest Commentary

Fix our medical insurance dilemma

Give all Americans the option to buy into Medicare. I’ve paid into Social Security and Medicare my entire life. I’m still paying to be on plan B and supplemental coverage. I also pay for prescription insurance. I often feel like a coffee coupon from McDonald’s would pay for about as much medicine as

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Posted August 24, 2020in Guest Commentary

Biden and Trump – does age matter?

John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he was elected to serve as President of the United States in 1960. His age did not hurt him on election day.  Barack Obama was 47 years old when he became President of the United States in 2008. His age, skin color

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Posted August 18, 2020in Guest Commentary

Some of America’s Problems Can Be Fixed

Some of America’s problems can be fixed. Voting in the November election should not be a problem for Americans. Open the polls for at least two days. Every state should open their polls from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Some states already have later evening hours like Californians who may

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Posted June 29, 2020in Guest Commentary

July 4th – America’s Hope.

Americans hope they will never be bullied by a police officer. A man or woman with a badge and a gun can be an intimidating figure. If a cop pulls you over and bullies you, what can you do? Americans are at the mercy of bad cops. Who hasn’t been

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Posted June 15, 2020in Guest Commentary

How to avoid the police

If you have to call 911 in an emergency, you are typically glad when a police officer shows up. When someone smashes into your car, you are happy for a police officer to show up and cite the driver of the car who smashed you. When someone has wrecked on the highway and

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Posted June 01, 2020in Guest Commentary

George Floyd, Protestor Violence – how to solve all this

The death of George Floyd at the hands of police should never have happened. It was murder and a dark moment in America. The looting, terrorism and burning of American cities by so called protestors is criminal and a dark moment in America. The Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd’s death must

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Posted May 28, 2020in Guest Commentary

Hate never solves anything

Some of the nicest people I’ve known have been police officers from county to state to city cops.  I have some dear friends who wear badges and they are good people. The police officers who killed George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at that moment and time were not

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Posted May 18, 2020in Guest Commentary

Today’s heroes represent the diverse fabric of our country

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals, who are saving others and risking their own lives while doing so.

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Posted January 01, 2020in Guest Commentary

Sales taxes should fund classroom needs before stadiums

The Des Moines school district is sitting on a $100 million building fund. Iowa school districts cannot use sales tax dollars to pay instructors or professionals to assist with discipline and other educational support activities. State law mandates sales taxes fund only capital projects — sales taxes pay for buildings,

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Posted November 08, 2019in Guest Commentary

Are community papers akin to a circus?

There’s times when producing a community paper can seem like being in a circus. One moment you are the acrobat balancing your way across a high wire and the next you’re the featured clown. I learned, while attending seminars in Massachusetts recently that the small tent and arena circus and

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