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Posted August 20, 2014in Your View

Don’t make me come over there

OK, Cityview, what’s up with the tits issue? You can’t honestly tell me you’ve run out of sacred-cow news to break in this town. If you wanted to go on summer vacation, or just milk a bunch of easy advertising bucks, you could’ve just run a rigged “Best Of” issue,

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Posted August 13, 2014in Your View

Moses would have needed a forklift

Several weeks ago, Civic Skinny shined the light on some of the goofiness in the Iowa Republican Party platform. I have been waiting for a similar review and enlightenment on the Iowa Democratic Party platform for 2014 It contains more than 430 items of support and opposition. Moses would have needed a forklift to deliver all

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Posted August 06, 2014in Your View

Replace property tax with income-based system

The amount of Des Moines properties exempt from property taxation was reported in May to have increased 38 percent in the last 10 years. This ever-present problem has frequently caused local leaders to seek remedies such as persuading or requiring exempt entities (government agencies, hospitals, schools, churches, etc.) to pay

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Posted July 30, 2014in Your View

Library should buy local

In the “paid for by taxpayers in Des Moines” column last week, it appears Eurest Services of Illinois was paid nearly $5,000 for janitorial services for the Public Library of Des Moines and AmSam of Florida picked up another $500 for bath tissue and other sanitation items for the library. Are

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Posted July 23, 2014in Your View

Snake oil always sells

Civic Skinny (July 17) asked if the $40 million settlement with buyers club was an indication that the 864,000 adult Iowans, “Are so gullible… and can be snookered in a deal like this?” I think that if you look at past elections the question should not be can Iowans, but

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Posted July 16, 2014in Your View

Appalled by our poll

I want to tell you how appalled I am that you would include a poll with an option to “Shoot to kill” innocent people. The situation of people coming to this country illegally is not to be taken lightly. These are people looking for hope for a better life because

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Posted July 09, 2014in Your View

The first shall be last, and the last shall be first

State Senator and 3rd District Congressional candidate Brad Zaun has made it known that he may leave the GOP and run for Congress as an independent. He was first in the polls and in the primary voting but ended up last at the state GOP convention run-off. David Young, who

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Posted June 18, 2014in Your View

Not about gender

“I need a woman” and “Modern day David?” (Your View, June 4) are two reasons why more people need to know there is a third choice for governor in 2014: Lee Hieb. Dr. Hieb was selected to be the candidate of the Libertarian Party because of her experience and ideas

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Posted June 11, 2014in Your View

They do have Democratic opponents

I am a huge Cityview fan (going all the way back to the days when it was the Skywalker!) and I especially look forward each week to reading Civic Skinny. Just wanted to clarify that both Bill Northey (Secretary of Agriculture) and Mary Mosiman (State Auditor) DO indeed have Democratic

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Posted June 04, 2014in Your View

Duffy hates women?

Why does Brian Duffy hate women (Duffy’s View, May 29)? Joni Ernst is an honorable woman. Is this why Iowa has not had a female congressional member yet because of your anti-female sentiments at The Des Moines Register? Feel free to air my comments in your bias newspaper. Tim Hymel

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