Saturday, September 5, 2015


Posted September 02, 2015in Your View

Burns needs to check his facts

Douglas Burns shows poor journalistic fact checking in his editorial, “Fiorina shows fraud of alleged prolife movement.” Mr. Burns brings up the old canard that if Roe vs. Wade were to be reversed, all abortions will be illegal and women undergoing abortions will be arrested and imprisoned, etc. This falsehood

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Posted August 26, 2015in Your View

Full disclosure needed

If only the commercials for politicians had to follow the same side effect disclosure rules of pharmaceutical commercials.  Instead of “Viagra: It will help men get and keep an erection…” we might have something like “Vote for or donate to this politician. It may help large donors get and keep

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Posted August 19, 2015in Your View

The process of poo

Last week’s Locker Room segment (Pitching petrified poo, Aug. 13) quotes Regina Pirtle, Iowa State Fair superintendent of activities at Pioneer Hall, as saying, “don’t worry, these chips have been sanitized.” She might want to share the process with Des Moines Water Works employee Bill Stowe and those counties he

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Posted August 12, 2015in Your View

Trump is a rabbit in a track meet

Des Moines Register writer Deb McMahon has harshly (again, as per usual) hammered a conservative in a newspaper. This time it’s The Donald, referring to him, among other things, as narcissistic. But where’s the perspective? Unlike many progressives, I will concede a point now and then. Donald “is” a narcissist!

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Posted August 05, 2015in Your View

Pathetic attempts to gain notice

The new Republican candidate strategy is to become even more obnoxious than Donald Trump in order to get media attention. The most savage comments to date came from Gov. Mike Huckabee in a pathetic attempt to gain some notice. He accused President Obama through the Iran deal of marching Israelis

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Posted July 29, 2015in Your View

Obama’s wins have Republicans trembling in confusion

The landmark nuclear agreement with Iran is the latest and perhaps one of the most significant wins by President Obama. He is proving political strategists wrong and rewriting the history of lame duck presidents as he piles success upon success. The president is scoring big wins against Republicans and has

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Posted July 22, 2015in Your View

Smith on Smith

Is anyone else as exasperated as I am with Rick Smith? I highly doubt it in this alternative universe we are currently living in. His take on Iraq is the usual, predictable, liberal diatribe: Bush lied us into Iraq under the wrong pretense and people died. It surely can be

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Posted July 15, 2015in Your View

Promises, promises

Civic Skinny keeps readers updated on the “progress” of Gov. Terry Branstad’s promise to create an environment in Iowa that will spawn 200,000 new jobs by 2016. Currently he is almost halfway there with a mere six months remaining. Now, I must admit that, in most cases, if any politician

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Posted July 08, 2015in Your View

Dem disappointed in Jindal

OK. So what is a liberal Democrat doing at the rally for Bobby Jindal in Waukee on June 30? I want to see all of the 15-plus candidates in the flesh and evaluate them myself. Also, I’m retired and I can! Bobby Jindal is a first-generation American from the Punjab

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Posted July 01, 2015in Your View

Trump distinguishes himself

We live in a time of stunning transformations. In recent weeks, we’ve seen Bruce Jenner transition from a male Olympic medalist to Caitlyn Jenner, a self-assured woman gracing the cover of Vanity Fair. Then there’s Rachel Dolezal, the ex-president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP. She lived as

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