Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Annual Manual

Posted January 21, 2015in Your View

There are indeed are two sides of the coin

While others want to fight over who gets credit for the latest “best of” ranking and to brag nonstop about every single solitary thing, there is another part of the region, where jobs, homes and health care issues are primary day-to-do challenges. Rankings on the stylish neighborhood, tech hubs and

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Posted January 14, 2015in Your View

Republicans’ wacky predictions

The New Year seems like an excellent time to review the accuracy of some previous Republican predictions and the credibility of those individuals who made them. Tea Party favorite, Republican Senator Mike Lee, predicted Obama’s 2012 reelection would result in gas prices of $5.45; Newt Gingrich predicted $10 per gallon.

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Posted January 07, 2015in Your View

Disappointed with Best Of

I just got done voting for some of the Des Moines “Best” venues, items, people, etc. in the Des Moines area. What a great way to honor local businesses; however, I was very disappointed to see “Best-Looking Media Personality (Female and Male)” as two of the categories. I could have

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Posted December 31, 2014in Your View

No Christmas wishes to clergy?

  CivicSkinny’s Merry Christmas to more than 200 Iowans and not one clergy among them?  No sense in letting organized religion mess up a good holiday. Mike Rowley -Clive   GOP rewards banks for bad behavior A reversal of taxpayer protections slipped into the recently passed $1.1 trillion spending bill

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Posted December 24, 2014in Your View

Democratic hypocrisy

  Reader says image was stereotypical Cityview publication’s recent cover story (“Where do they go?” by Eleni Upah) dealt with important issues faced by transgender individuals in Iowa and across the country. The cover photo, however, was stereotypical, trans-phobic and damaging to that community. You owe your readers, and every

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Posted December 17, 2014in Your View

A modern Benedict Arnold

A modern Benedict Arnold Ted Cruz is holding up the budget vote in Washington. He wants to push his own anti-immigration bill as a part of the deal. But yet, Ted Cruz is a Latino immigrant himself! He was born in Canada of a Cuban father. He should be working

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Posted December 10, 2014in Your View

Citizens United must be overturned

The recent midterm elections have proven the dire warnings about the “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision have come true. The court ruling, in effect, gives corporations the ability to buy elections by allowing them to spend unlimited amounts of “dark money.” We just endured the results of that ruling with

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Posted December 03, 2014in Your View

If I were a…

CivicSkinny’s afterthought — “If Chuck Grassley were a lawyer, Joni Ernst would not be a senator” got me thinking… If Washington had sons, he might have accepted that whole “monarchy in America” thing to keep them employed. If Lincoln had Netflix, he might have served two full terms. If Spiro Agnew wasn’t a tax-dodger, then

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Posted November 26, 2014in Your View

Reader enjoyed ‘Doing Time’

Great cover story last week (“Doing Time in Des Moines”). I enjoyed reading of this committed activist and the challenges he faced by choosing to serve jail time. After author Steve Clemens painted his word picture of the toilet paper pillow, I felt compelled to flip back three pages to the “Paid for by taxpayers”

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Posted November 19, 2014in Your View

Mannheimer is a ‘shady personality’

Des Moines newspapers and magazines must have a yearly quota on the number of stories they do about the Des Moines Social Club. At least Cityview’s recent cover story, Social Status (Nov. 13), isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. Obviously Christine Hensley isn’t aware of the theatrical irony of her reference

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