Saturday, April 18, 2015

Posted February 04, 2015in Your View

Great-grandma knows best

I am an avid reader of Cityview and always enjoy Civic Skinny. I’m also thankful for Brian Duffy’s cartoons. I was raised in a newspaper family, so I always read the articles thoroughly, which is why I was so taken aback while reading your comments about Marty Tirrell and the

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Posted January 28, 2015in Your View

Oil spill should be a wakeup call

With the recent pipeline break spilling oil — including the carcinogen benzene — into the Yellowstone River about 350 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, causing a do-not-use water warning and bottled water to be trucked into Glendive, Montana, does any rational person still favor running the Keystone XL or

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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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