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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 July 20, 2020in Guest View

How many friends do you have?

How many friends do you have? Thousands? If you are on Facebook, you may have close to 5,000 friends and tens of thousands of more “friends” via Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or various other social media connections. Are you really connected? Can you really call these social media friends, “friends?”   How

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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 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 October 17, 2019in Guest Commentary

Traditional network stations don’t usually report their lower viewership.

I’m amazed at how the traditional, over-the-air, television networks consistently report that “newspapers are dead.” Their anchors report that story time and again, but never report their own losses in viewership. The most recent example took place on the October 6, 2019, broadcast of CBS News Sunday Morning hosted by

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Posted May 02, 2018in News and Commentary

Say no to the Live Nation/Ticketmaster monopoly

In mid-January, the City of Des Moines Economic Development office put out a Development Concept Request to developers for the Argonne Armory Building. The “Armory,” as it is known, is an Art Deco building on the bend of the Des Moines River, constructed in 1934. Conveniently, only three proposals were

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Posted April 04, 2018in News and Commentary

2 sides to swerving Maserati story

Mr. Michael Gartner: Greetings to you. I want to inform you and your readers of the following….My trial for OWI was held on Feb. 27 in Nevada at the Story County Courthouse. The jury was seated, and the Story County prosecutor presented the State’s case. There was no video evidence

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