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Posted September 28, 2012in Political Mercury

Chris Christie: Romney ‘best man who made himself available’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a high-profile Republican with clear national ambitions, championed a small-government theme in a colorful conservational speech to a partisan crowd in Sioux City on Sept. [...]

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Posted September 28, 2012in Your View

Your GuestView from Elizabeth Rose, “Fix the minimum wage” (Sept. 6) was emotionally appealing, but logically misguided. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply raise the minimum wage without [...]

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Posted September 28, 2012in Guest Commentary

Chicago and the psychology of teacher bashing

In a deeply unequal society, the affluent will always sneer at public services and the men and women who provide them. Last year, state lawmakers in Illinois did their best [...]

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Posted September 28, 2012in Game Day

Ferentz on the Hot Seat

FIRST DOWN: And goal to go… The running joke in Manhattan is that when Bill Snyder starts a sentence, Collin Klein can finish it. Although lately, it’s become more of [...]

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Posted September 28, 2012in Featured Story

An editor’s son, an arrest, an article, an ethics issue

The rest of the story: A couple of weeks ago, Fred Van Liew, a former prosecutor, wrote a piece on the op-ed page of The Des Moines Register wringing his [...]

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Posted September 28, 2012in Food Dude

Exile on Walnut Street

EBC is already drawing people who want to show off Des Moines to outsiders. Their first two beers are dramatic. Hannah Weiss is a bubbly, unfiltered beer with deep spicy [...]

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Posted September 28, 2012in Belly Up To...

Chicken Coop thrives in new Urbandale location

Thunderhead beer came into this world in very much the same way as the idea for the establishment that touts it — from Nebraska. The Chicken Coop originally hatched out [...]

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Posted September 28, 2012in Uncategorized

By Chad Taylor

soundcheck@dmcityview.com Abe Goldstein, host of Jazz at Caspe Terrace, has announced that this month’s performance will be cancelled. Shelia Jordan and Cameron Brown were scheduled to perform at the Waukee [...]

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Posted September 28, 2012in Uncategorized

By Chad Taylor

Trouble Lights ‘The Endless Prom’ Maximum Ames If you live in central Iowa and enjoy electro-pop, you had damn well already be familiar with Trouble Lights. With apologies to the [...]

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Posted September 28, 2012in The Sound

The Des Moines Symphony celebrates 75 years

soundcheck@dmcityview.com The Des Moines Symphony enjoys an important milestone this season: its 75th anniversary. “It means a lot to this organization and to the city,” said Sophia Ahmad, Director of [...]

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