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Posted June 13, 2024in Morain

06/13/24

Eighty years ago, in June 1944, a massive invasion force landed on Axis enemy soil, opening a beachhead that led the following year to ultimate victory for the World War [...]

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Posted June 06, 2024in Morain

06/06/24

The facts are as follows: Last Thursday a New York trial jury of five women and seven men unanimously convicted former President Donald Trump of falsifying business records regarding a [...]

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Posted May 23, 2024in Morain

05/23/24

On June 27, about five weeks from now, we’ll get to watch the first presidential debate for the 2024 election.  Or not. The announced changes to the debate process this [...]

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Posted May 16, 2024in Morain

05/16/24

Where does your primary loyalty lie: as a citizen of America, or as a citizen of Iowa? Probably seems like a meaningless question. But around the nation, more and more [...]

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Posted May 09, 2024in Morain

05/09/24

Several years ago Kathy and I walked into a restaurant for breakfast in North Carolina. On the wall was a floor-to-ceiling plaque bearing a message about the origins of the [...]

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Posted May 02, 2024in Morain

05/02/24

The story of our National Weather Service (NWS) is one of catching up and staying ahead. For more than 200 years, meteorologists, both amateurs and professionals, have steadily employed new [...]

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Posted April 25, 2024in Morain

04/25/24

Congress may finally be getting it together. Overruling a few outspoken ultraconservative Republican members, the U.S. House by wide margins last Saturday belatedly approved crucial aid for nations and peoples [...]

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Posted April 18, 2024in Morain

04/18/24

Tax bills in the Iowa Legislature have always been approved or disapproved by simple majorities. If most legislators want to raise taxes, or lower them, they do it the usual [...]

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Posted April 11, 2024in Morain

Weather-related damage is driving up property insurance costs

Our homeowner’s insurance carrier a few weeks ago sent me our annual premium notice for the 12-month period beginning April 10, 2024. The valuations of our house, garage, and personal [...]

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Posted March 28, 2024in Morain

03/28/24

What rights do Palestinians possess? Are they citizens of any nation? The answers to those questions are murky at best, particularly right now with war raging in Gaza. Technically, under [...]

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