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Posted March 21, 2024in Morain

03/21/24

Want to get away from it all? The daily grind, the tough-to-solve challenges, the folks who bug you, the recurring insoluble problems? For a few weeks there’s a possible solution: [...]

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Posted March 14, 2024in Morain

03/14/24

Two events within a few months of each other 75 years ago forever altered the political and military landscape of the world. Their combined effects play an all-powerful role in [...]

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Posted March 07, 2024in Morain

03/07/24

I had a heart attack Tuesday evening of last week. All is well. Tuesday about 7 p.m. I was sitting at the press table at the Jefferson City Council meeting, [...]

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Posted February 22, 2024in Morain

02/22/24

House File 2544 survived last week’s funnel deadline in the Iowa Legislature. It now awaits consideration in the state House of Representatives. If I were a public school social studies [...]

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Posted February 08, 2024in Morain

02/08/24

I don’t remember when or where I learned The National Anthem, or the other American patriotic songs, or The Pledge of Allegiance. I know I was pretty young when I [...]

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Posted February 01, 2024in Morain

02/01/24

Congressional leaders for more than four months have been negotiating a major agreement to fund military aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan; provide humanitarian aid to people in a number [...]

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Posted January 23, 2024in Morain

Railing against a ‘stolen election’

The election of 1824 tested the Constitution as never before or since. The presidential election of 2024 will in all probability be decided in the usual fashion, with a candidate [...]

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Posted January 11, 2024in Morain

01/11/24

Before I get into the theme of this column, a few words about last Thursday morning’s  mass school shooting in Perry would be appropriate. If I could find some. I [...]

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Posted January 04, 2024in Morain

01/04/24

More and more, the holiday season has morphed into a movie season as well. That probably results from a combination of viewers’ free time with family, high-profile studio marketing at [...]

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Posted December 28, 2023in Morain

12/28/23

The year 2023 is almost over, and millions of people around the world are glad of that. Life today is challenging in the extreme for the population of Gaza, and [...]

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