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Posted December 06, 2017in Guest Commentary

7 Christmas wishes for Iowa’s children

In writing out my Christmas wishes for Iowa’s children, I thought I would focus on what gifts we Iowans can offer to our kids — what I wish for our [...]

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Posted November 01, 2017in Guest Commentary

Close calls

CITYVIEW magazine asked its Facebook readers: “Is North Korea the ‘biggest threat to humankind’?” Nov. 9, 1979, 2 a.m.: In the depths of the Strategic Air Command’s underground bunker in [...]

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Posted May 03, 2017in Guest Commentary

The making of a newspaperman

How Art Cullen won a Pulitzer Editor’s Note: The following is an April 19 column from Art Cullen, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his editorial writing in The Storm [...]

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Posted February 01, 2017in Guest Commentary

Why your daughter, sister, wife, mom, fellow human marched

“I’ve been raped.” “(The Affordable Care Act) saved my life.” “My pussy is not up for grabs.” Around the country, around the world and around Iowa this weekend, women put [...]

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Posted July 27, 2016in Guest Commentary

Of E.B. White, croquet balls and the press

  Writer E.B. White has a well-deserved warm place in the hearts of millions of people. It would be nice if his writing  also had a place among those who [...]

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Posted June 29, 2016in Guest Commentary

What to do about our dividedness? Small steps can lead us down the path to progress

The evidence is strong: Americans are dividing themselves by category and issue, including personal values, politics, healthcare, international engagement, trade, war, terrorism, guns, wealth, income, housing, education, integration, race, religion, [...]

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Posted June 15, 2016in Guest Commentary

Better labels, better food

  Here’s an option for food manufacturers who don’t want to disclose all that sugar they use: Use less. Food labels are changing. In the past, you could only see [...]

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Posted April 27, 2016in Guest Commentary

30 years ago: Sex and booze rocked the Iowa House

  The country learned that we in Iowa can indeed have a good time Thirty years ago last week, thousands of Iowans retrieved their Des Moines Sunday Register, “The Paper [...]

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Posted March 23, 2016in Guest Commentary

Obama was our glamour shot; Trump, our reflection

I am not a Donald Trump supporter. My newspapers endorsed Bernie Sanders and Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio. I also know my country is strong enough to [...]

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Posted January 13, 2016in Guest Commentary

No bed of roses: Iowa loses the ‘Humor Bowl,’ too

Wasn’t that outrageous at the Rose Bowl? To recall lyrics from The Music Man and the pool table crisis in River City, “Make your blood boil? Well, I should say.” [...]

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