Seems like a simple choice, right? Evidently it isn’t.
We are nearly halfway through 2019, and as expected, the news is peppered with political prospects, positions, and propaganda.
 The Framers had good reasons to devise the Electoral system: it’s a linchpin in our “representative republic” government which prevents “mob rule” and protects the rights of all citizens, not just the majority; it gives assurance that a handful o
On behalf of all of the justices of the Iowa Supreme Court, I would like to thank the Forest City community for the warm welcome we received during our visit to hold court in the beautiful new Boman Fine Arts Center on the evening of April 2.
“Facebook Feedback” I originally joined Facebook when a long-lost cousin sent me an invitation.
It is beyond evident that violence and aggression is a predominant, and extremely worrying, aspect within American society.

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The most recent farm bill was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in December. However, simply enacting new legislation doesn’t mean Congress’ work is done. We now have to figure out how, and to what extent, these programs are funded. The farm bill is unique in the sense that...
By the time this edition is off the press, I will have just returned to U.S. soil. As I write this, still settled in the Southern Hemisphere, knowing that I will soon say goodbye to my sweetheart, as well as the simple serenity of life without obligation, the feeling is not bittersweet . . . It’s...
Partisan politics too often distorts a healthy debate and misrepresents good policy. Case in point—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. For the past two years, congressional Democrats have led a campaign of misinformation about tax reform. They’ve misled the American people and promoted a narrative full of...
Seems like a simple choice, right? Evidently it isn’t. The frequent and increasingly grim warnings of the past two decades (and beyond) concerning the vitality/mortality of the planet have been met with dangerous indifference at best, ignorance at worst. I am aware I have written about the dire...
We are nearly halfway through 2019, and as expected, the news is peppered with political prospects, positions, and propaganda. It’s anyone’s game—or so it should be—and with the dozens prospective presidents on both sides, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed. While it is encouraging to see so many...
 The Framers had good reasons to devise the Electoral system: it’s a linchpin in our “representative republic” government which prevents “mob rule” and protects the rights of all citizens, not just the majority; it gives assurance that a handful of states won’t select our President; and it’s an “...
Dear Editor, I have followed with interest, the various letters to the editor and the occasional opinion pieces printed in the Graphic over the past few months. First–let’s be clear. Whatever happens at Salem congregation, it is not a referendum on the Lake Mills community, as some presume to...
On behalf of all of the justices of the Iowa Supreme Court, I would like to thank the Forest City community for the warm welcome we received during our visit to hold court in the beautiful new Boman Fine Arts Center on the evening of April 2. We were pleased so many people attended the court...
Every year, I hold at least one meeting in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Many of these meetings are at schools, and the number one concern among students is student loan debt. They have every reason to be worried. Over 44 million Americans currently hold more than $1 trillion in student loan debt....
“Facebook Feedback” I originally joined Facebook when a long-lost cousin sent me an invitation. No one had heard from this cousin in ages, when I got a note out of the blue. Facebook was relatively new then and I hadn’t considered joining. But I figured, if I could reconnect with family I wouldn’...

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