“The Blue Tarp” I noticed my wrists were sticking to my desk.
As it turns out, Regular Readers, a week without “inspiration,” is always preferable to one with “inspiration.” At least when it comes to this column.
I have decided it is time to speak up. Too many things have been happening and so many of us are remaining silent. Granted, the death of George Floyd was horrific.
“Hummingbird Curfew”
As often as I seem to repeat myself of late, it may be difficult to believe that I do not enjoy doing so; but rather, it seems unavoidable given the repetitiveness day-to-day life has taken these past four to five months in isolation.
Q: Looking back three decades, how has the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) impacted society?

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 The Declaration of Independence recognizes each individual is endowed with inalienable rights. Americans cherish our blessings of freedom, including the rights of individuals to worship freely. From one generation to the next, Americans enjoy the freedom to live one’s faith, no matter one’s creed...
Q: What is COVID-19? A: In January, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern regarding the outbreak of a new coronavirus detected in China. Coronaviruses belong to a large family of viruses, ranging from the common cold to acute respiratory...
Something new for the internet to fight about has been circulating the past two weeks, and it’s nearly as polarizing as politics (stay out of the comments section, guys). What’s the issue now? Airplane etiquette. More specifically: is it acceptable to recline one’s seat? Now, we’re not debating...
By Anna Johnson, policy manager Center for Rural Affairs Details on President Trump’s 2021 budget plan were released recently and, as it has in the past, this administration continues to put forth proposals that undercut rural communities. Among the proposed cuts we strongly oppose are those to...
by Steve Corbin Prof. Emeritus of Marketing, UNI If you are a straight-ticket voter and only vote for all Democrats or all Republicans on the ballot, please refrain from reading this column and go directly to the comic page. Today’s thoughts are intended for the split-ballot voters. Are you...
BY STATE TREASURER MICHAEL FITZGERALD This January marked the third anniversary of my launch of Iowa’s Achieving a Better Life Experience plan (IAble), Iowa’s very own ABLE program. IAble helps individuals with disabilities and their families save for qualified expenses while also protecting...
Greetings from Capitol Hill: This is the sixth week of the 2020 Session of the 88th General Assembly. It is also “Funnel Week.” A bill has to pass out of committee in the Chamber where it started. Any bills that don’t pass out of committee by the end of “funnel week” (with the exception of...
“Raising the Roof” The roof fell in on the church I started attending. The collapse occurred after I’d been coming only a couple of weeks. While I have not always been a regular churchgoer, I thought this was kind of an over-the-top response to my unexpected appearance in church. The collapse...
. . . In the midst of a barrage of mind-boggling dishonesty. It has been a couple of weeks since the nation was addressed in the State of the Union. Did I watch it live? No. But, after begrudgingly watching it in my own time, I can safely say that I initially saved a few brain cells from dying...
Dear Editor and Fellow Iowans, Top 10: President Trump’s biggest accomplishments of 2019. American saw plenty of Washington at its worst this year, with one party in Congress obsessed with a partisan impeachment stunt and obstructing progress at every turn. But, despite getting no help from the...

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