“Pop culture does not let us forget . . .
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic
“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21.
Circulating throughout social media these past few weeks are the faces of numerous young adults—most of them women—who have gone missing and are suspected to be the victims of human trafficking.

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I recently read an article in another publication about Iowa’s recent anti-abortion legislation. The writer posed good questions while demonstrating clever use of pro-abortion logic. There were claims of inconsistency and deception by abortion opponents. A set of arguments was presented, and I want...
Dear Dave, I’m about to graduate from college, and while I’ve been in school my mom has been handling most of my finances. Recently, I discovered she’s been taking my student loan money and spending it on herself. So far, it looks like she’s taken around $12,000, and I have a total of $25,000 in...
Politics is our vehicle for reconciling the tensions, diversity and differences among us that are bound to arise as we tackle enormously difficult challenges Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There’s the widespread disregard for our core values...
13.11 percent, 6.19 percent and 8.04 percent—Those are the statewide, Winnebago and Worth county voter turnouts for the recently concluded primary elections. Needless to say, all figures are well short of a majority. Disappointed is the only thing I have to say about the dismal showing. We all...
In the closing hours of the 2018 session, Republicans rushed through a massive $2.8 billion tax bill with little time to let anyone review the bill or get input from Iowans. This week, Governor Reynolds signed the bill in to law. Before session began, House Democrats developed three key principles...
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights……Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed……—from the Declaration of Independence We the People……...
Not literally, although if prices continue to climb, many of us will find ourselves priced out of much of the summer fun travel we had planned back when prices were hovering much closer to $2 per gallon, rather than $3. No, I am referring to my creative juices, and topics to explore here in this...
Last week, the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2, its draft of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill. Representatives voted 198 in favor and 213 against. Center for Rural Affairs Executive Director Brian Depew said this is a win for rural America...
Dear Dave, I’m 28, single, and I just became debt-free. In addition, I make $70,000 a year and have the equivalent of six months of expenses set aside for emergencies. Should I save up to pay cash for a house, or is mortgage debt okay? I’d like to keep the price of a new home between $200,000 and...
I was chatting with a group of students the other day when one of them looked me in the eye and commented, “You’re very tough on journalists.” I had to plead guilty. Of course I’m tough on journalists. Maybe even as tough on them as they are on politicians. Our representative democracy depends on...

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