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.
“Pinecones” I saw him just a moment too late, coming down the path.

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I hear a lot about the next generation—entitled whiners with inflated expectations and unrealistic goals. Last night I had dinner with three of them. My husband, Peter, and I are in Oaxaca, Mexico. It feels like the end of the world, this place where the continent becomes so narrow that the...
An odd topic of discussion arose over the weekend that baffled my mother. The current debate regarding fact versus fiction in our social and political spheres carries into (perhaps) unexpected places. In some of the most unexpected places, in fact: schools. Our educational system may seem like one...
Dear Editor, Just wanted to give a shout out to a couple Lake Mills businesses and our city crew. To our city crew for doing a great job moving ALL the snow we’ve already received this winter. Wow! You all go above and beyond and have worked hard to keep our roads accessible and travelable. To...
Greetings from Capitol Hill: First Funnel for the Iowa Legislature: A very busy week in the Iowa Legislature as we complete the first funnel of the 88th General Assembly. The Iowa House works to get their non-budget bills through committees to keep them alive this session. The first funnel...
The constantly changing opinions in America is a topic I tend to come back to again and again. With all of the dramatic and controversial policy proposals coming from our younger legislators, I have decided to pick up where I left off the last time. A few years ago, I found a “bipartisan index”...
I am a mess around dogs lately. My dog, Milo, died last year. My husband, Peter, and I decided that, given the travel we do, getting a new dog was not a sensible thing to do. (Although I’m not sure what being sensible has to do with dogs.) So, I am without a pet and—while it is sensible—it is also...
Greetings from Capitol Hill, Firearms Legislation in the Iowa House Various firearms bills have been proposed this year, some to strengthen Iowans freedoms, some to take them away. It’s easy to lose track of the bills with funnel quickly approaching. Below are several bills being under...
I’ll say it plainly: A fact is a fact. And truth requires no rationalization. It is important, especially in our current political and sociological climate, to understand the difference between what we choose to accept as fact and facts which are based in more concrete, indisputable evidence. That...
Here comes the “Green New Deal” (GND), a bucket list of glitzy proposed legislation intended to eliminate mankind’s needs and worries once-and-for-all. It was proposed by newcomer Rep. Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez (D-NY). AOC, as she’s been nicknamed, and fellow “travelers” are proposing radical new...
I was nervous yesterday, because I was going to have scientists in my kitchen. Okay, these scientists were friends visiting from out of town, but having company of any type prompts me to notice how dirty my house is. Since scientists were coming, I wondered where I fit on the bell curve of...

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