The 2018 Legislature was scheduled to adjourn on Tuesday, April 17, but it won’t happen anytime soon.That’s because another week has gone by and GOP leaders who control both the House and Senate can’t agree on much of anything lately, especially o
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A birthday party is a fun way to recognize important milestones in a child’s life. Family and friends are invited to join in the fun, and everyone enjoys a day of celebration.
As I write this we just survived perhaps the biggest snowstorm of the season, and are bracing for another round later this week. It is not an April Fools joke, although it is indeed the month of April.
 For me it started with Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech in 1963 when he proclaimed: “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
For the most part, we Americans value expertise. We want our physicians to possess knowledge and experience. We want our lawyers to know the law inside out.

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I’ve been thinking about the U.S. Constitution and asking myself whether or not it’s still relevant. I don’t come to this question naturally, but I’ve heard it asked many times recently and as a result can’t avoid the temptation to examine what others are asking. I recently read about a reprint of...
Why would Hillary threaten workaday Americans with another poke in the eye from her con man spouse? This year, despite the unnerving presidential freak show the Republicans are putting on, Hillary Clinton is the one who recently stunned me. Attempting to convince wary working class families that...
Iowans and out-of-state visitors looking for interesting things to do this summer have lots of choices. One way to discover places to explore locally and throughout the state is to use the Iowa Culture App. You’ll find more than 3,500 arts, history and culture, and science and nature destinations...
The council last week tabled action on a resolution of necessity for the proposed street project on E. 3rd and S. Winnebago Streets. They did so in the face of overwhelming opposition to the plan—primarily due to cost—by the impacted residents. As I noted before, it is understandable that people...
As the weather heats up and summer arrives, don’t make the mistake of letting your team and your business cool down. For many entrepreneurs, summer is the slowest time of the year. The kids are out of school, and many of your customers and clients are on vacation. If you’re not careful, you could...
It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. This year especially, when the dynamics of the presidential contest have dominated news coverage so thoroughly that even the Senate and House races have largely disappeared from view, the crucial...
President Obama has recommended an increase in Social Security (SS) benefits to be paid for by more taxes on the wealthy. He’s actually announcing to the next Administration that he isn’t going to get it done, so they’d better. He obviously thinks Social Security benefits are too “stingy” . Mr....
According to official records—June is the time to celebrate national “Great Outdoors Month” recognizing it as the start of the summer. Great Outdoors Week started in 1998 and expanded to Great Outdoors Month in 2004. I would hope that every month is “Great Outdoors Month,” but, for sake of this...
Newsflash: Donald Trump isn’t as retrograde on climate change as we thought. It turns out he’s well aware of the dangers of global warming­—at least to his golf courses. The Republican presidential hopeful is so concerned, in fact, that he’s petitioned the Irish government to let him build a...

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