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’ll keep this one short . . . But unfortunately it’s not sweet. The weekend brought with it a new, but all too familiar chaos . . . And I’m not referring to the snow (which was truly the only bright, beautiful thing the weekend brought me). It is not my story to tell, but needless to say, my...
Did you know that by the middle of February, 80 percent of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions? As a certified business coach and best-selling author, I’ve worked with thousands of women who struggle to stay motivated past the January high—especially when things get hard. I love what...
Greetings from Capitol Hill: House debates this week On the House floor for action this week House Files 223, 262, 264, 266, 291, 292, 323. This is the first debate of the session, and it saw the passing of 7 bills with overwhelming bipartisan support. The 87th GA passed 88 percent of its...
Dear Editor, I just wanted to say that I whole heartedly agree with the two letters to the editor, by Evelyn Heimdal and Dan Skogen, as written in the Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, issue of the Graphic. The bible is clear about homosexuality (Romans 1:26-27). God, in his grace, did not make us...
Getting my hair cut has never been one of my favorite things, but lately it’s been worse than usual because the town I live in has a shortage of hair stylists and I have a shortage of hair. In order to get a haircut, I had to make an appointment weeks in advance. I was complaining about this to my...
Q: What message do you have for Iowans during this tax filing season? A: With the new tax filing season underway, more than 150 million individuals and families will file their taxes for the first time under the new federal tax code. Enactment of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 boosted...
Recently our community has been engaged in a debate involving a local church, marriage, and—astonishingly—whether all love should be considered “moral” according to the Christian religion. While this specific discourse relates to our own small community, it is a discourse that continues to permeate...
A teachable moment Dear Dave, My mom is single, and she co-signed on my student loans for college. Would it affect her credit if I couldn’t or didn’t make the payments? Terri Dear Terri, Yes, it would. The truth is, your mom shouldn’t have co-signed for you in the first place. There’s only one...
Greetings from Capitol Hill: Judicial Nominating Commissions: Last week, House and Senate lawmakers proposed a bill amending the current system of state judicial, district judicial, selection and qualifications of judges, associate judges and chief justices of Iowa. The amendments (HSB 110) to...
In a survey of Iowa farmers, extreme weather, including more floods and droughts, was identified as a top risk to farm operations in the state. Paired with other concerns, like trade and the economy, farmers are facing increasingly steep financial risks. A fact sheet released today by the Center...

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