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 sliced my hand open last week. My husband, Peter, says I am accident prone and I tell him this is not true. But this past Thursday while trying to scrape some particularly stubborn avocado off my favorite sharp knife, I reinforced Peter’s claim and opened up a rather large wound just above my...
“I’m spiritual, but not religious,” is a phrase that I am sure we have all heard at some point. This is a phrase I am guilty of utilizing to explain my relationship with organized religion. To some, this may sound callow, or perhaps insouciant, but I am firm in my beliefs. “What beliefs?” You may...
Is your side hustle starting to feel like a second full-time job? Or maybe you’re a stay-at-home mom whose home-based business is taking off, and you want to dedicate more time to it. You’re not alone. According to a study by GoDaddy, more than half of millennials and almost a quarter of baby...
Let her take care of the payments Dear Dave, My daughter is in college, and I’ve always warned her to stay away from credit cards. Recently, I learned she got a department store credit card despite my advice. She has stayed within her credit limit, but she has never made any of the payments. At...
Greetings from Capitol Hill: Contested Election: Monday, January 28, 4:30 p.m. After receiving a report from the Contested Election Committee (CEC), the Iowa House voted to dismiss a contested election for House District 55. The contestant, Kayla Koethers, originally lost to incumbent, Michael...
Nearly every day I talk to my friend the tree. There, I’ve said it. Every day I take the same walk into the woods; I see changes in the forest throughout the year and, at about the halfway point, I see my friend the tree, waiting for me. “Hey,” I say. The tree greets me. (It’s subtle, but I see...
Q: What is the Fallen Heroes Flag Act?   A: This federal law provides the American public one way to pay tribute to the legions of heroes across the country who pay the ultimate sacrifice in service to their neighborhoods and communities. Community helpers and first-responders who run towards...
Little Richard While on a trip, I found him really slick At first they called him Richard, Now they call him Dick He works for the Government, His specialty is Tax The poll I have taken, Says give him the axe Why pay the tax man, when you go out to eat You can’t sustain your weight, if you...
I admit, I thought this week I would write something about Valentine’s Day, or my cats, or something else both light-hearted and fitting of this slow season. But this deserves reiteration. By now the news of the temporary reopening of the government has spread, and worries and wonders abound. I...
Don’t play the game Dear Dave, How do you feel about timeshares, and the free trips and dinners they offer as part of their sales pitches? Is it possible to win with these things? Dan Dear Dan, In my opinion, timeshares are a complete waste of time and money. Lots of folks go into this kind of...

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