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 I’d like to give a “shout out” and sincere thanks to fossil fuels for bringing civilization to where it is today in terms of the health and prosperity on planet earth. Fossil fuels, Mother Nature’s green technology, advanced the planet farther than any alternative could have. Mother Nature, one...
Combine . . . everything   Dear Dave, I live with my boyfriend, and we have a baby together. I brought debt into the relationship, and I’m using your debt snowball method to pay it off, but he is debt-free. We have quite a few shared expenses that we split 50-50, but that means we are constantly...
Q: What are you hearing from Iowans about inflation?   A: So far this year, I’ve met with Iowans in nearly two-thirds of my 99 county annual meetings. Without exception, I’ve heard deep concerns about inflation and a looming economic recession. The volume has turned up as the Biden economy has...
With my birthday passing over the weekend, and only a week remaining of my time in South Africa, I once again find myself frustrated by the finite nature and fickleness of time. Saying goodbye will never be something I’m ready for—emotionally or mentally—yet we haven’t determined a concrete plan...
Hypocrisy (noun); behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel; synonyms include insincerity, piousness (Merriam-Webster). Research is replete; the behavior of today’s main line political parties meet the definition of hypocrisy; one would be hard pressed to argue with their...
I have been trying, for as long as I can remember and with limited success, to learn Spanish. My husband, Peter, says I am good, but that is because he does not speak Spanish, so if I say anything that is understood by anyone, he regards it as a minor miracle. I feel that I have been stuck at...
After a month of overtime, the 2022 Legislative Session finally wrapped up for the year. It was a long, divisive session and we heard a lot of feedback from Iowans. And, while we heard from Iowans on a range of issues, there was a common thread: Iowans are sick and tired of politics. That goes for...
In the wake of the leaked draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito overturning Roe v. Wade and holding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion, there’s been a tidal wave of commentary on the Court’s politicization. Much of it recently has come from the left or from abortion-...
Like many others in the past weeks, I have been following the now adjourned trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard—albeit unwillingly. While the mass of publicity surrounding the trial was not surprising, given the celebrity status of both parties involved, the soap opera-esque following via...
Q: How would your EAGLES Act address school violence? A: The recent massacres of innocent people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York and an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas renew the urgency to reach consensus on public policy that will save innocent lives from criminal violence in our...

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