“Pop culture does not let us forget . . .
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic
“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21.
Circulating throughout social media these past few weeks are the faces of numerous young adults—most of them women—who have gone missing and are suspected to be the victims of human trafficking.

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Dear Editor, Students would love a test where a paid professional helped them decide which questions to answer, made sure they answered correctly, then when only half of the total points possible had been obtained, told the student not to answer any more questions, as they might have to live with...
Amanda De Jong State Executive Director, Iowa Farm Service Agency National Agriculture Day Celebrates American Food and Fiber Production March 20 is National Agriculture Day—a day designated each year by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) to celebrate the accomplishments of agriculture....
Dear Dave, I received a call the other day from a company saying it could negotiate the balance on my credit cards to a lesser amount. The caller also said they could get me a zero-percent interest rate until the debts were paid off, and then the accounts would be closed. I’m kind of starting over...
We’re at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress—I’m talking about the people’s body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who currently inhabit it—is in deep trouble. And no one seems to be offering hope. Its public standing is abysmal,...
Greetings from Capitol Hill: Iowa is the #1 Rated State in the United States: Iowa was rated the number one state to reside in according to the U.S. News and World Report. The U.S. News and World Report based their ratings on education, health care, infrastructure, economy, opportunity, crime,...
Are diversity and assimilation compatible? They are, but that didn’t help Iowa U.S. 4th District Representative Steve King whose recent comments caused quite a stir. In his indelicate manner, King supported assimilation as the real strength in America, not diversity as is prominently proclaimed—and...
Too often we don’t work together to solve problems. Each party demonizes its adversary; respectful deliberation and civil discourse come to a halt. The President and the Congress must work across partisan, ideological and geographic divisions to restore compromise and negotiation to a central role...
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I will agree with that to a certain extent, in that it is more difficult to get an old dog—like myself—up to speed with anything new. For example, I recently switched from an iPhone, after six or seven years (virtually my entire smartphone life) to a...
I believe I have already expounded on my lack of mathmatical prowess, but today I will again prove, that I just don’t get it. Already facing a tough budget, due to what many claim are revenues that fell short of projections, the Iowa House rushed through a tax cut bill that would reduce not only...
Will a youth movement be the catalyst to make meaningful progress on reducing mass violence? I don’t care where it starts as long as it “gets the ball rolling.” However, no progress will be made unless a body of “common ground” is created. The process will commence with intense disagreement, but...

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