Wednesday February 22, 2017
02/07/2017 - 5:05pm
In today’s information age of 24-hour social media cycles and partisan cable news programs, just about anyone can be primed to believe something, as anything can be taken out of context and turned into a catastrophe; just about anyone can be made in to an enemy. And with this constant priming of conflict by...
01/31/2017 - 4:57pm
Iowans the losers in TPP pull out
Within any policy change, there are winners and losers. Unfortunately, there is no perfect policy in which everyone wins, which makes the political game much more menacing and complicated that it appears. What is good for someone or some country, may not be good for another, or even for...
01/24/2017 - 4:52pm
Planned Parenthood logistics
Among the list of issues on the agenda for the Iowa Legislature is what to do about Planned Parenthood. It is a general view among legislative majority that there should be no public funding of Planned Parenthood facilities that provide abortions.
As members of...
01/17/2017 - 4:35pm
Spending problem or revenue problem, it’s probably both
It turns out that lawmakers’ projections of budget revenues for the upcoming fiscal year are lower than anticipated, at approximately $96.2 million, according to a Des Moines Register article. The result is a proposal by Governor Terry Branstad that cuts $...
01/10/2017 - 3:26pm
Education among agenda items for Iowa State legislature
With the new year in almost a full swing for most (even though you may write 2016 on your dates still), state legislatures across the nation have already been hard at work, setting agendas for the issues that will dominate its sessions. ...