Chronicle Staff

06/13/2017 - 5:37pm
A decision that’s already been made      Making decisions is hard. Not the decisions of what to have for breakfast, or where to go over the weekend or which car to buy. While these decisions are challenging, they don’t carry as much magnitude as definable, life changing decisions that define who we are. Look back on your life and you can probably remember only a...
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.     ...
01/03/2017 - 5:30pm
Resolutions      With the new year upon us comes the time-old adage of making resolutions to do better, be better or become something. In today’s day in age, traditions are hard to come by, with many choosing new habits rather than sticking to old ones; making new year resolutions might be one of those traditions.  ...
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