Opinion

09/27/2016 - 3:07pm
Can some police records be forever sealed? The Des Moines Register shared this article with Iowa publications about the state of public records in Iowa.        Monica Speaks wants answers about her father’s death 30 years ago.      But like dozens of other Iowans this year, she was shut down by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.  ...
09/27/2016 - 3:06pm
Definition of insanity      As most of you may already know, or may have just become numb to, the banking industry was up to its usual shenanigans with innocent peoples’ livelihoods last week.      Wells Fargo, the juggernaut banking entity, was fined a whopping $185 million dollars by the Consumer...
09/27/2016 - 3:04pm
So when is a good time to protest?      People are dying. Cities are burning. So why are people still talking about these NFL National Anthem protests?      When I first heard about Colin Kaepernick and his quiet protest of the systematic violence against black people, I didn't pay it much attention. I...
09/27/2016 - 3:02pm
Wind energy is an economic success story in Iowa       Innovative energy has been a hallmark of the Iowa economy in recent years. Geography, natural resources and a strong agricultural heritage have positioned us for success in the industry. The Legislature actively supports the growth of Iowa’s homegrown energy...
09/20/2016 - 4:40pm
The people v. public records How Iowa’s public records handling can jeopardize the rights of individuals        The Des Moines Register recently reminded us all about the fragility of constitutional practices in our society.      In an article last week, the Register confirmed that newspaper...
09/20/2016 - 4:38pm
Principles vs. Compromises To the editor:      When should we stand for our principles and values, and when do we compromise? Or, do we have to give up one for the other?      I hear some people say, “I will have to hold my nose and vote for the lesser of two evils.” I’m being told if I...
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