Opinion

07/18/2017 - 3:08pm
It's time again for that semi-regular reminder of what Net Neutrality is and why it's important. You may have noticed Net Neutrality being mentioned a lot last week. That's because the FCC is working towards rolling back the Title II classification that protects businesses and consumers from being selectively exploited by internet providers. Internet service providers (ISP) have spent...
07/11/2017 - 3:57pm
Dear Editor, Back in 1787 when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia came together to write a constitution for the new nation, it seems to me I read a very interesting article that said how much haggling and discord there was among the men as to what would be the proper laws and rules for this document that would govern...
07/11/2017 - 3:56pm
Iowa’s health care problems continue. Privatized Medicaid has wreaked havoc on Iowa’s health care system, while costing taxpayers more of their hard-earned money; Iowans struggling with mental illnesses can’t get the help they need; and private insurers are refusing to sell policies to individual Iowans. Now, Congress is...
07/11/2017 - 3:55pm
I can't remember a more spectacular fireworks show than what we had at the fairgrounds in Hampton July 3rd. I suppose Thomas Jefferson was pounding away on his keyboard on that day, 241 years ago. We were at the Municipal Band concert and hadn't planned on staying for the fireworks due to the yawners they used to have out at Beeds Lake....
07/04/2017 - 12:32am
Health care seems to be a big topic again, so let's just go ahead and solve it right now. How hard could it be? First off, let's set a couple ground rules. Rule 1: We can't just have health care for the healthy people. We're all in this together, so we need a plan that takes care of everybody. Rule 2: Emergency rooms and GoFundMe...
07/04/2017 - 12:29am
I wish you all a happy Independence Day as we celebrate the birth of the United States of America. I hope you’re able to take some time off and spend it with family and friends in celebration of the country we all love. Here in Iowa, we have an environment that’s great for kids and provides them with opportunities to grow, develop, and...
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