Opinion

08/26/2014 - 10:45am
Police force militarization a concerning trend         Recent turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. has shed light on a troubling situation that’s grown considerably throughout the years. Police forces across the country have obtained a stockpile of elaborate military equipment ranging from automatic assault rifles to heavily armored ambush vehicles. A report in the...
08/12/2014 - 3:52pm
Investing in student achievement is paying off Students and teachers are heading back to Iowa classrooms for the new school year this month. When they do, the education reforms we have approved over the last couple of years will make a big difference in their experience, as schools put their best teachers in leadership roles, and boost science...
08/12/2014 - 3:51pm
  Teamwork fails against corporate idiocy        Let’s talk a little more about “Guardians of the Galaxy” this week.      In case you couldn’t tell from the trailers, the Guardians of the Galaxy are a very diverse group of individuals that save the day by joining...
08/05/2014 - 3:02pm
Education initiatives a priority for Legislature in 2014        ment time is always a good reminder that the next school year is right around the corner. Families will soon be making the transition from one routine to another: As summer sports, pool time and camps wrap up, fall sports, academics and extracurricular...
08/05/2014 - 3:01pm
Remove the carrot to stem influx of unwanted newcomers        With all the hoopla over the children flooding into our country from Central America, we should be asking why. Why in the world would a parent send their young children off to another land with nowhere specific as a destination?     ...
08/05/2014 - 3:01pm
Soapboxing at the state fair   It’s state fair time here in Iowa; a magical 11-day spectacle featuring a smorgasbord of events that draws visitors in from across the Midwest. People come from miles around for the amusement rides, great entertainment, delicious food and politicians?      It’s hard to...
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