Opinion

02/21/2017 - 5:02pm
Dominoes      There are many aspects of Iowa education that could be debated, from methods of school funding, to who should actually supply funding, to best practices of academic success. But what can’t be argued is the fact that the last several decades have shown the priority education is to our legislators.      This week, The Chronicle reported a...
02/14/2017 - 4:57pm
Just right      Typically speaking, video games are designed to be played as is. Developers pour hours and hours into building an experience for the player and, as the player, you are generally not allowed to stray too far from their original intent. At most, the only variance allowed will be the difficulty setting.  ...
02/14/2017 - 4:57pm
Protecting Iowa’s working families     Police officers and fire fighters risk their lives for us every day.     Nurses care for our loved ones when they’re sick or hurting.     Teachers and coaches educate and train our future leaders.     Correctional officers in our prisons...
02/14/2017 - 4:56pm
Rebalancing the scales     We fulfilled our commitment last week of setting Supplemental State Aid within the first 30 days of session. This provides school districts with the certainty they need to begin planning their budgets for next school year. Thank you to the Senate and the Governor for their shared commitment in getting this...
02/07/2017 - 5:05pm
Sanctuary      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...
02/07/2017 - 5:04pm
Open letter to Senator Grassley: Dump Trump to save America     Senator Grassley, in 2016 I learned a lot about you, as I ran against you as an independent candidate for Iowa’s US Senate seat. Although we’ve met several times (I doubt you remember any of them), I came to see you in a new light after talking with...
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