Opinion

05/03/2016 - 1:52pm
A wall worth building      Recent developments at the Hampton Public Library sent ripples through the community after the building’s famous curved brick wall was deemed unfixable. Ongoing renovations intended to repair a bulge in the wall were halted, and the project was left in limbo as officials scrambled to find additional funds to completely rebuild it.   ...
04/19/2016 - 4:15pm
White as a ghost      This week Paramount released the first image of Scarlet Johansson as “The Major” in their upcoming adaptation of “Ghost In The Shell,” and people were shocked to discover that Johansson was, in fact, white.      Outrage ensued.      Let’...
04/19/2016 - 4:12pm
46 years ago, I was a watermelon        I was in college in Oakland when Sen. Gaylord Nelson instigated Earth Day on a Wednesday in April so college students could participate to the fullest extent. They are malleable and the professors thought the cause was urgent enough that class could wait.     ...
04/19/2016 - 4:12pm
Iowa focuses efforts to stop human trafficking        Human trafficking uses force, fraud or coercion to exploit someone for sex or labor. It is now a $150 billion industry, and it’s happening in Iowa.      SF 2191, approved unanimously by the Legislature and signed into law, establishes an Office...
04/19/2016 - 4:11pm
Meet Alex        With nicer weather finally here, farmers have gotten out to the fields and started planting for this year. Several legislators are farmers themselves, so they are looking forward to wrapping up session so that they can return home and get back to life on the farm.      We continued work...
04/12/2016 - 3:20pm
Complicating the convention        This year’s unpredictable election cycle seems poised to become even more convoluted when Republicans gather for the 2016 National Convention later this summer.      The GOP, already troubled by inter-party turmoil and voter unrest, is headed towards its first...
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