Opinion

01/17/2017 - 4:36pm
A semi-permeable wall      Last week, President-elect Donald Trump reiterated to the country his campaign promise of building a wall along the border of Mexico and the U.S., except that Mexico will now be reimbursing the costs, fronted by the American people.      Many have responded with outrage about the financing of the multi-billion dollar project,...
12/27/2016 - 5:38pm
Appreciates visit to Hampton   To the editor:     Recently my family and I stayed at the AmericInn in Hampton to attend my husband, Morris Ackerman’s memorial service. Hampton is truly fortunate to have such a pleasant place to stay.     The “girls” in our party had a good time shopping at all...
12/20/2016 - 5:19pm
School choice for whom?      Two weeks ago, President-elect Donald Trump’s Administration simultaneously announced his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, along with a $20 billion overhaul of the US public educational system.      K-12 public education wasn’t a widely discussed issue in the general...
12/20/2016 - 5:18pm
Past and presents      It has happened.      This year for Christmas, I asked for clothes.      Not a novelty t-shirt or Star Wars themed underwear. Just plain old khaki pants. The same kind of pants I got for my birthday. The same pants I spent an hour waiting to buy on sale after...
12/20/2016 - 5:17pm
Oversight must continue until these basic problems are truly fixed • Opening comments for the meeting of the Iowa Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee meeting      In Iowa, privatized health care for the poor and severely disabled is moving forward faster, with less planning, than in any other state. This...
12/20/2016 - 5:16pm
     From time to time as Christmas approaches, I love to pull out one of my sons’ board books and read it to them. The book, written by Joseph Slate entitled “Who is Coming To Our House,” gives a glimpse of what happened in the barn over 2,000 years ago.      “Who is coming to our house?...
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