Opinion

07/22/2014 - 10:40am
James Garner, Imperfect role model I’ve had the theme from “Maverick” going through my head lately. Next to my mom and dad, James Garner was a role model for me. Kinda weird because, as Maverick, he played a gambler. The loader operator I worked with for Columbia Helicopters taught me not to gamble by taking every new guy’s first paycheck in motel crap games. Gambling...
06/17/2014 - 2:39pm
  All eyes on Iowa        Get ready for a bloodbath, because the campaign season is about to get ugly.      Well, maybe uglier.      Election season throughout Iowa and the entire country has entered a fever pitch in recent weeks. Primary elections have yielded some...
06/17/2014 - 2:39pm
  Property owner cautions against signing RICL easements   Letter to the Editor:        I’m writing with a request for all other landowners within the Rock Island Clean Line construction corridor: Please do not sign an easement with the RICL. Signing an easement will place you in a lose-lose-...
06/17/2014 - 2:38pm
Lasting impressions of a summer vacation Our chickens are coming home to roost in Iraq. The slaughter and disruption of so many people's lives is incomprehensible to us. I cannot imagine the terror of cruise missiles and tanks sweeping across our country by some super power because we have a dictatorial leader from which we need to be...
06/10/2014 - 1:24pm
  Nintendo's Woes        I've always had a love/hate relationship with Nintendo.      They've made some of the greatest games ever created. Their characters are among the most recognizable in the world.      And yet, they can be incredibly dumb sometimes...
06/10/2014 - 1:23pm
Regents two-for-three with new funding plan        After a month of speculation, the Iowa Board of Regents followed through with a controversial new funding plan last week that benefits two out of the three state universities. Only the University of Iowa stands to lose money under the model, which comes with both...
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