Opinion

A gap that could have been filled

What's missing is what's troubling about Tuesday's announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict a Cedar Rapids Police Officer who shot Jerime ...

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Questions remain after grand jury decision

A grand jury decision, following one day of testimony, that a Cedar Rapids Police Officer was justified in shooting a motorist during a traffic stop h ...

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Letter: Embrace Donald Trump’s victory

Remember when GOP presidential candidate John McCain lost the 2008 election and conservatives nationwide staged protests, sit-ins, walkouts and riots, ...

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Letter: Hold Trump accountable for conflicts of interest

#x201c;Trust me#x201d; seems to be the mantra for president-elect Donald Trump. His conflicts of interest with his global business holdings and buildi ...

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Fidel Castro fought for country in a rigged game

Like those of most communist leaders, Fidel Castro's death has prompted many controversial comments. To some, including Cuban refugees who fled to Ame ...

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Has flag burning always been free speech?

I had an interesting phone conversation with a member of my focus group. She and I were trying to understand president-elect Donald Trump's strategy o ...

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Letter: Linn County missed casino opportunity

Regarding the Nov. 27 letter #x201c;Listen to the voters and build a casino#x201d; by Donna Myers:Since the inception of #x201c;riverboat gambling#x20 ...

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Political Cartoon

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Letter: Trump should find post for Branstad

Perhaps it's time for a multitude of Iowans to write and tweet the president-elect asking him to find a post for Gov. Terry Branstad in his administra ...

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Like it or not, race matters

While many Americans like to claim that race isn't a factor in daily life as well as in all situations I beg to differ. As much as many of us want it ...

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Letter: Make our country safe for immigrants

It was awful to see the New York Times Nov. 19 story #x201c;At Iowa High School, Election Results Kindle Tensions and Protests#x201d; of Muslim girls ...

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The ‘Stache watch is on, will Branstad go to China?

So the man from Lake Mills might become our man in Beijing. Twists and turns, folks. If a swirl of media reports, led by a Bloomberg story Saturday, a ...

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Letter: Do not demolish Ely’s Old Stone Bridge

I am writing in regards to the future of Ely's Old Stone Bridge on Stone Bridge Road in rural Monticello. Jones County Supervisors and the Jones Count ...

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Letter: JA helps master basic life skills

Most people have some idea what Junior Achievement does, but I want to tell you the #x201c;why#x201d; of JA and how it's addressing many of the challe ...

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Political Cartoon

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