Faculty should help president succeed
To the editor: As an alumnus of the University of Iowa, I support the Iowa Board of Regents in their selection of J. Bruce Harreld as the new UI presi ... »
Who is monitoring health care spending?
To the editor: How cheery to read Iowa Medicaid Director Mikki Stier’s editorial (“Medicaid changes will enable better care,” Sep ... »
Transit study is a good first step
Those curious about the need to expand and improve existing public transit services in Cedar Rapids need look no further than the public response to o ... »
Branstad’s bullying order is welcome
Gov. Terry Branstad came to Cedar Rapids this week to do what state lawmakers have declined to do for three years — take meaningful action to h ... »
Sunday, October 04, 2015
Speeder Trapids calling. To pay now, press one

Ring … Ring … Ring.

Hello, this is the city of Cedar Rapids’ automated speed enforcement system collections division. »

The Week — Sacred cows and Doc Carson’s war on bias
The Week — an irregular feature, back by no demand whatsoever.CAUCUS COW HAS MUCH AT STEAK — Comes now the Reince of Priebus to slay the ... »
Promises Branstad didn’t keep
So our governor’s words have come back to haunt him, and this time the punches are coming from his right. In 2010, candidate Terry Branstad sai ... »
Bill’s Drinking Establishment bids farewell to Marion
In my humble opinion, Bill’s Drinking Establishment in Marion was a perfect bar.It was uncomplicated and unpretentious. It was friendly and fam ... »
Sunday, October 04, 2015
An order to do what lawmakers will not

After three years of battling unwilling lawmakers, Gov. Terry Branstad took another executive order plunge Monday.

The order — the 86t ... »

Weren’t we discussing fetal tissue?
How did we move from supposed outrage about undercover videos regarding the use of fetal tissue in medical research, to proposed legislation and Congr ... »
Too bad Obama isn’t a Muslim
The first U.S. visit by Pope Francis made clear that most Americans have finally sat aside anti-Catholic prejudice, a process that began decades ago.J ... »
Six months? Make your voice louder
Six months have passed since federal authorities labeled an Iowa City pastor as one of the “worst of the worst,” devastated his family a ... »
Monday, October 05, 2015
Everyone wins when farmers save energy

By mid-February, most Iowans are ready to throw in the towel — or toss off the stocking cap — and move to warmer climates. My husband ... »

Rubio will unite America
This summer I endorsed U.S. Senator Marco Rubio for president and took a role on his Statewide Leadership Committee. Before that, like most Iowa caucu ... »
Presidential candidates: Show voters a realistic immigration plan
Iowa is not new to politics. As the first-in-the-nation caucus state, our media and communities are deeply involved and invested in the electoral proc ... »
Forum Friday: Make your voice heard on national security
On January 20, 2017, overlooking the west steps of the U.S. Capitol, the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court will administer the oath of ... »
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