Nutcracker was a delightful performance
To the editor: On Saturday past, hundreds of us, young and old, reveled in the world-class music, great facilities and, most importantly, the pep, ene ... »
Politicians should address climate change
To the editor: Climate change should be the overriding issue in the political campaigns. This is especially true in light of new information about met ... »
Cedar Rapids Council’s reprieve for the Knutson Building is the right call
We think the Cedar Rapids City Council made the right call earlier this month in granting a reprieve to the Knutson Building.It sits on the west side ... »
Even in troubled times, much to be thankful for
Pick up a paper or tune in to the news lately, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that the world is falling apart.Global terrorism. Senseless killings ... »
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Feasting on a big plate of thankful

Happy Thanksgiving one and all.

Here's what I'm thankful for, as far as you know.

I'm thankful for our dog Scuttle, because he only b ... »

Taking back? Give it a rest
It's the season of giving. But the country, apparently, remains ripe for the taking. #x201c;We have to take our country back,#x201d; said Republican p ... »
Rewards and requirements for our elementary teachers
We have just two kids in our home, and most of our days operate on a frayed, wobbly tightrope between chaos and fiasco.Rhonda King has 21 first-grader ... »
Morning Branstad was right
Gov. Terry Branstad couldn't let his inner voice of reason override his political weather vane, even if it seemed on Monday we had one governor in the ... »
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Big ROI in living a grateful life

Did the Thanksgiving holiday help you to physically feel better? If not, you may have been doing it wrong.

Researchers have found that peopl ... »

Plans for potential pipeline problems should be public
Last week, Todd Stamm, vice president of the company that would operate the proposed Bakken oil pipeline, told Iowa Utilities Board members that threa ... »
Learn to live despite risk, fear
Although only a handful of people know it, there was a time when I couldn't get behind the wheel of a car without having a panic attack. It started l ... »
Missouri professor no longer deserves position
University of Missouri Assistant Professor of Communication Melissa Click must be fired.If you've watched the video, then you are hereby excused from ... »
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Democrats should start talking tax reform

The 2016 Democratic presidential candidates wrapped up their second debate recently. While there was plenty of discussion about the economy on that ... »

Lutheran leaders encourage refugee policy shift
Dear Gov. Branstad,We are writing to encourage you to join those who are willing to welcome refugees from Syria. Sometimes horrific circumstances temp ... »
Effort to block refugees is unAmerican
In times of crisis, our true American identity should shine. As an American immigrant from Syria for 30 years, I stand to defend those values. Losing ... »
Clean energy is necessary for a healthy society
I have dedicated my career to healthy living and disease prevention, specifically the prevention of cognitive decline diseases such as dementia. For y ... »
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