Letter: Eminent domain shouldn’t be an option
I don't understand how a private business can use the rule of eminent domain to take privately owned land to bury a hazardous liquid pipeline. How cou ... »
Letter: Why weren’t local artists chosen?
It is my hope that the 3-3 vote by the Iowa City Council signals the beginning of the end of the public art piece entitled #x201c;The Lens,#x201d; a w ... »
The bad news, and good news, about racial bias
Staff Editorial,We were concerned and saddened by a University of Iowa study that showed white test subjects were more likely to mistake a toy or a to ... »
Building blocks
What makes a place great? How can we make our communities better, more prosperous places? How can we build on our unique strengths and local identity? ... »
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Caucus night flavor lingers on
1. A bitter caucus aftertaste lingers for Iowa Democrats.Hillary Clinton backers watched their once invincible candidate blow an enormous polling advanta ... »
An Iowa caucus campaign for the ages ends at last
Farewell, American political media industrial complex. Iowans have, at long last, caucused. You're free to pull up your tents and move on. The snowsto ... »
As the Iowa Caucuses draw nigh, a quiz to test your patience
So Iowa's caucuses are mere hours away. What a ride it's been. Just think, babies born today were conceived back when Scott Walker was a good bet and ... »
Backers of Cedar Rapids’ proposed soil ordinance are determined
Todd Dorman, 24 Hour DormanLast fall, I figured the debate in Cedar Rapids over restoring soil on building sites and reducing runoff might begin to un ... »
Monday, February 08, 2016
Critics mistaken to dismiss Iowa as ‘too white’
1. Another Iowa caucus season, another long line of critics ready to diminish the state's first-in-the-nation status based on resident demographics. Fort ... »
Meanwhile under the golden dome
Welcome back to another year of Legislative Goodness. I'm joined by intrepid reporter Graph Stacker and political analyst Ima Payfordthiss. Anything u ... »
Time for Iowa Democrats to clean house
Nearly two years ago Iowa Republicans made changes to protect the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Iowa Democrats must now do the same.Republican correct ... »
Wendell Willkie is a 2016 cautionary tale
National pundits pondering what a Donald Trump nomination means for the Republican Party and the nation have been reading the tea leaves. They'd be be ... »
Monday, February 08, 2016
Guidelines for guest columns, community letters
1. Insight staffAs part of our mission to help identify and discuss important local issues and solutions to current local problems, we welcome your lette ... »
What we’ve learned about mental health and violence
When I volunteered to start a think tank to address violence in Cedar Rapids, I knew very little about crime, education, race relations or any of the ... »
Community letters are your chance to connect and engage
Starting Sunday, we are renaming our Letters to the Editor section as Community Letters. It's a small shift, but we feel one that is in better alignme ... »
Numbers show TotalChild is making a difference
We all enjoy stories that have happy endings. When those stories include children and families in our community who are experiencing challenges, but o ... »
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