Opinion

Letter: Reader questions new traffic obsessions

What is the sudden obsession with roundabouts and bike lanes? Seems like ever since we passed the local sales tax to improve our roadways the number o ...

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Letters: Casino owners are the real winners

Well, the casino battle is back on. I see there are some business people who are bound and determined to have a casino in Cedar Rapids. I wish them we ...

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Corbett belts out the blues, but few clues

In my line of work, politicians offering a song and dance are hardly surprising. But after Wednesday's Cedar Rapids State of the City speech, I'm prep ...

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Critical time for engineers to dream big

Engineers work hard to improve how people live. They design, maintain, repair, and build almost everything we need in our daily lives. This week we ce ...

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Political Cartoon

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Legislation stripped public workers of rights

On Thursday, the Republicans now running our state government in Des Moines dismantled a piece of Iowa collective bargaining that has been on the book ...

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Letter: Show support for Jones Golf Course

I have been a 30-year golfer of the city courses, moving to Cedar Rapids to attend college and play golf. I am disappointed in the manner in which the ...

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Letter: Sale of fireworks good for economy

I applaud The Gazette for their editorial encouraging the Iowa Senate to pass the proposed consumer fireworks bill (#x201c;It's time to loosen Iowa's ...

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Letter: The U.S. is not a democracy

I read a letter in which our government was referred to as a democracy. Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states: #x201c;The United State ...

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Political Cartoon

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Johnson County caseworkers did not deserve to lose jobs

I have only been in this job a few weeks, but this is the first time I have come home simply seething with anger. The five of us on the Johnson County ...

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Letter: Pockets are useful in many ways

Pockets are nifty in multiple ways. They give a sense of security. A hand is warmed when it is cold, an item to keep from being stolen is safe (i.e. a ...

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From even-keeled to rightward legislative lurch

Our right-lurching Legislature has lost its sense of balance. And balance was a valuable trait of Iowa Statehouse politics for decades. Sure, there we ...

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Letter: Make Iowa great by working together

I am proud of the ingenuity shown by the Iowa GOP-led Legislature. This session they have it all - House, Senate and governor. They campaigned on maki ...

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Letter: Trump is face of Republican party

Let's get one thing straight, President Donald Trump is a Republican. All of his foibles, faults, phobias and falsehoods are Republican, too. Republic ...

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