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Iowa is waiting again for outsiders to take care of health care

Gov. Kim Reynolds is waiting for the feds to render a verdict on her administration's stopgap plan to shore up Iowa's teetering health insurance excha ...

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Corbett swears off the swamp

Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, a fan of pop music, has no doubt heard the Canadian band Barenaked Ladies perform #x201c;If I Had a $1,000,000.#x201d; ...

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A 1997 prediction encounters 2017 turbulence

Twenty years ago this past week, The Gazette's editorial board issued a bold forecast.#x201c;We predict that 20 years hence, late 20th century abuse o ...

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Pitching optimism to skeptics

So we were served our annual cocktail of Iowa gambling revenue numbers this week, for the fiscal year just ended. But is our $1.45 billion glass half- ...

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Paul Revere’s ride, revisited

Warning: My annual dose of holiday satire.The scene: Paul Revere is racing down the road from Boston toward Concord and Lexington to inform the popula ...

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Singed hopes for some sanity

In 1961, the Iowa Legislature eased Iowa's ban on fireworks to allow the sale and use of snakes and sparklers. By June, The Gazette's editorial board ...

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Corbett’s watershed moment?

Last week, I briefly mentioned how unusual it was to hear an Republican gubernatorial hopeful vow to address Iowa's #x201c;water quality crisis.#x201d ...

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Open letter draws reactions from many, but not Trump

So our editorial board penned an open letter to President Donald Trump this week. Maybe you noticed it. We ran it on the front page, so it got more at ...

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Corbett cooks up a campaign, sans ‘raw, red meat’

Usually, cooking classes at NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids happen indoors. But on Tuesday evening, 200-plus folks got their culinary lesson on the ...

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Reynolds picks net over gross

Gov. Kim Reynolds' administration has struck a small blow to fake math, and that's good news. You might recall former Gov. Terry Branstad campaigned i ...

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Columnist adds new second hat

So I've been named as The Gazette's Insight Editor. Take a moment to wipe up the coffee you just spit.I concede, the notion of anyone seeing me as man ...

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Gazette’s take on Watergate echoes through our Trumpian times

For some odd reason, I've been thinking about Watergate.It could be that we find ourselves at another big moment when congressional grillings are must ...

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Corbett’s big day is no surprise

In February, Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett delivered a promised #x201c;big surprise#x201d; that was not a big announcement. On June 20, Corbett is pr ...

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Reynolds flies into Cedar Rapids casino turbulence

Usually, tracking political influence means following the money. But sometimes, you also can follow the contrails.In this case, they came from a priva ...

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A reminder: Summer can be dangerous

Maybe you think our politics is scary, but what about ticks?The Iowa Department of Public Health says tick-borne disease season is underway. Thanks wa ...

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