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Caucus night flavor lingers on

A bitter caucus aftertaste lingers for Iowa Democrats.Hillary Clinton backers watched their once invincible candidate blow an enormous polling advanta ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Huckabee pans power of polls

So Mike Huckabee isn't a fan of polls. Sure, you're probably thinking it's no surprise Mr. Low Single Digits would be critical of obsessive political ...

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Mixing up caucus cocktails

So maybe the caucus campaign is driving you to drink. Here are some cocktails to try. Hillary's Caucus HighballA shot-and-a-half of 3 a.m. Vodka, situ ...

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Luck has smiled upon me

Todd Dorman, 24 Hour DormanChances are, if you're reading this, I've become a billionaire, overnight. After all, I left explicit instructions to delet ...

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Gov’s plan gets an icy reception

In August, I wrote, #x201c;What the governor needs is a real water-quality strategy, with money to pay for it.#x201d;So now, in frigid January, Gov. T ...

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Carson should shelve his creepy plan for campus bias cops

Ben Carson wants to put the nation's federally funded colleges and universities on double-secret probation. The genial neurosurgeon and Republican pre ...

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Power to some of the people

Marco Rubio says he'd change the Constitution, or at least put the #x201c;full weight and force of the presidency#x201d; behind an effort to change it ...

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Whacking our way, slowly, toward cleaner water

As your Iowa Legislature prepares to reconvene next week, it's high time to play a rousing game of water quality whack-a-mole. More specifically, it's ...

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Another wordy year passes by, with bread bags on its feet

If only I had been quicker in writing my annual column looking back on words that defined the year, I might have avoided #x201c;schlonged.#x201d;But t ...

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A new visit from Saint Nicholas

Twas the night before Christmas, and this was the sceneMyself and my wife were gawking at screens.A remote in my hand, I sat mouth agapeAt the fear, h ...

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Searching for Trump-mentum

This was not the campaign rally I was looking for Saturday.I expected those disaffected voters I've read so much about to pack Veterans Memorial Colis ...

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Real tree tradition endures fake times

So this was the year I almost went fake.I've been a real, live Christmas tree guy my whole life, or as much if it as I can remember. My family also ow ...

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