At Liberty by Adam Sullivan

Rule of law usurped by robot cams

It's like a bad rerun that just won't stop playing.Iowans have seen repeated legal and legislative battles over traffic cameras in the past few years. ...

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Politician worship is misguided

Iowa could soon have the first county in America named for a TV wrestling star.Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan is asking community members to c ...

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DACA will test checks, balances

President Donald Trump's crusade against illegal immigration got a lot more real this week.Iowa can and should play a key role in the debate over Trum ...

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Ignoring the roots of violence

A deadly tragedy hit Iowa City this week.One victim is dead after a shooting downtown last weekend that sent two others to the hospital. At least two ...

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A ‘Little House’ still looms large

An overlooked hero of American politics just got a quintessentially Iowan salute.The Iowa State Fair's butter cow sculpture featured Laura Ingalls Wil ...

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This is our GOP, not Trump’s

It should go without saying that racism and bigotry are not conservative values. Sadly, it apparently doesn't go without saying.President Donald Trump ...

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A deep red Dem win? Not really

What could have been a sleepy Iowa special election crept into the national news this week.Democrat Phil Miller defeated Republican Travis Harris in I ...

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Mules with a shot of government overreach

State regulators are cracking down on your local watering hole.Iowa authorities released a notice last week warning liquor dealers they can't serve Mo ...

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Curious angst over Koch bucks

Koch money is flowing and some Iowans are angry.Iowa State University is expected to enter an agreement with the Charles Koch Foundation, providing mo ...

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Texting ban spawns more stops

Driver's seat texters beware - cops are looking for you.A new law took hold this month to make texting while driving a primary offense in Iowa. Previo ...

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Our data-driven lives spawn leaks

Do you know where your data is?University of Iowa Health Care officials reportedly are notifying more than 5,000 patients their private information wa ...

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Fireworks doom was just hype

Independence Day has passed and the sky hasn't fallen - nor been blown open by black powder.I spent the holiday in Iowa City, where the City Council l ...

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Declaration still is very relevant

Between firecrackers and cold ones over the next week, take 10 minutes to read the Declaration of Independence.Just 1,300 words, the document is histo ...

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Landfill ban is good change

The Iowa City Council voted this week to approve a cardboard ban. Starting in January, corrugated cardboard will be banned from the Iowa City Landfill ...

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Starving the market in I.C.

In a community starved for more housing, what sense does it make to stop giving out building permits?Iowa City officials approved a plan last week to ...

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