Letters to the Editor

Letter: Military spending reflection of values

The atmosphere of fear, distrust, anger, and, for some, celebration, permeates our present and obscures clear thinking. We lose sight of truths that a ...

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While Americans are wondering where things will be heading with the coming administration, it is heartening that Sen. Chuck Grassley has declared his ...

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Letter: What happens when children rule?

Imagine the excitement of a child who is told that due to some improbable turn of fate he can now do absolutely anything he wants. Children are not ne ...

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Letter: A student’s plea to Paul Pate

Since I turned 18 I have voted in every election I was able to. This includes general elections and primaries, but also bond issues and off-year munic ...

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Letter: Sunday event promotes peace

In acknowledgment of the divisiveness, mistrust, alienation and anger that festers in our society, more than a dozen Iowa City-area organizations have ...

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Letter: Continue funding Planned Parenthood

Our governor has suddenly changed course and has decided that state-run medical programs aren't so bad after all. Gov. Terry Branstad turned the Medic ...

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Letters: Trump’s presidency will bring change

Change is about to happen with Donald Trump becoming president. It might be a good change or it might not be good at all.The GOP is running the show a ...

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Letters: Tax cuts lead to cuts in services

In the Iowa Statehouse, we are seeing the recurring Republican #x201c;tax cut/cut services#x201d; cycle. They are cutting spending for higher educatio ...

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Letters: Washington march show of unity

Marilyn Davenport, Denise Mineck and Velga Easker:The 'hounds have been released' frightening many of us. Your participation in the Women's March on W ...

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Letters: Parallels to be found between “circuses”

#x201c;Sad#x201d; to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus fold up their tent after 147 years of entertaining us. Not surprising though as I'm ...

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Letter: The benefits of privatizing Congress

No need to go elsewhere when privatization is the go-to solution. Nothing is off the table - health care, schools, social security and prisons, to nam ...

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Letter: Voter ID proposal cannot be justified

Recently, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate released a proposal for a voter ID law. A simple cost/benefit analysis suggests this is a big government s ...

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Letter: Hopeful lawmakers puruse energy strategy

The U.S. can become an energy superpower. In order for that to happen, we must not only be able to produce energy for our citizens, but we have to be ...

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Letter: Grassroots project supports women’s rights

There is a grassroots project that supports women's rights. It is the Pussyhat Project. From their mission statement: #x201c;The Pussyhat Project aims ...

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Letter: Reader grateful for Obama’s service

Dear President Obama, thank you.

Joel Snell

Cedar Rapids

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