Letters to the Editor

Letter: New restrictions will reduce abortion

New abortion restrictions approved by the Iowa Legislature are in the best interest of women and will significantly reduce abortion.It is beautiful to ...

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Letter: Do not cut public transportation funding

Congress should reject President Donald Trump's proposal to gut federal support for public transportation.Federal funding for public transportation is ...

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Letter: Ads promote a culture of sickness

We have all heard the statement that you are what you eat. I suggest that we are also what we see and hear. I am referring to the multiplicity of adve ...

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Letter: Messages to Blum’s office not returned

Recent Gazette articles have quoted Rep. Rod Blum as eager to hear from his constituents, but that he feels many people want town hall meetings just s ...

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Letter: Presidential spending isn’t new phenomenon

In 1957, amid public and editorial criticism, then President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed the purchase of two helicopters to supplement Air Force One ...

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Letter: Health care should cater to individual

Recently, there has been much talk about health care and care in general. Now, we find out there are programs that primarily advocate for the system a ...

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Letter: Report policy implications not fluff

Recently, The Gazette ran one of its frequent #x201c;puff pieces#x201d; on Sen. Chuck Grassley. In the central photo our dear 83-year-old millionaire ...

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Letter: Sexual assault funding at risk

In 2013, comprehensive sexual assault programs collaborated with the Iowa State Legislature and coalitions to restructure statewide victim services. A ...

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Letter: Sen. Grassley wrong to overlook Garland

Sen. Joni Ernst states that Sen. Chuck Grassley ushered the confirmation process #x201c;flawlessly#x201d; for a nominee with the highest qualification ...

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Letter: Idea for replacing Obamacare

How sad. Seven years of talking big about health care reform down the tubes. #x201c;It's hard#x201d; they say, #x201c;heath care is very complex.#x201 ...

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Letter: Cuts will cost more in long run

False savings: an action that saves money in the short run, but leads to greater costs or lost income in the long run. Example: The Iowa Legislature s ...

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Letter: Protect Iowa’s youth: ban conversion therapy

Conversion therapy, more accurately known as sexual orientation change efforts, is a type of counseling that aims to change the client's sexual orient ...

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Letter: Climate policies bad for business

Donald Trump's reckless climate denial policies are bad for business, according to several high-level U.S. business executives, including the presiden ...

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Letter: For a good life, remember ‘6 P’s’

In a galaxy some 45 plus years ago, I was being recruited to be a life insurance agent for Aetna. This would be a career change, so I set one conditio ...

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Letter: Gun law changes put Iowans at risk

In June of 1995, we opened Buffalo Bill's Grille in Vienna, Austria. The d#xe9;cor included signs, including one that read, #x201c;Check your guns at ...

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