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I’m a columnist, editorial writer and blogger for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I write about local and state government, politics, social issues, children, dogs, barbecue, or whatever shiny thing catches my woefully short attention span. I’ve been here since October 2007, after covering the Statehouse for nearly a decade, and my blog has been online since November 2007. I was student body president of my high school in 1988-89 and that’s the last time I’ll run for anything. Except maybe a free beer or an ice cream truck. Sign up for my Pints & Politics newsletter, or watch my podcast.
Latest Articles by Todd Dorman
Staff Columnists Jun. 30, 2022 7:00 am270d ago
It doesn’t take a numbers-cruncher from MIT to see what’s going on.
Staff Columnists Jun. 28, 2022 7:00 am272d ago
Unless you’re a gun owner, your rights and liberties are sitting on rapidly shifting sand.
Staff Columnists Jun. 26, 2022 7:00 am275d ago
Ope! Sorry Iowa, we’re just trying to take your spot.
Staff Columnists Jun. 23, 2022 7:00 am277d ago
A fundamental right has been revoked. But the right to vote remains, and it can still be powerful.
Staff Columnists Jun. 19, 2022 2:02 pm280d ago
It’s outrageous and irresponsible at a time when some Americans believe violence is “legitimate political discourse.”
Staff Columnists Jun. 15, 2022 9:34 am284d ago
Instead of reflecting on what the GOP hath wrought, Iowa Republican lawmakers doubled down.
Staff Columnists Jun. 12, 2022 7:30 am289d ago
Staff Columnists Jun. 9, 2022 5:52 am290d ago
Now we’ll see if Mike Franken really can beat U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley.
Staff Columnists Jun. 7, 2022 7:00 am293d ago
Trump is popular in Iowa. Nothing else matters.
Staff Columnists Jun. 5, 2022 9:00 am296d ago
Jessica Wiskus is not your typical rural legislative candidate.
Staff Columnists May. 29, 2022 5:49 pm301d ago
Can an Iowa governor win re-election by running against public education? We’re about to find out.
Staff Columnists May. 26, 2022 11:29 am304d ago
A legislative Blitzkrieg hit so fast that local leaders and their Statehouse lobbyists had no time to react.
Staff Columnists May. 22, 2022 11:42 am308d ago
You’re going to need drinks. Here are some suggested libations.
Staff Columnists May. 19, 2022 7:00 am312d ago
Reynolds called ethanol “environmentally friendly.” But is it, really?
Staff Columnists May. 13, 2022 4:31 pm317d ago
Iowa is being plagued by multiple cases of what I’m diagnosing as a strain of cat scratch fever.