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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
Opinion Jun. 16, 2021 9:37 am
State Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, has entered the race for the Democratic nomination for governor. On Tuesday I asked him a question that’s on the minds of a lot of Democrats as they’ve watched our once purple swing state turn bright Republican red.
Opinion Jun. 14, 2021 10:12 am
Ideally, Government Oversight Committees oversee and investigate government decision making, especially by executive branch agencies. Maybe you’ve heard of checks and balances.
Staff Columnists Apr. 28, 2021 12:19 pm
No Iowa governmental entity is talking about requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to conduct public business. Reports of Iowa businesses barring the unvaccinated also are not rolling in.