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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 Jan. 20, 2022 11:47 am323d ago
My first reaction upon hearing that Statehouse reporters would be barred from working on the floor of the Iowa Senate, where journalists have had a front-row seat to legislative proceedings for more than a century, was disgust and sadness.
Staff Columnists Jan. 9, 2022 7:00 am336d ago
Our Golden Dome of Wisdom is opening for business once again on Monday. And the best we can hope for is that Republicans who run the joint won’t make their worst impulses into laws.
Staff Columnists Jan. 6, 2022 6:03 pm337d ago
When a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, bludgeoning police officers and chasing lawmakers into hiding in an attempt to stop certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory, it seemed real American carnage might jolt our politics back toward sanity.
Staff Columnists Dec. 23, 2021 11:05 am351d ago
The Gazette’s Todd Dorman shares his modern take on the classic poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” — which famously begins “’Twas the night before Christmas.”
Staff Columnists Dec. 5, 2021 10:04 am369d ago
Next year, don’t be surprised if you receive a mailer from a Republican lawmaker or GOP candidate espousing their support for public schools. But they’ll probably leave out the part about wanting to put teachers and administrators in jail.