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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. 5, 2022 9:00 am363d ago
Jessica Wiskus is not your typical rural legislative candidate.
Staff Columnists May. 29, 2022 5:49 pm370d 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 am373d 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 am377d ago
You’re going to need drinks. Here are some suggested libations.
Staff Columnists May. 19, 2022 7:00 am381d ago
Reynolds called ethanol “environmentally friendly.” But is it, really?
Staff Columnists May. 13, 2022 4:31 pm386d ago
Iowa is being plagued by multiple cases of what I’m diagnosing as a strain of cat scratch fever.
Staff Columnists May. 12, 2022 7:00 am388d ago
Four members of the nine-member council recused themselves.
Staff Columnists May. 6, 2022 7:00 am394d ago
So Gov. Kim Reynolds slipped quietly into Marion Wednesday to hold a closed-door meeting with a select group of Linn-Mar …
Staff Columnists May. 4, 2022 8:13 am395d ago
If you think they’ll stop with abortion rights, you haven’t been paying attention.
Staff Columnists May. 1, 2022 7:00 am399d ago
The primary race pits state Rep. Liz Bennett, D-Cedar Rapids, against Joe Zahorik, political director for Ironworkers Local 89
Staff Columnists Apr. 28, 2022 7:00 am402d ago
It’s hollow, cynical political sloganeering at its finest. And it scares the hell out of older white voters.
Staff Columnists Apr. 24, 2022 7:00 am406d ago
He’s one of the state’s clearest, most experienced voices on agricultural policies and the pressing need for improved environmental stewardship.
Staff Columnists Apr. 21, 2022 7:00 am409d ago
His argument is that he brings seriousness and substance to the Senate race.
Staff Columnists Apr. 17, 2022 7:00 am413d ago
A recent letter-writer, for example, claimed I’m “sweltering in hatred.”
Staff Columnists Apr. 15, 2022 2:47 pm414d ago
From the same Legislature that brought us a constitutional amendment making it virtually impossible to regulate firearms and a constitutional …