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January 10, 2012 RSS feed / Opinion

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The party of no vote

OTHER VOICES

Nothing illustrates the dysfunctional nature of Washington-level politics better than the tripe we are hearing over President Obama’s decision to appoint Richard Cordray the new consumer watchdog, bypassing stubborn GOP opposition. More...

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MONDAY METER

Growing into the job   As the 125th Legislature’s second session swings into action, encouraging signs continue to emerge from the Republican side of the aisle.  More...

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‘Mob’ mentality

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The first days of the 2012 presidential campaign conjure images of posters proclaiming the revival of a classic film series: “ Godfather IV: Coming to a polling place near you!”  More...

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Avoiding the tough questions

Two things have struck me about the Republican presidential candidate debates leading up to the Iowa caucuses. One is how entertaining they were. More...

Longer school year deserves closer look

OTHER VOICES

One item that wasn’t in Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s blueprint for education reform at its unveiling this fall was the amount of time Iowa’s K-12 students spend in school  More...

Which Mitt will Romney reveal to the nation?

Maybe I should have seen all this coming that first time I met Mitt Romney in the paneled study of his Belmont, Mass., house nearly 10 years ago.  More...

Is armory board necessary?

LOCAL COMMENTARY

I write in response to Jackie Dwinal’s Dec. 30 letter to the editor titled “Keep armory board.”  On Dec. More...

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Good people guide The Park

LOCAL COMMENTARY

I have worked with the Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark for more than 10 years, first as a city councilor when it was proposed and developed with the help of Councilor Bernie Wyman, Police Chief Pete Lizanecz, Joe Black, Jamie Sylvestri, Gretchen Jae More...

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Sears on the brink

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Own a Craftsman snow blower or drill? Kenmore refrigerator? Toys bought at Kmart?  The announcement last week that Sears Holdings Corp. More...

R.I.P., Cheetah

The aged chimpanzee that died in Florida last week might or might not have been Cheetah, the simian sidekick from “Tarzan, the Ape Man.”  More...

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Mercury descending In what John Walke of the Natural Resources Defense Council described as a “generational achievement,” the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. More...

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