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USSR offers a cautionary tale for U.S.

USSR offers a cautionary tale for U.S.

Moscow, Russia, is north of Waterloo and eight hours ahead in time. When we left the hotel on a May night it was still quite light, although t…

July 05, 2015 6:00 am(0)

How to select a presidential candidate

How to select a presidential candidate

With the plethora of Republican and Democrat candidates dancing throughout Iowa, some at the pace of a waltz, a few tap dancing (on issues), h…

July 05, 2015 6:00 am(1)

High court rulings make us less free

High court rulings make us less free

Some people celebrated the Supreme Court rulings last week. Others reacted with off-hand approval, a type of, “Well, isn’t that nice.” Critics…

July 05, 2015 6:00 am(10)

Struggling with change in Charleston

Struggling with change in Charleston

So there we were on June 17, waiting to meet relatives in Charleston when our niece texted that eight people had been shot within walking dist…

July 05, 2015 6:00 am(1)

Monsanto’s courtship of Syngenta has chemistry

Monsanto’s courtship of Syngenta has chemistry

On the mid-1970s, southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth, we viewed Monsanto Co.’s new, systemic weed killer, Roundup, as a miracle cure to …

July 05, 2015 6:00 am(2)

Sensitivity threatening free speech

Sensitivity threatening free speech

Jerry Seinfeld doesn’t do shows on college campuses. Why? Because college students are too uptight and hypersensitive. They find offense in an…

June 28, 2015 6:00 am(6)

Time to provide quality facilities in Cedar Falls

Time to provide quality facilities in Cedar Falls

Like you, I care about my community. I’ve watched it grow, evolve, celebrate, face challenges and grab opportunities. I am a proud product of …

June 28, 2015 6:00 am(0)

Denver bond will fund needs, not wants

Denver bond will fund needs, not wants

I attended the June 3 public meeting held to inform and prepare voters on the bond referendum being held Tuesday in regards to Denver Communit…

June 28, 2015 6:00 am(0)

Vote down Cedar Falls school bond plan

Vote down Cedar Falls school bond plan

The Cedar Falls School District has a budget of $160 million and gets $4 million per year in 1-cent option tax. The state just granted $50 mil…

June 28, 2015 6:00 am(4)

Racist hate continues to haunt U.S.

Racist hate continues to haunt U.S.

When I was a child, racially segregated schools were legal and in many parts of the country the norm.

June 28, 2015 6:00 am(2)

Discovering what truly is important

Discovering what truly is important

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy, wrote Gershwin. It’s true, at least when summer vacations roll around and beaches and mountains beckon.

June 21, 2015 6:00 am(0)

Clinton’s nonsense on voting

Clinton’s nonsense on voting

Last week a short editorial appeared in several newspapers chastising Republicans for opposing Hillary Clinton’s proposals for open voting. It…

June 21, 2015 6:00 am(13)

The birth of Sturgis Falls celebration

The birth of Sturgis Falls celebration

In 1975, the Black Hawk County Bicentennial Commission, chaired by Marvin Haugebak, was given the responsibility of contacting cities in Black…

June 21, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Get the facts on C.F. school bond issue

Get the facts on C.F. school bond issue

Smart. What is it? To be smart means you are intelligent, analytical and decisive. What does it get you? That question varies from person to p…

June 21, 2015 6:00 am(0)

End abuses done under the Patriot Act

End abuses done under the Patriot Act

When finding out someone who usually had a different point of view actually agreed with him, a former colleague of mine used to say, “Even a b…

June 14, 2015 6:00 am(3)

Who needs a professor?

Who needs a professor?

Evidently professors will soon be replaced by “robots,” according to a gee-whiz article by Dominic Basulto of The Washington Post.

June 14, 2015 6:00 am(4)

Minimum wage doesn’t provide for the bare minimum

Minimum wage doesn’t provide for the bare minimum

There is disagreement on where minimum wage should be set, but when full-time, minimum wage workers in Iowa fall below the poverty threshold i…

June 14, 2015 6:00 am(14)

Presidential hopefuls: We want to hear you talk about federal budget

Presidential hopefuls: We want to hear you talk about federal budget

When 94 percent of Republican and 74 percent of Democratic likely caucus-goers say the 2016 presidential candidates should be talking more abo…

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There's a storm brewing for U.S. farmers

There's a storm brewing for U.S. farmers

As daylight faded, the growing, mid-August thunderstorm chased us eastward across the Kansas plains. In the rearview mirror, it looked like so…

June 14, 2015 6:00 am(0)

Trans-Pacific Partnership won't help manufacturing in the U.S.

Trans-Pacific Partnership won't help manufacturing in the U.S.

On May 8, President Barack Obama gave a speech at Nike headquarters near Beaverton, Ore., in which he touted the Trans-Pacific Partnership, pa…

June 14, 2015 6:00 am(0)

Animal epidemics should be a wake-up call

Animal epidemics should be a wake-up call

Question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

June 07, 2015 6:00 am(1)

Photography can’t capture the moment

Photography can’t capture the moment

Just returned from five days in London, followed by five more in southern France. We traveled with 35 local folks, visiting British and French…

June 07, 2015 6:00 am(0)

Bureaucrats are inimical to progress

Bureaucrats are inimical to progress

There are two things we must understand if we are to rationally deal with modern organizations, ranging from local elementary schools to the n…

June 07, 2015 6:00 am(2)

Preserve Wonder building

Preserve Wonder building

When I moved to Waterloo about five years ago, I noticed several things as a newcomer. I noticed Waterloo is similar in its diversity and hist…

June 07, 2015 6:00 am(0)

The free enterprise system in the U.S. is dying

The free enterprise system in the U.S. is dying

The free enterprise system is dying, killed by the heavy hand of government.

June 07, 2015 6:00 am(1)

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