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Stolen nights and places in between
It started as instinct. I was 10. I didn't have the words to summon an explanation.
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Carroll Incorporated: In our hearts, we aren’t Trump people
A Cedar Rapids television reporter asked me what I’d say is Carroll’s defining feature — what’s made me most proud to call our west-central reach of Iowa home.
Rural Western Iowa’s dangerous Republican egg-basketing
The soulless suburban sprawl spills out of Des Moines and other urban centers.
Thanks, Trump. Third World antics emerge in Arcadia, Iowa, parade
A 1941 International firetruck graced a summer field adjacent to U.S. Highway 30 here in western Iowa.
King could use N-word daily, still get re-elected here
Ladbrokes, a Goliath bookmaker in the United Kingdom, and organizations like it, lay odds on almost anything. If visiting London, you can bet on the U.S. presidential election, who will win, what party will prevail (the gaming ratios range, but Hillary Clinton is favored).
The towering competence of Tom Vilsack
Tom Vilsack is a George C. Marshall for our time.
The Butz of Trump’s commentary
What’s the difference between Donald Trump and Earl Butz?
In round after round Bertrand pounds King back on heels
Rick Bertrand, in a furious challenge to incumbency’s isolating and ego-inflating effects, landed bruising rhetorical punches on veteran U.S. Rep. Steve King during a GOP congressional primary debate in Sioux City Friday.
10 reasons Trump should select Joni Ernst as running mate
Donald Trump, the bombastic billionaire who has had defied convention, confounded expert prediction, punctured the business of punditry to obsolescence, now has his self-described large hands gripping the Republican presidential nomination.
His speech Tuesday from Trump Tower in New York City amounted to a rhetorical basketball net-cutting for this bracket-busting political run for the ages. All Trump needed was Bobby Knight (whom he had as a celebrity endorser), scissors and the “Hoosiers” soundtrack.
No crying over spilled popcorn and Dr Pepper
Yes, Bruce Willis’s character really being dead all along got me in “The Sixth Sense” — and the movie particularly creeped me as I watched it in 1999 during a hurricane north of Boston.
Do we trust King to talk Ted out of being Ted?
So the eager suitor shows up to collect your daughter for a date.
Why Hillary Clinton will select Elizabeth Warren as running mat
Let’s start with Hillary Clinton in her own words.
Join or die
Being hanged or drawn and quartered. Surely not relaxed ways to expire.
Dreams of Eisenhower in Trump’s mad reality
Whether followed tweet by tweet, or consumed in more middle-aged fashion on cable TV loops, the Republican free-for-all is showing kids exactly how to fight a bully.
Ernst vs. Vilsack: An all-Iowa vice presidential debate?
Iowa, the center of the political universe for the presidential parties’ nominating contests, should be pivotal in the November general election, too, not only as a swing state, but as home to two strong potential vice presidential candidates
Ted Cruz — the anti-George Bailey
Were Ted Cruz, the oily anti-ethanoler, the David Stockman-esque stooge for grain-price-depressing think-tankers, to fling himself into the icy waters of the Raccoon River Monday night, the suspense would start.
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