Category Archive: Columns

Jul 07 2017

History favors Reynolds in match against Corbett

Important historical precedents provide an intriguing backdrop to the recently announced challenge to Gov. Kim Reynolds by Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, the former speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives.

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May 11 2017

HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL: FEDERAL CONCEALED-CARRY IS NEEDED NOW

On May 1, a black separatist named Kendrex White stabbed three white men and an Asian on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, in what’s been described as a hate crime. One of White’s victims, freshman Harrison Brown, died.

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Apr 17 2017

Ron’s Older Brother Was No Cypher

J. Neil “Moon” Reagan helped to line up his younger brother’s employment with General Electric and as the host of TV’s “Death Valley Days.” In Frank Gannon’s review (Bookshelf, Feb. 5) of the otherwise excellent book “The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980” by Thomas C. Reed, the late President’s brother, J. Neil Reagan, is “dismissed as a …

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May 11 2016

JFK’s United States is as gone as his party

John F. Kennedy would’ve been 99 on May 29. Had he lived as long as his mother and grandmother, he’d still be with us. But the America he so proudly served – as a Navy officer in World War II, in Congress and as president – is now a different country. The lives of many …

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Feb 09 2015

Politics by mob must end

On Jan. 19 protesters throughout the U.S. hijacked the Martin Luther King holiday. Instead of honoring Dr. King, they disrupted commerce in several major cities. In November and December 2014, looting by rioters angry at racially diverse grand juries for not indicting cops in Missouri and New York were facilitated by a lack of leadership.

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