February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Opinions

One state’s sharp turn to the right

DES MOINES, Iowa   After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors.  More...

The death of a family hero

We buried one of my heroes on Friday. She was my mother-in-law.  In the case of Helen Boyle, hero might be a form of understatement. More...

It’s time to take ‘911’ off speed dial

If you see something, say something.  That campaign, launched in New York after 9/11 and rolled out nationally in 2010, suggests that anyone and anything we see could be out to get us, so our job is to immediately alert the authorities.  More...

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Trump has media crying … all the way to the bank

Donald Trump’s tweet about the media’s being “the enemy of the American people” was a classic distraction — in this case, from questions swirling around his team’s troubling ties with our Russian adversaries. More...