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Letters to the Editor

Says Democrat national officials try to discredit Bernie

Letter to the Editor:As I write this, the Democratic Party Caucus of Iowa is in disarray and fully confused. First, the Des Moines Register poll is kept secret, its results hidden. Next, hours and hours later (maybe days and weeks later?) the Democrat state headquarters is frantically trying to ...

Rep. Fisher challenges Iowa Public EmployeeRetirement System charges

Letter to the Editor:When I first read Anne Michael's recent letter regarding the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) I wasn't going to respond. Her claims about IPERS weren't just wrong, they were incoherent, so I thought few would pay attention to it.In her letter Anne claimed ...

Wonders if Amy “can even claim to be a Democrat”

Letter to the Editor:Down with AmyAmy Klobuchar claims to be the best Democratic candidate to win the Presidential race because she has so often succeeded by "reaching across the aisle" in her home state.Let's set the record straight. The Minnesota Wildlife Organization reports that Amy has ...

Urges support for new South Tama Middle School addition

Letters to the Editor:We will soon vote to build a new middle school. While the education and safety of our children is always the first concern, the quality of our schools has another important impact.All growing and successful communities have growing and successful schools. To continue to ...

Likes John Sheda’s column, but…

Letter to the Editor:Mr. John Sheda, I always enjoy your articles and good funny stores. But your pick for Super Bowl is disappointing for you. It's going to be K.C. Chiefs over S.F. 49ers by 14 points. And it's going to be fun fast battle for the trophy.Also I liked your Xmas vacation in ...

Says Fisher holding up House debate

Letter to the Editor:Representative Dean Fisher, Iowa House District 72, is holding up House debate on a bipartisan bill. A bill ending the further construction of factory animal confinements until the state government fixes the current pollutant mess. Legislative support is from scores of ...

Iowa Public Employees Retirement System concern

Letter to the Editor:This letter is basically of concern to those who are contributing to Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS )- city workers, librarians, teachers, police and others. Your IPERS is an excellent retirement, so your investment in it each paycheck will pay off. It is ...

Questions South Tama bond vote

Letter to the Editor:I was happy when I heard the news- No property tax increase. They're going to build a school and do it without raising property taxes. That's all we asked. I thought to myself, "Good for them," they listened, and they figured out how to build their school without overtaxing ...

Let’s break silence and talk about mental health on the farm

As this year nears its end, the Grassley family is grateful for another fall harvest. Like other family farms across Iowa, our three-generation farming operation experiences many of the uncertainties blanketing our profession.For starters, our livelihoods are at the mercy of Mother ...

System of Capitalism is inherently morbid and destructive

Letter to the Editor:The New YearBy now, we should realize that the entire economic system of Capitalism is inherently morbid and destructive. The very survival of this system depends upon constant growth ... growth of populations, growth of wealth, growth of products, growth of consumption, ...