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There was a time in Iowa when voting meant trudging through the cold Iowa fall weather to your local polling place. That’s not the case anymore. Early voting, and eventually

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Let’s chat just for a moment about free speech. Many of us have been talking about that very subject recently, from NBA stars and league executives to Chinese government officials,

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I doubt this was the message administrators in Iowa City intended to send. But I don’t know how else to interpret the juxtaposition two recent news stories created. The first

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Former minor league baseball player J.D. Scholten, a Sioux Citian whose life is full of connections to western and central Iowa, is eager and charismatic and creative. We find Scholten to be more an open-minded listener than a Twitter maven or partisan provocateur.

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Remember being in middle school, and at first, you didn’t like a fellow student — or think you would? Maybe you fought on the playground. Sniped in gym class. But as we all know, many friendships, or at least relationships of respect, develop this way.

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