THE CONVERSATION — A number of prominent figures have called for some sort of regulation of Facebook – including one of the company’s co-founders and a venture capitalist who was one of Facebook’s early backers.

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On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that, if adopted by the Senate and signed into law by the president, will mean major changes for retirement plan participants.

As the Illinois legislative session comes to a close, the majority party is struggling to bring forth its legislative agenda announced in the Governor’s address in February. One proposal, the graduated income tax, has been getting a lot of airtime since the November election.

Few things offend Bernie Sanders as much as people escaping from command-and-control government systems, even minority students whose parents are desperate to get their kids a decent education.

Supporters of abortion rights are fond of saying that Roe v. Wade is "settled law." The phrase is supposed to convey a finality that borders on irrevocability. But, of course, what the Supreme Court gives, the Supreme Court can take away. That appears to be the reasoning behind the new laws …

I’m going to keep hammering away on the Medicare fraud theme since there seems to be a lot of it! I wrote in my last column about Medicare fraud in the form of telemarketing calls offering free orthotic braces, and even some folks receiving unordered boxes of braces. That particular scheme d…

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THE CONVERSATION — Seven Democratic presidential candidates gathered on national television early in the 1988 campaign to debate each other.

Dear Mr. Mayor, City Council, City Attorney and Iowa HSUS Representative Preston Moore,

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As college and high school graduations take place, thousands of select students will step to podiums to deliver their graduating class’s farewell remarks at commencement ceremonies throughout the United States.

Education is one of three impacts areas the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa focuses on. These focuses help create a strong and sustainable community. United Way's educational goal is to ensure that youth gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials in order to be prepared for the workforce…

The surprise about the big New York Times story on Donald Trump's tax returns is that there are no real surprises.

With all of the violence, shootings and the wars, it all seems to never stop.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a daughter (almost 31 years) who is concerned about Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome. Her maternal grandmother has been diagnosed with that condition. She is interested in seeking out a genetic test for the condition to learn if she is susceptible. She was referred to a co…

DEAR ANNIE: I'm caught in a cycle of being too busy, tired and stressed out to ask my family for help with household chores. My husband tries, and he helps a bit, but the kids only chip in a little when I ride them. I've tried schedules, rewards and taking away privileges. But in the end, it…

DEAR ANNIE: I am in a relationship with a 71-year-old woman. I am 72. We have a lot in common and our relationship has moved toward moving in together. We have been intimate, but when we are, there is no passion on her part. Even after extensive foreplay, she has no passion. She just lies th…

DEAR DR. ROACH: In December, I developed an abscess in my jaw from food getting caught in my tooth. I went to see a local dentist who prescribed clindamycin and metronidazole. I came down with a case of C. difficile. I have since found evidence that multiple antibiotics and clindamycin are c…

The last thing the world needs is more of Robert Mueller's commentary, but Congress is determined to have him hold forth at a public hearing.

Last week's column discussed Dr. Thomas Sowell's newest book "Discrimination and Disparities," which is an enlarged and revised edition of an earlier version. In this review, I am going to focus on one of his richest chapters, titled "Social Visions and Human Consequences." Sowell challenges…

I’d like to ask your readers: Do you stutter? Do you know someone who does? Most people do. More than 3 million Americans and 70 million people across the globe stutter, but sadly it is still quite misunderstood. Help us change that.

A March 25 television program about 9/11 brought back so many heart-wrenching memories. It was about firefighters losing one of their own.

Thank you for a great article on Wild Bob’s Big Show on April 29. It captures the Finch Fund’s purpose and mission very well. Thanks also to all Herald staff for the fantastic support that you’ve shown us, starting with a great article on our president, Greg Fier, by Winona Whitaker a few we…

Global experts predict that, in the coming decade, the failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change will be the most dangerous risk communities face. Specifically, that risk includes rising seas, more severe weather, dirtier air, and food and water crises. Our military and national securi…

Currently, a person who rents a hotel room for more than 31 consecutive days pays no state or local excise tax on the entire stay – which isn’t fair, right?

WASHINGTON -- Middlebury College in Vermont kicked off this year's college disinvitation season on April 17, canceling a speech by anti-liberal Polish philosopher Ryszard Legutko hours before his scheduled talk. The success of social-justice-seeking "woke" students in shutting down campus sp…

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the referees."

On Saturday, April 27, KT3 Fitness in downtown Fulton hosted a benefit for local Fulton High School athlete Trae VanZuiden and his family in an attempt to alleviate the stress of medical bills. Trae was recently diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and had been receiving chemotherap…

The staff and I at United Way of Clinton County, Iowa would like to thank to community for participating in our Flowers Just Because fundraiser on April 24. We were able to distribute just over 400 bouquets of spring flowers in two hours. We could not have done so without our fantastic volun…

No one enjoys getting impeached, and if it happens to him, Donald J. Trump will be no exception.

I went to Paul's Discount yesterday, and there were very few parking spots available. I found the items I needed, then just wandered the crowded aisles for a bit. Reminiscing.

With his Twitter blast at former Vice President Joe Biden's entry into the 2020 presidential race, President Donald Trump paid him the high compliment of an insult tweet.

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Maximizing a home down payment can make sense: The bigger the down payment, the lower the monthly mortgage bill and the better the chance of building equity more quickly.

DEAR ANNIE: My wife and I have a perpetual disagreement with each other about cleaning. I tend to be neat and organized. My wife tends to be messy and disorganized. I'm constantly extolling the virtues of organization to her, and she'll agree and understand, but never implement.

I'll admit that I've been wishy-washy about this.

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The conservative media world, along with all but a few Republican members of Congress, are in the process of handing Vladimir Putin his greatest victory yet. They are ignoring the copious evidence in the Mueller report that Russia interfered in our election -- and continues to do so. Pace Ja…

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La Vora Flemming, 91, of Miles, Iowa, died Friday, May 24, 2019 at Mill Valley Care Center, Bellevue, Iowa. Arrangements are pending at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Preston, Iowa.

Patricia L. "Patty" Lee age 59 Clinton, died Thursday May 23, 2019 at MercyOne Medical Center, Clinton. Cremation rites will be accorded and memorial service held at a later date. Pape Funeral Home assisting the family.

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