Editor’s Note: Due to a technical error, a letter to the editor published Feb. 12 and attributed to Dr. Anis Ansari was printed in error. This is Dr. Ansari’s correct submission.

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The last few weeks showed us what a pretty tough winter looks like. You didn’t need to read a newspaper or check Facebook to learn that from me. Tough weather like this puts a strain on people and machines, and one of the machines strained the most lately were furnaces. Mine included. One of…

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The last few weeks showed us what a pretty tough winter looks like. You didn’t need to read a newspaper or check Facebook to learn that from me. Tough weather like this puts a strain on people and machines, and one of the machines strained the most lately were furnaces. Mine included. One of…

This past Sunday was the Chinese New Year, and our very own Pangaea International Academy held an event celebrating the Year of the Pig.

THE CONVERSATION — There’s an old saying, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” In other words, before you give up, take matters into your own hands and try a little harder.

This week, I’ll share three letters from people who were no longer participating in their 401(k)s and thus regretted not being able to compete for the 401(k) Champion Award (www.juliejason.com/award).

The House Education Committee on Wednesday braved the cold weather to meet with the director of the Iowa Department of Education as well as the division heads to discuss how some of Iowa’s education initiatives are doing.

The fundamental offense of the Covington Catholic High School kids wasn’t so much allegedly mobbing, mocking or getting in the face of an American Indian drummer at the Lincoln Memorial.

It is difficult to discern what is on the mind of the markets amid wide intraday swings over the past month. A series of worries have accumulated that threatens what is becoming one of the longest and strongest bull markets in history. There is no shortage of possible candidates ranging from…

Half or a quarter of the way through this interesting experiment with an incessantly splenetic presidency, much of the nation has become accustomed to daily mortifications. Or has lost its capacity for embarrassment, which is even worse.

This Monday, legislators in Des Moines were sworn in, marking the beginning of the 88th General Assembly of the Iowa House of Representatives.

President Donald Trump met several times with Russian President Vladimir Putin while no other American was privy to the communication except for a State Department interpreter.

President Trump evoked the Wounded Knee massacre in a recent tweet reacting to an Instagram video Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted on New Year’s Eve, the day after she announced she was forming an exploratory committee for a possible presidential run.

What if a simple policy could save tens of thousands of people every year from a deeply unpleasant treatment followed by early death? A policy that would disproportionately help the most disadvantaged? While actually saving taxpayer money?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called Green New Deal makes the obligatory nod to the original New Deal, but FDR’s handiwork is much too modest an antecedent.

Ours is an uneasy age. Social mores are changing so fast that people in their early 30s have started muttering about the "kids these days." Formerly safe corners of the economy are being swept bare, so that even people with good, steady jobs are anxious about how long they'll be able to keep…

It’s a wonder that Democrats haven’t staked out a negotiating position demanding the destruction of already-existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In discussions about the so-called “digital divide” between the haves and the have nots, the common wisdom is that we need to get more computers and internet access into the hands of minority and rural children.

THE CONVERSATION — Many of us will start out the New Year by making a list of resolutions – changes we want to make to be happier such as eating better, volunteering more often, being a more attentive spouse and so on. But, as we know, we will often fail. After a few failures we will typical…

Nearly four decades have passed since Darrell Siggers basted a turkey on Christmas Eve. The 54-year-old Detroiter was released from prison in August, after serving 34 years for a murder he didn't commit.

Never before has a former FBI director boasted about taking advantage of an administration’s disorganization for his own ends.

Periodically, YWCA members, staff and volunteers are featured highlighting the many facets of our community in which they’re a part of. This month, YWCA Clinton member Tom Whalen shares why he feels the YWCA pool is a necessary community resource.

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Periodically, YWCA members, staff and volunteers are featured highlighting the many facets of our community in which they’re a part of. This month, long-time YWCA aquatic instructor Martha Truax discusses how the YWCA pool has benefitted her and why it is a necessary community resource.

A kinder, gentler snow is falling over Main Street in Litchfield, Connecticut, as we step out of the restaurant. The flakes are tiny dancers swirling in the air, a thousand points of light.

Shakespeare famously wrote of the “sceptered isle” of Britain acting as a moat “against the envy of less happier lands.”

‘Twas the month after the election, when all through the house

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Editor's Note: Periodically, YWCA members, staff and volunteers are featured highlighting the many facets of our community in which they’re a part of. This month, YWCA member and former YWCA Board of Directors member Tami Leavens discusses why the YWCA pool is a necessary community resource.

It’s roughly the three-week anniversary of CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly telling President Donald Trump at a press conference that the migrant caravan is “hundreds and hundreds of miles away” and “not an invasion,” and objecting to a campaign ad that showed migrants climbing border wall…

Happy Thanksgiving – the day to be grateful for all that we have while celebrating with family and friends.

Joe Biden is a gaffe-prone 75-year-old Washington veteran – who is exactly what Democrats need.

The midterms suggest that President Donald Trump needs to double down on populism, just not the sort that’s been his signature to this point.

This month, following an election season that intensified discord even among family and friends, my colleagues and I in the Clinton Ministerial Association watch and work for signs of hope, reconciliation, and gratitude – in the community we cherish and in the wider world.

It appears journalists are headed for a defining moment with President Donald Trump over the right of the press to ask him tough questions in a manner the president considers rude and hostile.

In the overtime of the 2018 elections, the left can’t decide whether it opposes casting doubt on election results or insists on it.

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Midterm losses typically humble a sitting president of the United States, but Donald Trump is beyond humbling.

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The midterm elections are finally over, and we can finally get on to ... no, not Thanksgiving and Christmas. We can get on to what we’ve all been waiting for — the 2020 presidential election campaign!

On Veterans Day, Americans drape the Stars and Stripes around their neighborhoods, businesses promote U.S. flags alongside their holiday discounts, and public officials display them on government buildings.

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