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Sunday, June 26, 2016
Readers Respond (06/21/16)
When I spoke at the Rockefeller Fund Conference on Pipelines and Eminent Domain last week, I emphasized that if we're going to argue against the abuse of eminent domain for a pipeline, we truly have to get to know the landowners and tribes who sit in a pipeline company's crosshairs. (Read the full text of my speech here.)...
Time for a Nonviolent Assault on Our Blood-Stained Congress (06/14/16)
After the horrific shooting in Orlando there are some facts we might want to consider: A homegrown (US-born, US citizen) Islamist terrorist committed the worst mass shooting in US history. The NRA defends the right of everyone--including terrorists--to obtain, possess, load, and carry assault weapons...
Iowa school choice is the right choice (06/14/16)
The Iowa General Assembly (IGA) needs to change the K-12 educational system for Iowa students from the current geographical-assignment system to a complete school-choice plan where the tax money allocated follows the child as soon as possible in order to bring all the benefits research has shown these plans provide to our state. ...
The Greatest? (06/13/16)
The world will memorialize Muhammad Ali. He was the greatest fighter to ever set foot in the ring. He was kind, true to his faith and loved by all. Muslims want peace but fight in wars all over the world. When he was heavyweight champion, and a multimillionaire, he hired the lawyers, lost three years of boxing, and went to the Supreme Court to get out of the draft. ...
Soccer and the flag (06/13/16)
After hearing and reading some of the reactions to pictures in local papers I feel a little more information may be helpful. First of all, I was the one in charge of the welcome home for our State Runner-Up Soccer team. That was what was being celebrated that night when the team returned. ...