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Napolitano column was concerning

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Editor’s note: The incorrect version of this letter was previously published. I understand and support the need for newspapers to present different points of view, and I’m thankful that the T-R does so. However, I feel that the column “What if We Ignore the Government?” by Andrew ...

Enjoys T-R coverage, columnists

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I really enjoyed Times-Republican reporter Joe Fisher’s report Mental Health strain on our residents during COVID, derecho and politics. We are all trying to handle it in our own way. I like Paul Daniel’s statement that “Hope is not Canceled” in the lives of people who are willing to ...

After the election, hobby therapy

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Anew right-wing lie, promoted by Donald Trump Jr. and making the rounds on social media, is that you never see people with Biden signs in their yards flying the American flag from their porches. A conservative neighbor shared a version of this on his Facebook page, and the only reason I heard ...

Biden yelling at reporters is OK?

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Joe Biden’s campaign announced another “lid” on Monday morning, during which it is avoiding all contact with reporters leading up to the Thursday-night debate. Biden acts like each reporter is highly contagious with the coronavirus. On Oct. 16, CBS News 2020 campaign reporter Bo ...

Farmers and meatpackers are teaming up

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For family farmers like Hans Breitenmoser, the odds of catching COVID-19 on the job are slim. Social distancing is not exactly a challenge when you’re farming more than 1,300 acres in rural Wisconsin. But Breitenmoser is one of many Wisconsin farmers who are showing solidarity with others ...

Abolish two party system

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There is certainly plenty of hypocrisy, fault and blame to go around with our current political parties. Both have put party before country which we as American citizens shouldn’t allow to continue. As an Independent I can cast my ballot for the better candidates rather than as a block like ...

Fear and Loathing in the Democratic Party

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For the past four years, the national story about the Republican Party has been that President Donald Trump has damaged it, if not destroyed it; that it is in utter disarray and rife with internal dissension; that its voters are fleeing; and that the party must distance itself from Trump if it ...

Napolitano column was concerning

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I understand and support the need for newspapers to present different points of view, and I’m thankful that the T-R does so. However, I feel that the column “What if we ignore the government?” by Andrew Napolitano, which was published on Oct. 15, was alarmingly provocative.  There ...

Holiday Stroll set for Nov. 21 in Marshalltown

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The Holiday Stroll is like a family reunion, a time when we see our friends and neighbors and we all come together for the same purpose - to enjoy the spirit of camaraderie, celebrating the kick off of the holiday season. The Marshalltown community and visitors come together to enjoy good food ...

Hold elected representatives accountable

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Upon receipt of our property tax bill due 2020/21, we were shocked at a 20 percent increase. This, while corn, soybean, and cattle prices have been decreasing; a derecho struck and caused damage to crops, trees and structures in Marshall County; and we continue to suffer under the impact of the ...

Barrett’s ‘originalist’ stance is the only one that makes sense

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Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is an “originalist.” Given that originalism is a term coined by lawyers, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that there are many different flavors of originalism. But, as Barrett explained in her confirmation hearings, they all share ...

Please vote for Tony Reed

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I write in support of District 71 candidate for state representative, Tony Reed. I find Tony less of a “politician” and more of a “regular guy.” We need more of the latter. He listens to people and does not rush to judgment. He strives to understand their point of view. I find this very ...

Young climate activists like me need support from older generations

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As a student passionate about environmental sustainability, I find sustainable living very empowering. I navigate this empowerment through the values within my faith. Although a sustainable lifestyle isn’t an easy journey, it’s very rewarding. Faith calls each of us in our own way across ...

Sad to see protest covered

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What a sad note in the Times-Republican’s article Oct. 7. They gave a very small group of six or eight kids a very large space in their newspaper. These kids protested against a church that has put out crosses on church property for years to remember millions of aborted babies that will never ...

What if we ignore the government?

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What if we all start a return to normal life now that the government says the worst of the pandemic is behind us? What if we all make conscious choices to move about as before or to stay sheltered, based on our own exercise of our own informed free wills and not on the basis of governmental ...

Lead poisoning prevention

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It is a topic that most parents will glance over, yet it remains a significant health concern for children. With the Iowa Lead Poisoning Prevention week fast approaching, here are some important details people need to know from the Iowa Department of Public Health. What is lead ...

Michigan governor kidnap plot shows danger of vigilantes

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My closest friend spent his working life in law enforcement. He handled everything from minor traffic violations to homicides, with assorted robberies, break-ins, vandalism and domestic assaults in between. Sadly, Denny has been gone for three years. Among his family’s treasured possessions ...

Debate or not debate?

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What a crazy month these last six days have been. On Thursday, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the next face-to-face debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and current COVID-19 patient Donald Trump would be faces only, via a virtual event. “To protect the ...

Amy Coney Barrett has no business ruling on this election

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Well before Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the United States Supreme Court, every step in the frenzied process had seemed terribly amiss. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his party are playing by two sets of rules, ramming through Donald Trump’s nomination to fill a Supreme ...