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What’s in a name?

William Shakespeare famously asked “what is in a name?” During my three years at Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) I have been answering less profound name questions: What is a Chancellor? Why does Iowa Valley use so many different names including Iowa Valley, Marshalltown ...

Who will help the women?

The first thing I did when Roe v. Wade was overturned was apologize to my daughters. The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision will affect them more than me. I’m 47, happily married and have my tubes tied. My daughters are 21 and 26. This decision changes their life. The ...

Yellowstone 2022

The temperature driving across Nebulous Nebraska reached 104 degrees. Someone else said it hit 109. Yikes, this is June! Of course we knew about the massive flooding in Yellowstone, but our destination was Flagg Ranch just south of Yellowstone and north of Grand Teton National Park. We ...

St. Teresa has some bad news for Republicans

“There are more tears shed over answered prayers than unanswered prayers,” St. Teresa of Avila said. Republicans may soon learn just how that works. It used to be that Republican politicians with no fixed views on abortion could pray loudly for an end to Roe v. Wade. They knew that their ...

Court restores culture of life

The cries from the left predicting the end of the world in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a familiar sound. We heard the same after the historic reform in welfare in 1996 when Aid to Families with Dependent Children, which effectively subsidized ...