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The narrative is the priority

According to the media, Kyle Rittenhouse was a white supremacist. According to the media, Kyle Rittenhouse was an active shooter. According to the media, Kyle Rittenhouse was a murderer. In reality, he was none of these. Kyle Rittenhouse was a 17-year-old young man who went to Kenosha, ...

Take steps now to conserve energy, reduce bill impacts this winter

As the holiday season approaches, we’re all looking forward to celebrating with those closest to us. But even with the warmth of holiday cheer, there’s no avoiding the cold weather that comes with winter in Iowa. At Alliant Energy, we’re committed to providing the safe and reliable ...

History has some bad news for Democrats

As in the 1880s, we live in an era of polarized partisan parity, in which changes of opinion among independent voters can sweep election results. One year ago, Joe Biden was elected president with 51 percent of the popular vote. Now, with his job approval down to 42 percent, his party is in ...

Political freeloaders are all around us

They are to the left of us. They are to the right. These are politicians who grandstand, who vote against their constituents’ interests, knowing that their tougher colleagues will do the hard work. Start with the right. Start with Marsha Blackburn, the U.S. senator from Tennessee. She ...