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A view of the economy

On Tuesday, May 14, an editorial appeared in the TR by Stephen Moore. I would like to respond to his article which painted the economy as all doom and gloom. He did not cite any sources, so the information was no doubt just his opinion. 1. The stock market closed above 400 this week for the ...

Moral reckonings

Even in spite of the current decadent and oppressive moral atmosphere dominating Iowa politics today, there are still refreshing breaths of fresh air. Unitarian-Universalist churches and fellowships (often called “UU’s”) have had a long and positive historic presence throughout America, ...

Rule of law

On March 30, 2023 a grand jury of citizens brought an indictment against Donald Trump in New York. These were not Democratic henchmen, but citizens randomly chosen who looked at the evidence and thought it deserved a trial. It was assigned to Justice Merchan presiding over criminal matters, ...

City council vs. Cartwright Downtown Farmer’s Market

The Marshalltown City Council is being unsupportive of the Cartwright Downtown Farmer’s Market. This market is important to the 30+ almost 40 vendors that participate in it on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The council ignored that we needed two driveways into our parking lot. We know only one ...

Where do rights come from?

Secularism is defined as the indifference to or rejection or exclusion of religion. Our society is relegating religion to the confines inside the walls of our homes and churches. Secularists claim science and reason is the basis for explaining truth. We humans are simply a product of ...

Feenstra should take a stand against endless wars

In Randy Feenstra’s letter to the Times Republican newspaper, he truly showed his great love to our American veterans. At the same time Randy Feenstra shows his 100 percent support of the billions of dollars that is being spent on our never ending wars. In 2022, when military contractors made ...