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Trump lost popular vote

Donald Trump said he was robbed because he wasn’t reelected. Trump lost the popular vote by around 4 million votes, which also cost him the electoral college. Should we have the electoral college to elect other government officials? That would give the person who loses the popular vote a ...

Iowa River Hospice provides quality care

When curative care turns to comfort care please consider your choices of hospice provider carefully. You do have a choice in hospice care and all hospices aren’t the same. We are the only local hospice, founded in 1983 by a dedicated group of volunteers that saw a need and worked diligently ...

Please protect Iowa River Hospice

I grew up in Marshalltown and knew Charlie, Mid, and Lisa Lander very well. From the first capital campaign request in 2007, I realized that Lisa Lander Holmberg, Kris Johnson Geiger and Carmi Trullinger Olson were going to easily fulfill Mid Lander’s dream of a Hospice Home in ...

Fascism beginning in our country

This 92 year old minister, who lived during World War II, saw how fascism came into being. Hitler and the Nazi Party would tell lies — one right after another — until the people began to believe those lies. Christian people living in Germany believed those lies. In many ways, this is ...

Grieving has nothing to do with politics

People of Iowa, we are in deep trouble. We cannot get the truth from most public people. Joe Fisher’s article, “Iowa Dems target Ernst for COVID relief” - the articles mixes the pain of death with the confirmation of a court justice. If you are mourning a family death, politics should ...

Napolitano column was concerning

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

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 ...

Abolish two party system

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 ...

Napolitano column was concerning

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 ...

Hold elected representatives accountable

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 ...

Please vote for Tony Reed

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 ...

Sad to see protest covered

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 ...

Where would you be?

Dear Editor, One question for the five young women on the front page photo of the October 7, Times-Republican: Where would you be today if your mothers would have had abortions when pregnant with you?

Plenty pro-life signs available

To those who took the Tony Reed and “Vote Pro Life” signs from our front yard and the yards of two of our neighbors - you didn’t have to do that. Tony would be happy to furnish you signs and there are plenty of pro-life signs available as well. Nevertheless, we are happy you want to ...

Vote Thurston for Supervisor

Thomas Thurston would be a wonderful Marshall County Supervisor. Here are my top reasons to vote for Thomas Thurston: • Since Tommy started kindergarten, I have loved watching him grow from a wide-eyed, enthusiastic child to a diligent, earnest student to a responsible, hard-working and ...

Consider these things when voting

For decades, Democrats have accused Republicans of wanting to eliminate or reduce Social Security. More recently, Democrats accuse Republicans of doing the same to Medicare. They also charge that Republicans wish to deny benefits to those who may have pre-existing conditions. This is a farce. ...

Don’t be deceived by Joni Ernst

For years I’ve been hearing about votes Joni Ernst has made in the Senate, almost always the wrong votes in my view. Last night in the debate with Theresa Greenfield, Joni tried to repeatedly emphasize doing things in a bipartisan manner, that she has done bipartisan bills and she will ...

Those who pay taxes, take responsibility

If anything will bring our country down, it will be the laggards in the high and upper income groups of our society who pay no taxes.  These “citizens” often have the attitude that they are wiser and more competent than those of us who actually take responsibility and annually pay our ...

Thank public school system for education

After listening to so much disagreement about who is to blame for all the current issues in our country today, particularly schools, I felt compelled to put a few random thoughts onto paper. Foolish leaders are blaming either the left or right for everything rather than working out a ...

RBG’s death is relevant

With all due respect for the passing of Justice Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there are many tributes. Upon admiring her strength for some time and even purchasing her workout book, it’s important to me to share a few thoughts. For many who experience this somber day and think — other than ...