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Stuck at the intersection of church and state

Americans debate a lot of things. Such discussions most often lead, if the participants are willing, to basic issues of fairness and justice. We ask each other why things happen in our world and why such-and-such should be a priority or a non-priority. Our answers to those questions stem from our individual belief system — […]

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Video: Cindy Golding, Values Bus riders talk marriage

MARION — A handful of voters in Iowa Senate District 18 gathered in the Walmart parking lot Monday morning to hear from Republican candidate Cindy Golding and several social conservative groups that have supported her bid. As is typically the case with most whistle stops of the Values Bus in Iowa, members of the media […]

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Poll: Liz Mathis has slight lead in SD 18

Poll results released late Sunday evening show Democrat Liz Mathis holding a six-point lead over Republican Cindy Golding in Tuesday’s special election for Iowa Senate District 18. Tom Jenson, director of Public Policy Polling, said, “The numbers suggest that Mathis is just a stronger candidate than Golding.” Overall, 52 percent of respondents said they would […]

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NOM promotes, distorts Cindy Golding’s marriage strategy

The Washington, D.C. based National Organization for Marriage has proven it has no qualms about spending thousands in Iowa’s Senate District 18 to stir the pot on gay marriage. The group also appears to have no qualms about assigning its own talking points to Republican candidate Cindy Golding. As The Iowa Independent previously reported, NOM […]

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John Archer: Social issues aren’t most important

WILTON — For those not already aware, there are two politicians in Iowa named John Archer. One is a West Liberty Democrat making a repeat attempt to unseat state Rep. Jeff Kaufmann, a Wilton Republican. The other is a Quad Cities Republican hoping to earn his party’s nomination for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District and go […]

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