Tag Archives: Women

Sally Mason outrage glosses over cultural reality

I had the pleasure last night to catch up with a western Iowa friend and colleague who said he would like to read my take on the recent controversy surrounding University of Iowa President Sally Mason. And since I’ve taken a few day of vacation this week, there’s no excuse for my not indulging him […]

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Telemedicine, even for abortion, is about access

There were many things said during the Iowa House discussion on telemedicine abortion Tuesday night, but one sentence by Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell deserves repeating right here at the top. “This bill has nothing to do with safety,” the Story County Democrat said. Despite the fact that a medication abortion — whether accessed via an in-person […]

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Send condolences, support to Mary Wolfe

While making a last sweep of the social media feeds tonight, I happened across a tweet from Dave Price of WHO-TV in Des Moines. I skimmed it the first time, had to shake my head, and then went back and read it more slowly about three times before I worked up the courage to click […]

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Judge offers Branstad civic primer in juvenile home order

If you love a good legal opinion, the recent order in the Iowa Juvenile Home saga by Scott Rosenberg, judge in Iowa’s 5th Judicial District, should be placed on your “must read” list. It’s part hand smacking and a whole lot of elementary civics discussion. Before we get to the best bits, here’s a quick […]

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ICYMI: Joni Ernst offers SOTU video response

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, a Red Oak Republican seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, filed her own video response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Ernst, the only woman among a congested field of GOP candidates for the seat being vacated by Tom Harkin, currently serves as an assistant Republican leader in […]

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