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Posted by Melody Dworak | Jan 26, 2009

My arms are quivering a little while I type this--I just finished working out and my arms feel like Jello without the mold. I was supposed to have been working...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Jan 23, 2009

It's almost impossible to avoid consorting with the massive multi-national banks these days, save the ol' stuffing-banknotes-under-your-mattress trick. But, if the recent mismanagement of these investment giants hasn't already pushed...

Posted by Brian Schmarje | Jan 14, 2009

My Grandfather had a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. He taught classes, was involved in the state legislature and founded a business. My Dad has an M.B.A. I always felt my parents...

Posted by Gloria Williams | Jan 14, 2009

Imagine being 14 years old when you arrive in Pakistan to learn English and study information technology. Then imagine being arrested, tortured and taken to Guantanamo Bay as an “enemy...

Posted by Paul Sorenson | Jan 14, 2009

Obama keeps sending me emails. It’s been two months since the campaign breakup, and while I appreciate that he still relies on me, talks to me, thanks me — it’s...

Posted by Soheil Rezayazdi | Jan 14, 2009

August 13, second day on the job. The 12th I spent in Barack Obama’s Iowa City office, blasting his Facebook supporters with mass emails. The promotion du jour: the senator’s...

Posted by Dr. Star | Jan 14, 2009

FOR EVERYONE ~ A watershed moment. Many things are moving forward. Many other things are up in the air and will remain there for some time. The powers that be...

Posted by Sara Pralle | Jan 14, 2009

On the campaign trail President-Elect Barack Obama made a commitment to revitalize the economy with green-collar jobs as part of his overall energy initiative. After he takes office on January...

Posted by Thomas Dean | Jan 14, 2009

January 20 is approaching. The “hope-mongers,” as Barack Obama jokingly called himself at a Northwest Junior High campaign rally in December 2007, cling to visions of revolutionary social transformation. The...

Posted by Kelly Ostrem | Jan 14, 2009

Little Village is making a New Year's Resolution to get fit. You can too. A lot of New Year’s resolutions start out as good intensions, but by the time February...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Jan 6, 2009

When I relocated to Iowa City, one of my major fears was missing out on the outdoors activities that make the winters bearable (and the make the spring, summer falls...

Posted by Brian Schmarje | Dec 5, 2008

On October 14, 2008, seven men slept on a porch huddled under blankets in Iowa City in the cold and rain. Father Ken has lived in the parish house for...

Posted by Kelly Ostrem | Dec 5, 2008

Amidst the family, friends and festivities that the holidays bring, an unwelcome aspect of the season always seems to creep up. In a season that is supposed to bring good...

Posted by Kurt Michael Friese | Dec 5, 2008

I have read a seemingly unending stream of open letters to the President-Elect, each doling out copious amounts of advice and admonition for the new administration. While I realize that...