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Letter to the editor: Rep. Miller-Meeks is riding the Biden administration’s coattails

By Trish Nelson, Iowa City Riding on President Biden’s coattails, second-District Republican Marianette Miller-Meeks, who voted against the American Relief Plan, is making hay from a tour administering COVID-19 vaccine shots. She even sent a letter to President Biden offering “targeted, meaningful” coronavirus relief before voting to oppose the plan. If Democrats did not make […]

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Letter to the editor: Iowa Republicans are creating a firearms free-for-all

Submitted by Liz O’Hara Iowa’s Republican lawmakers are relentless in their drive to create a firearms free-for-all in our state. First, they ignored overwhelming public opposition and passed the gun lobby’s constitutional amendment, making “any and all” restrictions on the right to bear arms subject to “strict scrutiny” by the courts. They tried to assure […]

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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks voted against coronavirus relief, and against her constituents

By Trish Nelson, Iowa City Second-district Republican Marianette Miller-Meeks voted against coronavirus relief despite adding her name to a letter sent from freshman House Republicans to then President-elect Biden. In part it read, “we hope to work with you to extend targeted, meaningful coronavirus relief for families…” What is the point of offering help if […]

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Letter to the editor: Free speech and politics in Iowa

By Christina Bohannan, State Representative, Iowa House District 85; law professor, University of Iowa As a law professor, I am a strong defender of free speech. Defending free speech as a constitutional principle means defending the right of people to speak even when I disagree with their message. As a Democratic State Representative from Iowa […]

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Letter: Those affected by police violence have had no voice in Iowa City’s police reform planning

By Nicholas Theisen, Iowa City Why aren’t we centering the victims of police violence? This was the question I was left with after Tuesday night’s Iowa City Council meeting, in which council approved a Law Enforcement Liaison Partnership Agreement with CommUnity and Foundation 2, organizations that provide crisis services to the local area. City Manager […]

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