Letter to the editor: 13 should be lucky

By Olivia Lieberman, age 10, Iowa City Hello. My name is Olivia and I’m writing about the number 13 and why people think 13 is bad, specifically Friday the 13th. Did you know that there is a phobia named after fear of the number 13, called triskaidekaphobia? Fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia. […]

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Letter to the editor: Mediocrity won’t motivate

By Chad Cooper, Cedar Rapids The Iowa Democratic Party has had a rough year. First, the bungling of last February’s caucuses, and now a dismal showing in races across the state on Nov. 3. The elevation and financial backing of moderate, middle-of-the-road candidates clearly isn’t a winning strategy. It’s not effectively motivating progressives or swinging […]

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Letter to the editor: Count every vote

By Pat Bowen, Iowa City Voting is a sacred act, a way to shape public policy and transition our communities so they work for all of us. Our state and country are places where every vote should count. No matter what you look like, how much money you have or where you come from, it […]

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