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Letter to the editor: A grown-up Christmas list

By Chad Cooper, Cedar Rapids A pandemic has raged for nearly 10 months in our nation. The government considers $1,800 for the year sufficient to cover the gap. Members of government got vaccinated from a potentially deadly virus for the holidays. You might get $600. We’ve witnessed numerous Black men, women, and children murdered on […]

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Letter to the editor: Shouldn’t every vote count?

By Linda Quinn, Iowa City Shouldn’t every vote count? Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District’s election contest with the United States House is vital in figuring out the accuracy of Iowa’s electoral system. The vote counting and reporting process has been marred by errors and inconsistencies. Now with the state certifying the results even though the margin […]

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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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