Opinion

08/09/2017 - 9:55am

Each new week seems to bring with it a headline or development more depressing than the last for those who play the masochistic game of paying attention to politics, and the last few were no exception. I don’t even know where to begin.

           

By a margin of 45 to 20 percent...

07/26/2017 - 9:29am
I won’t lie and proclaim myself the world’s most enthusiastic Linkin Park diehard, but for people my age, it’s hard to overstate how ubiquitous the band was during the time period when most of us were first becoming music fans. The nine-note piano introduction to “In the End” will be etched in our brains for eternity...
07/12/2017 - 9:55am
I spent the third of July in the parking lot of the Meskwaki Casino anxiously waiting for the fireworks show mired in ideas I couldn’t seem to shake from my conscience: maturity, patriotism in the age of Trump, who’s Captain Ahab and who’s Moby Dick in the relationship between our president and that cable channel he’s...
06/21/2017 - 9:57am
I’ve taken a fair amount of flak since the publishing of my last column (“Let’s Build a Shrine to Trump,” June 8), and a few misconceptions seem to have arisen: that 1) I dislike or have a problem with the Grundy County Board of Supervisors, and 2) I’m a mindless shill for the Democratic orthodoxy with a blind,...
06/21/2017 - 9:54am
Hi Rob,  My daughters want me to ignore him. They are very upset about his name-calling. But I do have a rather well written letter I've worked on. But not sure what I'll do with it. I'd like to get in a one or two line stinger but haven't come up with anything yet.   And, yes, during my time as editor of The Record, I...
06/14/2017 - 9:42am
Dear Mr. Maharry, I don't take any great pleasure in telling you this (yeah, right), but you were PUNKED, and you used about a foot and a half of newspaper column space to make a complete fool of yourself.  You actually think Harlyn Riekena was serious about the Trump statue!  You think he's nothing but a cranky old farmer with...
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