Obama’s diplomacy is notable not laughable

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Global Affairs | 0 comments

WHO radio talk-show host Simon Conway provided the expected contemptible dismissal of President Obama’s handling of the Syrian crisis with his “America is the laughingstock of the world” claims (Political Mercury, Sept. 19). Conway said he had more respect for Putin than Obama, a shocking comment considering Putin criticized Obama for describing America as an exceptional nation. Does Conway agree with Putin that we don’t deserve to be called...

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Branstad’s gift to the extreme

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Extremism | 0 comments

The Civic Skinny article “Odd questions for would-be judges” (Aug. 29) provides further evidence of Gov. Branstad’s deliberate agenda to fill Iowa boards and commissions with the most hyper-partisan, extremist and narrow-minded political operatives. The Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission and its members have had a nationally respected record in choosing the most qualified judges to serve in Iowa. The reputation of that commission is in...

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Want a sure-thing Iowa investment? Try Des Moines Area Community College

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Education | 0 comments

Ninety-five percent of DMACC graduates remain in Central Iowa. That means they’ve been trained with the skills necessary to kick-start and maintain well-paying careers, raise families and continue to ensure that our Iowa community thrives. And it does. Remember how we consistently beat national employment statistics during the Great Recession? That’s not an accident. It means Central Iowa is continuously educating and training a qualified...

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We need to renew 2 DMACC tax levies

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Education | 0 comments

Voters have an important civic obligation in the Sept. 10 school board elections to renew the two levies that support the Des Moines Area Community College. DMACC provides a wide diversity of affordable and alternative career opportunities that Iowa business and manufacturers are demanding. DMACC offers unique educational choices ranging from the latest in auto technology and advanced manufacturing to health sciences and liberal arts often not...

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