A generation ago, in the weeks after Pella Corporation announced its arrival in Carroll, we had a dinner with leaders of the estimable company, a light manufacturer that helped lift us from the vice grip of the farm crisis.
Thirty years ago Carroll faced an excruciating dilemma even the wisdom of Solomon and the penetrating research of a nationally regarded Iowa State University economist couldn’t fully reconcile.
Our leaders in the next year, both state and national, will need to understand loss, human and financial, and summon the resiliency in themselves and us for a collective recovery from the horror show of the coronavirus.
United Airlines is based in Chicago. Delta in Atlanta. The Goliath airlines flew first class themselves, with early-bird seating no less, in the federal relief package for coronavirus-affected businesses.
We have long considered social media to be a swamp for fabulists and narcissists, half truths, trolls and fact-free provocations, unvetted madness and cruelty. No one, save for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and select tech titans, know the full extent of social media’s …
The Steve King representing Iowa today is the same man voters from our readeship supported overwhelmingly in nine general elections. His body ages, but his ideas don’t.