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Republicans can’t govern

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To the editor: If you have any doubts about the ineffectiveness and inability of the majority party in the House of Representatives to do its job, i.e. govern the nation, take a closer look. Once again, the position of the Speaker of the House has come under attack from ultra-right wing members. Fearful that the…

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Remember the ‘Greatest Generation’

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To the editor: Lou Conter, the last survivor of the USS Arizona, died Monday of heart failure at his home in California. His death is a reminder that we are losing, on a daily basis, the Americans who lived through the depression and World War II. Newman and author Tom Brokaw called these Americans “The Greatest…

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Trump will destroy USA

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To the editor: Donald Trump recently claimed that if he is not elected President in 2024, that America will cease to exist. I hold the view that if America ceases to exist, the cause would be Donald Trump’s election as President in 2024. Leota M. Lipovac Urbandale

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Thanks the community

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To the editor: On behalf of Madalynn Stewart’s family, our heartfelt thanks for the outpouring of love, prayers, and generosity of so many communities at our time of loss and grief. As Madalynn’s grandmother, our family experienced compassion, friendship, and amazing support as we gathered in Mount. Ayr to celebrate Maddie’s life. The support was…

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Trump and the Bible

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To the editor: Just when you think that there is a limit to what the Trump family will do for money and publicity, Don Sr. and Junior are hawking their so-called “God Bless the USA Bible.” The package includes a King James Version of the Bible, a copy of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Pledge…

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Congrats to Jazz Band

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To the editor: Congratulations to the Mount Ayr Raider Jazz Band as they have advanced to state. The Iowa State Jazz Band Competition showcases 60 of the state’s finest high school jazz ensembles. Mount Ayr will be performing on Tuesday, April 2. Please take time to congratulate Mr. Comer and the band. The future is…

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GOP now Trump’s party

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To the editor: If you visit the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California you may hear strange sounds, that of the late President turning over in his grave at the current state of the Republican Party. Reagan was the first MAGA president, “recall that in 1980 he ran on the slogan “Let’s Make America Great Again.” But today’s…

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Trump, Hitler are similar

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To the editor: Everyone knows, or should know, what happened in and to Gernany and much of the world after Adolph Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933. I wonder if anyone has ever considered the similarities between Trump and Hitler-there are many. Leota M. Lipovac Urbandale

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Disaster at the border

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To the editor: We are living in Epoch times watching the purposed total destruction of America by hating Joe Biden and the gutless democratic party. In 2019 Trump had border crossings down to 800 to 1,500 per day, now in 2024 apprehensions are up to 12 to 15,000 per day, from 170 different countries. As…

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God explains everything

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To the editor: The first words of the only book God has written say, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). This one verse is the ultimate starting point for shaping our worldview and our worship. What we view in the heavens (which in our modern day is quite a…

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