Post Tagged with: "politics"

Opinion: An argument for legalizing recreational marijuana

Opinion: An argument for legalizing recreational marijuana

February 4, 2019 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Over time, states have slowly begun decriminalizing, and even legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. What once was met with scare tactics and propaganda (e.g., “Reefer Madness,” 1936) has increasingly been perceived as a drug comparable to alcohol. The National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that marijuana is the mostRead More

Ben Newell

Opinion: Technology can improve the voting process

November 28, 2018 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

Citizenship is to be valued and honored. American citizenship allows you the right to live and work in the country, and, most importantly, to participate in political life. As a citizen of the United States you are required to abide by laws set forth by the government and pay taxesRead More

Paul Robidoux

Opinion: Don’t vote? Don’t complain

October 30, 2018 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

Growing up, I was excited to turn 18, to be able to vote. In my house, my parents voted in every local, state, and national election. My dad would tell me that a school board or county supervisor vote is potentially more important than the presidential election because they couldRead More

Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Reynolds and Hubbell focus on healthcare, taxes in first debate

October 11, 2018 at 9:26 am 0 comments

Gov. Kim Reynolds and opponent Fred Hubbell took to the debate floor for the first time Wednesday night at the DMACC campus in Ankeny to express their views publicly. The auditorium of Building 6 was divided in half, one side occupied by Hubbell’s supporters, the other by Reynolds’. Regardless, byRead More

Paul Robidoux

Opinion: Why is Kim Reynolds afraid of Jake Porter?

September 19, 2018 at 12:52 pm 1 comment

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never received a job without a job interview beforehand. I see political debates as kind of the same idea, an opportunity to get face time and explain your stances to your possible employer (which in this case is we the people, as votersRead More

Opinion: Trump’s policies politicized by Washington

Opinion: Trump’s policies politicized by Washington

February 7, 2018 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

Donald Trump began his unconventional campaign to become President of the United States by pledging to voters to “Make America Great Again”! To accomplish this, he proposed to make changes in healthcare, taxes, immigration, trade and foreign policy. His method of communicating and promoting to achieve his goals is genuinelyRead More

Syria: A mile in their shoes

Syria: A mile in their shoes

December 2, 2015 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

Imagine if the KKK gained members and military strength. Now imagine that very same group went town to town and killed anyone that opposed them. You see them going door-to-door and continuously killing people. You go to the same church as your neighbors but they just killed him saying “theseRead More

Clinton visits DMACC

Clinton visits DMACC

August 31, 2015 at 11:48 am 0 comments

Hillary Clinton visited the Ankeny DMACC FFA Building Wednesday afternoon, August 26, in her campaign for president. Clinton wants to make many changes that would affect Iowa, such as investing in small businesses and farmers. “I made agriculture in world development a top priority,” said Clinton about her time asRead More