The political landscape is heating up with controversy over the war with Iraq, all in the name of freedom of speech and the First Amendment. It would be highly amusing if it weren’t such a critical issue both in terms of our national esteem and the potential dangerous long-term consequences.
The cacophony of angry voices has started rising to a fever pitch in the wake of Governor Rod Blagojevich’s state budget address last Wednesday. Most of the complaining is coming from three areas: riverboat owners; elementary and secondary educators; and higher-education institutions.
I am appalled at the lack of community participation in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s proceedings for the re-licensing of the Cordova Nuclear Power Plant. This is an issue that affects everyone living in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.
Three big players in Davenport an nounced last week that they are launching the Go Davenport initiative, a public-image effort designed to “boost Davenport’s image.” It’s a noble goal, and the community should actively promote its strengths and pat itself on the back for its accomplishments.
The big business of asbestos litigation is encroaching upon the livelihood of Iowa’s small businesses.
Small companies with as few as 20 employees are finding themselves mired in this unending legal morass.