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Playground Politics Again PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 10 February 2004 18:00
Here we go again, forced to suffer playground politics with Davenport’s city council, evidenced by infighting rather than cooperating, reacting instead of reasoning, and plotting versus planning. This term, the thorn in the Davenport council’s side is Ward 3 Alderman Keith Meyer, who used bad judgment in delivering a Christmas carol that was less-than-flattering to various aldermen.

If It Quacks Like a Rental, It’s Probably a Rental PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 20 January 2004 18:00
The cover story this issue is an important one because it highlights one of the ongoing struggles between the private and public sectors with regard to property ownership. John Lewis Community Services is developing 10 single-family units of affordable housing within a single neighborhood in Davenport, at the corner of 12th and Myrtle streets, known as Taylor Heights.

New Medicare Bill Largest Entitlement Expansion Since the 1960s PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 25 November 2003 18:00
Many Republicans must be fairly dumbstruck this week, after the recent vote (55-44) to pass a new Medicare bill that critics say is no reform at all, especially because it only significantly benefits the pharmaceutical and insurance companies, giving precious little relief to seniors and other participants in Medicare.

A 10 Year Perspective PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 18 November 2003 18:00
Anniversaries are great motivators for self-evaluation – a good time to take stock of where you’ve been and where you’re going. In taking such stock of our 10-year history, the themes watchdog, critic, and cheerleader rise to the top.

Voting Important Even with Unattractive Candidates PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 04 November 2003 18:00
You are always writing that we, as citizens of the USA, are obligated to exercise our right to vote. I agree, however, this Tuesday, November 4, we have a citywide election in Davenport and quite frankly, neither mayoral candidate on the ballot looks like an attractive candidate.

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