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Entries from February 2017

An Insider’s View of an Iowa Town Hall Meeting

February 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Friday, Feb. 24 was the day of the last of four town halls Sen. Charles Grassley held in Iowa during that week. The town halls, each filled with hundreds of Iowans, have attracted the attention of statewide and national news media, whose headlines captured the general spirit of the events:   Chuck Grassley, once a […]

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Tags: Journalism Ethics

An Open Letter to Iowa Republican Legislators

February 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Let me introduce myself. I’m Chris Martin, a professor at the University of Northern Iowa. Please let me disabuse you of the notion that I worked just a couple hours today and spent the rest of the time sipping chardonnay. I’m like most Iowans. I work a lot (faculty members at my university average 52-54 […]

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