Monthly Archives: January 2011

Driving through Detroit

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton, “Driving through Detroit.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (January 19): 9A. On the day after Christmas I visited my sister-in-law at her home in a suburb northwest of Detroit. One afternoon we drove southeast … Continue reading

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Dealing with Debt

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2010. “Sirens that clamor today.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (December 8): 9A. A few days ago I flew into Boston to make an invited presentation at MIT. I returned with a book in … Continue reading

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Should Iowa City Be a “Sanctuary City”?

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2010. “Should Iowa City be known as a ‘sanctuary city.’” Iowa City Press-Citizen (November 10): 11A. About two weeks ago the Press-Citizen ran a story by Josh O’Leary about whether Iowa City … Continue reading

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A Toast to Learning

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton, J. A. 2010. “Learning to Learn, Not Drink.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (October 13): 11A. When I was a little boy growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, my mother used to take me downtown … Continue reading

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Sculpting the City of Sand

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2010. “Sculpting the City of Sand.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (September 9): 9A. The image is compelling: Five people sculpting together during the “Sand in the City” event a couple of weeks ago. … Continue reading

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Test Our Purposes in Afghanistan

For a slightly different versions, see Jim Throgmorton. 2010. “Thoughts on Afghanistan.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (August 11): 9A. Last week the Press-Citizen reported that Company B of the 1/133rd Infantry is departing for training and then for combat service in … Continue reading

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Should This Be A Christian Nation?

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2010. “A Christian-influenced nation.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (July 14): 9A. Two weeks ago this newspaper ran a series of guest opinions and full-page ads concerning the claim that the United States was … Continue reading

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