Category Archives: Newspaper columns

Rejecting hate speech, intimidation, and violent acts

[Note: Iowa City City government released this statement on August 18, 2017, and the Iowa City Press-Citizen published it as a guest opinion (“Mayor: We reject hate speech, violence”) on p. 7 of their August 19 edition.] A few days … Continue reading

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Why I Support the Proposed School Bond

[Note: This post reflects my own personal views concerning a September 12, 2017, bond referendum proposed by the Iowa City Community School District. The post initially appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen on or about July 27, 2017. The Press-Citizen … Continue reading

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Paradise in the Wreckage of War

[Note: This post is a slightly modified version of “Paradise in the Wreckage of War,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (May 13, 2017), p. 7A.] On April 25-29, Chris Merrill of the U. of Iowa’s International Writing Program and I were in … Continue reading

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Governing for Inclusivity, Justice, and Sustainability

[Note: This post is a lengthier version of “Governing for Inclusivity, Justice, and Sustainability, ” The Gazette (January 1, 2017), p. _.] In a guest opinion for The Gazette last January, I wrote, “First you campaign and then, if elected, … Continue reading

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Learning from Prague, a UNESCO City of Literature

[Note: This post is a slightly modified version of “Learning from another UNESCO City of Literature,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (July 25, 2015), p. 11 A.] For 5 days in mid-July I was in Prague, Czech Republic, taking a break from … Continue reading

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Investments of Lasting Value

[Note: A slightly different version of this post can be found at Jim Throgmorton, “Let’s make local investments of far more lasting value,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (August 16, 2013), p. 7A.] A few days ago some friends and I were … Continue reading

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Crafting Deft Transitions

[Note: A slightly different version of this post can be found at Jim Throgmorton, “Deft transitions can help smooth civic controversies,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (April 27, 2013), p 12A.] A few days ago a German friend and colleague, Prof. Walter … Continue reading

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