Category Archives: Newspaper columns

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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Justice Center Proposal Needs 3 Changes

[Note: A slightly modified version of this short piece can be found at: Jim Throgmorton, “Justice Center proposal needs 3 changes,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, (October 23, 2012), p. 8A.] During our October 2 formal meeting, the Iowa City Council considered … Continue reading

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Envisioning a Libertarian Cacatopia

[Note: A slightly modified version of this short piece can be found at: Jim Throgmorton, “One writer’s Libertarian utopia is another’s nightmare,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, (August 29, 2012), p. 13A.] On the Aug. 17 Opinion page of the Press-Citizen, one … Continue reading

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