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On Politics, Wisdom, and Compassion

On Politics, Wisdom, and Compassion

I am reading an excellent biography by Arthur Schlesinger, "Robert F. Kennedy and his Times: Volume I." RFK is one of my heroes. There are a lot of reasons to like RFK: his ideas, his passion for justice, and his commitment to equal opportunity for all. There's also a...

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An Evening at the Ecopolis – 25 March 2015 @

An Evening at the Ecopolis – 25 March 2015 @

Event Details Date: 25 March 2016 Time: 7:30 PM Location: Old Capitol Senate Chambers Event Description What will Iowa City look like in 2030? Don't miss this multimedia performance, featuring songs by the Awful Purdies and stories by American Book Award-winning...

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Iowa City Public Library’s new bookmobile

Iowa City Public Library’s new bookmobile

Bookmobile's going to start rolling soon! Council gave its preliminary approval to support operations of the Iowa City Public Library's new bookmobile. Vote was 4-3. This service will expand the full operational capability of the Iowa City Public Library to locations...

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Iowa City Area Promotional Video

Iowa City Area Promotional Video

Two big discoveries in the last couple of days... this awesome new video, and Nate Ruess. Major kudos to Iowa City / Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau for putting it together. These types of promotional videos are very difficult to do well. Too many are corny...

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Reaching Out After Election

Reaching Out After Election

I haven't posted in a while. So I thought I would address a few things that have popped up since the election... #1 - Policy Questions First, thanks to those of you who have reached out with policy questions, and my position on recent events. I appreciate all of your...

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On Chuck Marohn and Strongtowns

On Chuck Marohn and Strongtowns

I went to an excellent presentation by Chuck Marohn tonight at the ICPL. Chuck is a certified civil engineer, hailing from Brainerd, Minnesota. Early in his career, he designed roads, highways and cul-de-sacs, not exactly thrilling topics, but in last the six years,...

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