Author: Randy Evans
The events and issues of the past couple of weeks have been swirling around in my head like Toto, Dorothy and the debris picked up... Read more.
One of my co-workers at the Des Moines Register was Gene Raffensperger, an excellent reporter with a delicious sense of humor. When Raff was working... Read more.
There was a milestone of note recently, and it is a shame there was not a big public celebration. Twenty years ago, Gov. Tom Vilsack... Read more.
The death of Congressman John Lewis last Friday night accomplished what police officers with their billy clubs and white mobs, with their fists and pipes,... Read more.
Give an extra tug on your seatbelt. The next couple of months will be rough ones. The new school year starts in a few weeks.... Read more.
There have not been a lot of bright spots since coronavirus began sickening Iowans. So far, 688 people have died in our state from the virus,... Read more.
The decision last week to cancel the Iowa State Fair was a reminder of the seriousness of coronavirus and the consequences of many people’s anxiety... Read more.
We always can use more humor. Even during a pandemic. At least that was my justification for a “thought” I shared with the world on... Read more.
The relationship between government and the governed is a delicate arrangement, even in the best of times. Government wants us to pay our taxes. It... Read more.
Editorial cartoonists — the outstanding ones, like the Des Moines Register’s Frank Miller and Brian Duffy — have a marvelous ability to express a point... Read more.