Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

S-N Editorial

Welcome to the circus

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.” Apparently the late president’s 11th Commandment doesn’t apply in the Hawkeye State.

Just as summer’s heat is about to peak, so too is the mudslinging from river to river. Alas, caucus season is in full swing.

Many folks may greet this news with a loud groan. With incumbent President Joe Biden slated to make another White House run, Republicans from across the country have been coming out of the woodwork over the past few months announcing their campaigns. They’re all making stops in Iowa, too, because the GOP will...