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Steve Corbin

Steve Corbin

Steve Corbin is emeritus professor of marketing at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, where he headed the marketing department. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa, a master’s degree from Colorado State University and a doctorate from Virginia Tech. Corbin has served on the Denver (Iowa) Community School District Board of Education and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Discerning Wealth (Ameriprise Financial Services affiliate, Cedar Falls). His wife, Doris J. Kelley, is a former member of the Iowa House of Representatives and former chair of the Iowa Board of Parole.

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Authoritarian rule threatens America’s democracy

By: - October 10, 2022

Never in my wildest dreams did I think America would be on the verge of changing from a democracy to authoritarian rule. But overwhelming evidence abounds that voters and a political party are purposely changing their behavioral traits. With three grandchildren — ages 11, 8 and 4 — I truly fear for their freedoms of […]

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‘Will of the People’ vs. congressional actions

By: - August 18, 2022

According to the most recent data from Pew Research Center, National Election Studies, Gallup, ABC/Washington Post, CBS/New York Times and CNN Polls, only 21% of Americans say they trust the government in Washington, D.C., to do what is right. The headline from Dante Chinni’s June 10 NBC News article sums it up: “Americans agree on […]

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Problems with “988” crisis hotline startup

By: - August 1, 2022

Most people have memorized their Social Security number, cell phone number, anniversary, birthday and the 911 emergency medical, fire and police protection services number. On July 16, the number “988” became an easy-to-remember crisis hotline number we should log into our memory bank. Dialing or texting 988 can be used by anyone who needs support […]

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Supreme Court is in need of reform

By: - May 31, 2022

Virtually all Americans are in a tizzy about the forthcoming Roe v. Wade ruling — drafted by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito — that was leaked to the public. Pro-birth advocates, comprised mostly of Republicans, are hopeful abortion rights will be overturned, while most supporters of the Democratic Party are furious about women’s right to […]