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Elon Musk’s Neuralink received approval last month from the Food and Drug Administration to conduct human clinical trials, which one former FDA official called “really a big deal.” I do not disagree, but I am skeptical that this technology will “change everything.” Not every profound technological advance has broad social and economic implications.


Larry says that state legislators do not “listen to his concerns.” I have had numerous communications with Larry. I do not believe that listening to concerns means that I must agree with them at the end of the discussion.

We need to restore the political balance in lowa so that the rest of us - Democrats, independents, and moderate Republicans - will be represented by all levels of government. My state legislators, our 4th district Congressman Randy Feenstra, and Senators Grassley and Ernst do not listen to m…