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It’s all about politics

April 29, 2014 It has become clear politics is the only thing preventing President Barack Obama from deciding whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

Wind power is booming in Iowa

April 27, 2014 Windmills once dotted the Iowa landscap. more »»

Same failure keeps happening

April 26, 2014 With the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing comes the realization that it might not have occurred had U.S. intelligence agencies merely heeded warnings from Russi. more »»

Trinity helps FD prosper

April 25, 2014 UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center is a good example of something that is so vital a part of our immediate environment it is easy to take for granted. more »»

Federal debt keeps going up

April 24, 2014 Tax Freedom Day for Americans, on average, was April 21 this year. more »»

Earth Day is a time for unity

April 22, 2014 The late 1960s were turbulent years in America. It was a time of rapid change when young protesters expressed disillusionment with many aspects of the world their elders had built. more »»

Easter offers a message of hope

April 20, 2014 Having commemorated the sorrow of Good Friday, Christians the world over today are contemplating the joy of another Easter morning with the message of victory over death and despair. more »»

Mental health programs need strengthening

April 19, 2014 Programs to help U.S. servicemen and women suffering from mental challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder, have been around for decades. Clearly, more effort needs to be put into them. more »»

More security isn’t the only answer

April 18, 2014 Students at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa. more »»

Pursuing the wrong priorities

April 16, 2014 Clean water and effective sewage treatment are serious, immediate environmental concerns for tens of millions of Americans in rural areas and small towns where funds for such purposes are limited. more »»

This reform may be worth considering

April 14, 2014 A U.S. Senate committee has proposed eliminating mortgage giants Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association) and Freddie Mac (the Federal Home Mortgage Corp.). more »»

Iowa ranks near top in new Ag Census

April 13, 2014 American agriculture is an enormous, diverse part of the U.S. economy. Every five years, the U.. more »»

Space policy was very poorly conceived

April 12, 2014 NASA officials have revealed that in protest of Russian actions in Ukraine, the U.S. space agency is suspending most cooperation with its Russian counterpart. more »»

Common sense was lacking

April 11, 2014 Adults have every right to take risks, as long as they understand that if taxpayers have to foot the bills to get them out of jams, they will be liable for part or all of the cost. more »»

Veterans deserve better than this

April 8, 2014 Veterans Administration officials insist they are making progress in reducing the time those who have served our country in uniform must wait for decisions on disability benefits. more »»

Don’t miss out on Citizen’s Academy

April 7, 2014 Television shows, movies and novels about law enforcement have been successful for decades. That’s strong evidence that a great many Americans are fascinated by this aspect of our modern world. more »»

Branstad seeks to protect Iowa’s egg industry

April 6, 2014 Egg production is hugely important to the agricultural economy in the Hawkeye State. Iowa leads the nation in egg production with an annual output of more than 14.4 billion eggs. more »»

Not the way law enforcement should work

April 4, 2014 It should be clear to Americans that President Barack Obama’s opinion is that the law is what he and he alone says it is — even if it encourages wholesale slaughter of bald eagles, the nation’s... more »»

Administration needs to be more transparent

April 3, 2014 Nearly 400 airplane flights taken for personal reasons by Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Justice Department officials were not included in government reports on use of aircraf. more »»

2014 Fur Ball deserves support

April 2, 2014 It would be hard to imagine 21st-century America without pets. They contribute wonderfully to the happiness and well-being of people of all ages. more »»

 
 

 

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