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Congress may need to intervene

December 23, 2015 It should not surprise Americans that they have heard little recently about shortcomings at the Secret Service. more »»

We’re still not winning this war

December 22, 2015 Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq are being attacked more vigorously than ever before, as President Barack Obama emphasized recently. more »»

These charges must be investigated

December 21, 2015 More than 50 military intelligence analysts have said their conclusions about battling terrorists in Syria and Iraq were altered by U.S. more »»

Ag trade with China is growing fast

December 20, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited China in Novembe. more »»

Israel is not the obstacle to peace

December 19, 2015 Life in Israel has been risky business during the past several months. Scores of attacks by Palestinians using guns, knives and vehicles have made it so. more »»

Tragedies can produce bad policies

December 18, 2015 Most people would agree terrorists should not be permitted to buy guns. But what about “suspected violent extremists”? In both the U.. more »»

US policy toward Iran is flawed

December 17, 2015 At least President Barack Obama has been candid about what he plans to do about Iran’s missile buildup: nothing. more »»

We’ve had a crucial wake-up call

December 15, 2015 If they had planned to do so, the man and woman who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

EPA decision on RFS disappoints

December 14, 2015 We share concerns expressed within Iowa and the renewable fuels industry about the Environmental Protection Agency’s final decision on the Renewable Fuel Standard for next year. more »»

EPA decision on RFS disappoints

December 14, 2015 We share concerns expressed within Iowa and the renewable fuels industry about the Environmental Protection Agency’s final decision on the Renewable Fuel Standard for next year. more »»

Annual USDA report is available

December 13, 2015 The annual report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service — “Rural America at a Glance, 2015”— has just been published. more »»

Donald Trump’s proposals are simplistic

December 12, 2015 Criticism of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is absolutely right on ethical grounds. As Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis. more »»

US adopts needed education reforms

December 11, 2015 Public schools in the U.S. have left millions of children behind during the nearly 13 years since then-President George W. more »»

China’s record requires close scrutiny

December 10, 2015 Chinese leaders came in for lavish praise from President Barack Obama during the climate change conference in Paris. more »»

Bill Gates makes an important move

December 9, 2015 If billionaire Bill Gates is as serious about clean, economical energy as he claims, he will direct some of the $7 billion research and development fund he announced recently toward finding better... more »»

The seasonal bells are tolling again

December 8, 2015 The sound of bells signals that The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is once again in full swing. more »»

Let’s shop locally for the holidays

December 6, 2015 The holiday shopping season is upon us once again. In the quest to find just the right gifts, seeking out bargains is part of the fun. more »»

This is truly the season for giving

December 5, 2015 It can be easy during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to overlook the fact that for the less fortunate among us, there will be no holiday from need. more »»

Let’s celebrate 4-H achievements

December 4, 2015 The Webster County 4-H Leaders Recognition and 4-H Awards Banquet was Sunday at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites in Fort Dodge. more »»

The Santa Cops are back in FD

December 3, 2015 The Santa Cops project is a delightful annual effort to make the holiday season a bit brighter for area youngsters whose families need a hand up to make this time of year as merry as it should be. more »»

 
 
 

 

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