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Racists have no place on campuses

March 12, 2015 Just days ago, Americans had reason to celebrate the virtual destruction of institutionalized racism in our country. more »»

Keystone XL pipeline should be built

March 10, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anyway. more »»

Iran pact must be carefully assessed

March 9, 2015 Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning about Iran’s weapons buildup was curious, to say the leas. more »»

FD celebrates economic success

March 6, 2015 Thursday evening an event took place that was a good deal more than just a social occasion. more »»

These terrorists must be destroyed

March 5, 2015 M illions of young Muslim men throughout the world are unemployed. Yet the vast majority of them have never decided the answer to their dilemma is to behead someone. more »»

Dissatisfied with U.S. Postal Service?

March 4, 2015 Reflecting widespread dissatisfaction with changes made by the U.S. more »»

Fighting disease is a permanent battle

March 3, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he believes the route to peace leads through a campaign of making people in other nations like Americans. Nothing accomplishes that like saving lives abroad. more »»

Our allies in this fight need some help

March 2, 2015 Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq — with several dozen American volunteers fighting alongside them — have scored notable successes against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Is your family’s farm eligible?

March 1, 2015 It’s been more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

Do these negotiations have a chance?

February 28, 2015 No wonder Iran’s rulers thought they could continue developing nuclear weapons without fearing U.S. action to stop them. Under President Barack Obama, they have gotten away with it for years. more »»

Environmental trust fund warrants support

February 27, 2015 In November 2010, the people of Iowa chose to amend Iowa’s Constitution and create the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. more »»

Gas tax increase a positive measure

February 26, 2015 Few political moves raise the ire of voters as quickly as a tax hike. more »»

Commercial air service is back

February 25, 2015 After more than a year without scheduled airline service, Fort Dodge Regional Airport is now served by Air Choice One. Flights began Monday. more »»

Let’s not send the wrong message

February 24, 2015 After Islamic terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, members of Congress wasted no time in giving then-President George W. more »»

Ashton Carter takes helm at Defense

February 23, 2015 When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, they went in with the most sophisticated technology available. Helicopters, jet fighters, tanks, “smart” bombs, etc. more »»

It’s FFA Week all across America

February 22, 2015 FFA was established in 1928 as Future Farmers of America. It was renamed the National FFA Organization in 1988 to reflect the rapid changes and greater employment diversity in agricultur. more »»

Our local arts world is thriving

February 21, 2015 The arts are thriving in our community. The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association, which has been part of the local nonprofit world since 1985, is moving aggressively to spread that word. more »»

Congress should proceed with care

February 20, 2015 The more territory they capture, the more recruits they get and the more money they accumulate in their war chest, the more likely Islamic State terrorists are to launch an attack on the U.S. more »»

Jordan deserves strong U.S. backing

February 19, 2015 Islamic State terrorists have beheaded Christian children, buried prisoners alive and crucified people, often videotaping their atrocities and sharing them with the world. more »»



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