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Debt limit follies continue

March 1, 2014 How would you react if your bank gave you an open-ended credit limit — and assured you that within a year or so, no matter how much you had borrowed in the interim, it would be increased? Banks don’... more »»

USDA?invests in Midwest environment

February 28, 2014 The U.S. more »»

The goal is high-quality ambassadors

February 27, 2014 For most of U.S. history, presidents of all political parties have used ambassadorships to other countries for political reasons. Sometimes they reward friends. more »»

Another media blitz begins

February 26, 2014 It would be difficult to top the White House media blitz on the Affordable Care Act as an example of taxpayer-funded government propaganda. more »»

MidAmerican helps build a greener Iowa

February 24, 2014 The American poet Joyce Kilmer wrote a famous tribute to the beauty and wonder of trees on a February day in 1913. more »»

Crime Stoppers helps keep our county safe

February 23, 2014 Totally eliminating crime from our communities is a goal that can never be achieved fully, but there’s a good deal that can be done to move closer to that ideal. more »»

The delays must end

February 22, 2014 Enough is enough — unless, apparently, you are President Barack Obama, determined to please certain environmentalist supporters. more »»

Don’t bail out health insurers

February 21, 2014 No wonder many insurance company executives supported President Barack Obama’s virtual takeover of the U.S. health insurance system. more »»

Congress should monitor this policy closely

February 20, 2014 Allowing immigrants with links to terrorists to stay in the United States makes no sense. We have plenty of applicants for entry who revere this country without giving breaks to those who do no. more »»

These assaults must end

February 19, 2014 Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults. more »»

Dayton Expo is Wednesday

February 17, 2014 The trials of a hard Iowa winter are a preoccupation for everyone just now. The many pleasures of the Dayton Expo are a good way to take one’s mind off the less than optimal weather. more »»

100 Women Who Care launch new philanthropy

February 16, 2014 Fort Dodge is a community blessed with a wide assortment of charitable endeavors. This is a town where showing concern for people in need of a hand up is a widely shared value. more »»

Let’s preserve religious freedom

February 15, 2014 Recently, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, President Barack Obama insisted freedom of religion “is important to national security and is a central tenet of U.S. more »»

FFA Week starts Saturday

February 14, 2014 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 »»

Time to build this pipeline

February 13, 2014 Throughout his term as president, Barack Obama has insisted his administration could not allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry Canadian oil to the U.S. more »»

This outrage requires action

February 13, 2014 Members of Congress are beginning to hear about an outrageous scheme that may have cost taxpayers as much as $100 millio. more »»

Economy is still sluggish

February 11, 2014 Manufacturing has rebounded in the United States, President Barack Obama assured us earlier this year. Not really. more »»

Friendship Haven capital campaign is great success

February 9, 2014 Friendship Haven has been an important part of Fort Dodge for more than six decades. It offers a variety of living options for seniors. more »»

This change has consequences

February 8, 2014 Assuming President Barack Obama means what he says Americans are about to get a lot less for the tax dollars they send to Washingto. more »»

Congress should rethink this

February 7, 2014 An important test of whether Congress really can get important things done — or, alternatively, is mired in the gridlock critics claim — affects purchasers of federal flood insurance. more »»



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