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GAO has some good news and some bad news

March 12, 2014 Investigators with the Government Accountability Office tell us approximately $1.4 billion was spent by the government on autism research between 2008 and 2012. That is the good news. more »»

Pay attention to CBO estimate on job losses

March 12, 2014 President Barack Obama and fellow liberals claim to want to lift more Americans out of poverty. But their newest pet project would plunge half a million people deeper into it. more »»

A fitting way to honor heroism

March 11, 2014 Amid the shock and horror of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, a group of ordinary Americans became heroes by sacrificing their own lives to save other. more »»

Let’s keep our military strong

March 10, 2014 In some ways, Americans face more military threats to our security than the nation did in the days leading up to World War II. more »»

Growth Alliance celebrates FD economic success

March 9, 2014 Thursday evening an event took place that was a good deal more than just a social occasio. more »»

Qualifications should matter

March 8, 2014 President Barack Obama apparently is more concerned with rewarding political supporters than good relations between the U.S. and other countries. That ought to concern thoughtful Americans. more »»

He made life more fun

March 8, 2014 Few of the expensive films Hollywood has produced, now in the past, stand the test of time. more »»

It’s Newspaper in Education Week

March 7, 2014 Newspaper in Education — NIE — is a collaboration between schools and the nation’s newspapers to use newspapers as educational resources. more »»

Guardsmen receive top honors

March 6, 2014 The 133rd Test Squadron plays a highly significant role in our nation’s defense. It tests communication gear, radar, data links and software before it is issued to all branches of the military. more »»

Hands off our free press

March 5, 2014 We Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrats. more »»

Texting while driving must stop

March 4, 2014 Cell phones are everywhere. Thirty years ago, almost nobody had a cell phone. Today, it’s hard to find anyone who does not. more »»

Grassley champions biodiesel industry

March 2, 2014 A robust biodiesel industry can help America achieve its long-term goal of having diverse sources of energy. more »»

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 »»



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