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A day for memories and fierce resolve

September 11, 2016 Sept. 11, 2001, is a day etched in the memories of Americans. The horrifying images of what began as a beautiful September morning and changed abruptly into hellish chaos remain vivi. more »»

Gorillas need our help without delay

September 10, 2016 Humankind has not done a very good job of stewardship involving the animal kingdom. more »»

Clay County Fair is an Iowa treasure

September 9, 2016 The days are a tad shorter. The kids are back in school. There’s a hint of fall in the air. The season for summer fairs and festivals is nearly at an en. more »»

Elephants need more help to survive

September 8, 2016 Elephants seem to be doing well in some African countries, but they are being slaughtered by poachers at an alarming rate in others. more »»

Mylan is part of much bigger problem

September 7, 2016 Mylan Pharmaceuticals deserves every bit of the bad press it is getting for taking advantage of the nation’s health care system to reap enormous profits by overpricing a life-saving devic. more »»

Presidential power has grown too great

September 6, 2016 Months ago, President Barack Obama pledged that the United States would accept 10,000 refugees from the civil war in Syria before the current fiscal year was out. more »»

Backpack Buddies gets a big boost

September 4, 2016 In our affluent society, it is unacceptable for any children to be hungry or lack regular access to nutritious food. more »»

Let’s take special care on the roads

September 3, 2016 All across the Hawkeye State, people will be taking advantage of this holiday weekend to pursue fun summer activities before fall and winter all too soon arrive. more »»

Dayton Rodeo fun starts today

September 2, 2016 The 2016 incarnation of the Dayton National Championship Rodeo will attract large crowds this Labor Day weekend — deservedly so. more »»

US Navy must be kept state-of-the-art

September 1, 2016 Some defense analysts have warned the U.S. Navy is not capable of dealing with all the ocean-borne threats in our modern world. more »»

More problems emerge for Clinton

August 31, 2016 An investigation revealing that donors to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation appeared to have been given an inside track to personal contact with her while she was secretary of state is being... more »»

Playing politics with the power to pardon

August 30, 2016 Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an old friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton, tried to do her a favor about a month ago. more »»

Hillary and the Clinton Foundation

August 29, 2016 With a presidential election on the line, Hillary Clinton is beginning to take ethics regarding her family’s Clinton Foundation seriousl. more »»

Farm Progress Show warrants a look

August 28, 2016 It won’t be long before the 2016 incarnation of the Farm Progress Show welcomes a multitude of visitors to the Boone area. This year’s event kicks off Tuesday and will run three days. more »»

Obamacare is not turning out as promised

August 27, 2016 A few years ago, the Heritage Foundation published an analysis of the top 10 Obamacare promises broken —or soon to be broken. more »»

This misbehavior must be punished

August 26, 2016 Americans had every reason to puff out our chests in pride at how our athletes performed during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeir. more »»

Cyberterrorism is a frightening threat

August 25, 2016 Computer equipment went on the fritz at Delta Airlines earlier this month. Tens of thousands of passengers and employees were affected by more than 1,000 canceled flights and 2,800 delayed takeoffs. more »»

Schools are starting — drive safely

August 24, 2016 The fairs are over or soon will be. It won’t be that long before cooler weather becomes the norm rather than the exception — summer is drawing to a clos. more »»

Flaws in Affordable Care Act are many

August 23, 2016 The so-called Affordable Care Act (known popularly as Obamacare) would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. more »»

UN peacekeepers are performing poorly

August 22, 2016 When was the last time you remember reading of the United Nations’ peacekeeping forces actually keeping the peace? Been awhile, hasn’t it? More likely is that you have seethed over reports of the... more »»



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