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Mental health issues require more attention

June 10, 2014 Nearly all the mass murders that have occurred in the United States during recent years have been committed by deeply disturbed people who “fell through the cracks” of laws intended to keep them fro... more »»

VA scandal requires more forceful action

June 9, 2014 At Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country, lying, cheating bureaucrats are hoping the buck stops with former VA?Secretary Eric Shinseki. It should not. more »»

Keep Iowa’s roads safe

June 8, 2014 Spring is a time when slow-moving farm vehicles begin to reappear on roadways dominated by faster-paced traffic. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who lives in farm country. more »»

Frontier Days kicks off summer

June 6, 2014 Warm weather returned to our area somewhat later this year than most of us would have preferred. more »»

This deal is a wake-up call

June 4, 2014 A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. more »»

Let’s get this pipeline built

June 4, 2014 Oil prices are back above $100 a barrel, and that will hit U.S. motorists at the gasoline pumps. The most recent price increase, to $103.04 a barrel for benchmark U.S. more »»

VA reforms must be a top priority

June 3, 2014 No wonder some bureaucrats think they can get away with shabby, dishonest treatment of veterans. more »»

Make your voice heard

June 2, 2014 Primary Election Day is almost upon us. On Tuesday, those citizens who choose to vote have the opportunity to shape the future of not only their party but our community, state and nation as well. more »»

World Pork Expo is worth a look

June 1, 2014 The 2014 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

Let’s keep Highway Trust Fund strong

May 31, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

Northey salutes conservation support

May 30, 2014 Iowans concerned about water quality in the Hawkeye State can take pride in the record of the Legislature this year. That’s Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey’s messag. more »»

This can’t be tolerated

May 29, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

Boko Harum must be destroyed

May 27, 2014 It took headlines about nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls for the U.S. to offer that country help in fighting the Boko Haram terrorists responsible. more »»

Take time to remember

May 26, 2014 Today is Memorial Day. For many people, it is a time to welcome the summer season by taking advantage of a three-day holiday weekend to spend relaxing time with friends and famil. more »»

Visitors can help FD prosper

May 25, 2014 It’s often difficult to appreciate blessings close at hand. Hawkeye State tourism may well be in that category for many Iowan. more »»

Iowa leads in egg production

May 24, 2014 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State has more than 50 major egg producers. The state’s nearly 60 million layers generate a remarkable 1. more »»

This approach makes no sense

May 23, 2014 A demonstration of the topsy-turvy, self-defeating nature of U.S. energy policy is being provided right now in Washington, D.C. U.S. senators are debating a major energy bill. more »»

Support veterans — buy a poppy

May 22, 2014 The men and women who have served this nation in times of war should have a place in our hearts at all times, but most especially as the Memorial Day weekend approaches. more »»

Double standards aren’t acceptable

May 20, 2014 Federal regulators demand that the rest of us, including individuals, companies and states, comply with rules intended to safeguard the environment. more »»

This tax fraud must be stopped

May 19, 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit can be a blessing to low-income families. It also has been a bonanza for tax cheats — and the Internal Revenue Service cannot seem to stop the. more »»

 
 

 

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