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Graduates are a source of pride

May 18, 2014 All across Iowa, this is the time of year when high schools celebrate at commencement exercises an important milestone in the lives of seniors — graduation. more »»

Meddling may cause waste

May 17, 2014 As chairman of a special U.S. Senate committee investigating logistical aspects of how the U.S. was conducting World War II, then-Sen. more »»

Apply this simple test

May 17, 2014 Members of Congress should apply a simple test to the American Legion’s demand that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two high-ranking subordinates resig. more »»

Build this pipeline now

May 16, 2014 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., may be familiar to some Iowans because he is often in demand for nationally televised interview programs. more »»

Disease threats are very real

May 15, 2014 Several years ago, the book and resultant movie “Outbreak” sparked some public interest in diseases that spread like wildfire and are virtually impossible to treat. more »»

These charges require action

May 15, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have testified in Congress that there is no basis for allegations of corruption and mismanagement that may have killed as many as 40 veterans at a VA?hospita... more »»

Burning ban is sensible policy

May 14, 2014 On Monday, the Fort Dodge City Council voted 5-2 to temporarily lift the city’s ban on open burning. more »»

Pass pipeline authorization

May 13, 2014 President Barack Obama is fond of using executive orders to pursue his agenda even when Congress disagrees. Perhaps it is time for lawmakers to return the favor. more »»

We need more information

May 13, 2014 Institutionalized bigotry was abolished years ago in the United States. Yet, as we are reminded regularly, some Americans’ hearts still are closed to the idea of equalit. more »»

This is National Transportation Week

May 12, 2014 National Transportation Week began Sunday and runs through Saturday. This celebration of the transportation industry has taken place each May since it became a permanent event in 1962. more »»

Mothers deserve our thanks

May 11, 2014 If you think that Mother’s Day is one of those holidays created by the greeting card industry, you may be in for a surprise. more »»

Wrongdoing is rampant

May 10, 2014 You’ve seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is “severely reprimanded” and forced to resign. And there the episode end. more »»

Ag Days a valuable experience

May 9, 2014 “Where do hamburgers come from?” “The grocery store?” Despite Iowa’s agricultural heritage, many of the state’s children are familiar with farms only as images through a car window. more »»

Let’s stop Big Brother

May 8, 2014 Most Americans can understand why law enforcement and national security officials want access to information about us — though there are serious, in some cases overriding, invasion of privacy... more »»

Don’t hamper this trend

May 7, 2014 Perhaps the most important report on the U.S. economy in years was released recently by a private consulting compan. more »»

Secrets in D.C. threaten liberty

May 7, 2014 It is understandable that the armed forces, the nation’s intelligence agencies and the White House want to avoid disclosure of information that may be harmful to national security. more »»

IG report is very troubling

May 6, 2014 It is no wonder the federal government is confused about what is fair and right, when it comes to consideration of the Social Security Administration’s now-halted program in which tax refunds were... more »»

It’s Beef Month in Iowa

May 4, 2014 Gov. Terry Branstad has officially proclaimed May as Beef Month in Iowa. For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites. more »»

We need to learn more

May 4, 2014 Sometimes it must seem to the public that the more researchers learn about homicidal teenagers, the less we really know. more »»

More nonsense in D.C.

May 3, 2014 At times it seems few in the federal government worry much about enforcing the law. Millions of illegal immigrants are evidence of that. more »»

 
 

 

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