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Iowa’s Conservation Farmer of the Year

February 28, 2016 Iowa’s farm families have long understood the importance of state-of-the-art conservation practices. Our state’s farmers pay close attention to the preservation of soil and water quality. more »»

Justice Department confronts Apple

February 27, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Bureaucratic nonsense never ends

February 26, 2016 The federal government’s social engineers never seem to learn. Time and time again their mandates issued in the name of consumerism make life tougher, not better. They’re at it again. more »»

Not a proud moment for our nation

February 25, 2016 President Barack Obama has said that when he visits Cuba in March, he will discuss human rights abuses by that brutal regime. more »»

This change requires careful scrutiny

February 24, 2016 President Barack Obama seems determined to “normalize” relations between the United States and Cuba, regardless of good reasons why the process should proceed slowly, if at all. more »»

Afghanistan remains a big concern

February 22, 2016 From the beginning of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation years ago, American intelligence and political officials made enormous mistakes. more »»

It’s FFA Week all across America

February 21, 2016 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 »»

Justice Antonin Scalia will be missed

February 20, 2016 Liberal activists disliked the late U.S. more »»

Keep our national parks in top shape

February 19, 2016 New is good if you are a politician. You like to be able to announce new programs and new facilities such as recreational area. more »»

Electrify Africa Act is good policy

February 18, 2016 A humanitarian campaign launched in Congress could help hundreds of millions of people — saving countless lives. more »»

Gov. John Kasich has a case to make

February 17, 2016 With the pace of Republican decision-making about a nominee for president picking up, the direction of the process may be taking a good, much-needed turn. Ohio Gov. more »»

Law enforcement officers deserve support

February 16, 2016 The work of law enforcement officers is vitally important to everyone who lives in our town, county and state. more »»

This policy needs to be re-evaluated

February 15, 2016 Any nuclear war, even if it involves a limited exchange of, say, 10 warheads on both sides, would be a terrible thin. more »»

Ethanol’s market is expanding

February 14, 2016 The news has been filled with dire economic news from China in recent month. more »»

Zika scare raises crucial questions

February 13, 2016 President Barack Obama wants to commit $1 billion to what he calls a “moonshot” initiative against cancer. more »»

Corn still fuels Iowa’s economy

February 12, 2016 Corn production has been a key factor in the Iowa economy for more than 150 years. The state’s 21st-century economy is characterized by increasing diversit. more »»

Voters show confidence in Fort Dodge’s future

February 11, 2016 Fort Dodge voters decisively backed the two general obligation bonds on the ballot Tuesday. more »»

The blame game was in full swing

February 10, 2016 The blame game was in full swing as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Michigan, water fiasco. more »»

Obama’s war strategies have failed

February 9, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanista. more »»

Email controversy isn’t going away

February 8, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s defense against growing evidence she may have broken the law requiring her to keep national security information secret amounts to what a teenager might say after getting a parking... more »»



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