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‘A Celebration of Peace & Unity’

January 20, 2014 Iowa Central Community College is inviting the community to join in a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3 p.m. today in the Bioscience and Health Sciences auditorium. more »»

Plan to attend Pork Congress

January 19, 2014 For more than four decades, the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s Iowa Pork Congress has been an event where pork producers and assorted experts gather to share views and information about an... more »»

The bad news keeps coming

January 17, 2014 It seems virtually every revelation about the Affordable Care Act — what some people refer to as Obamacare — is bad news. This takeover of the national health care system is dominated by bad ideas. more »»

Iraq remains dangerous

January 17, 2014 When President Barack Obama insisted U.S. troops had been pulled out of Iraq, many observers warned that he was not being entirely candid. Thousands of Americans remain in harm’s way there. more »»

Not exactly what was promised

January 15, 2014 Like many presidents during the decades after the Watergate Scandal, Barack Obama promised to run an ethical, transparent government. That didn’t last lon. more »»

Make your voice heard on ethanol mandate

January 14, 2014 Bioenergy production is facing a potential setback. New rules drafted by the U.S. Environmental Agency call a reduction in Renewable Fuels Standar. more »»

Northey champions conservation agenda

January 12, 2014 Clean, safe water is important to all living things. more »»

Our imperial presidency

January 11, 2014 President Barack Obama has made it clear over and over again, frequently in wholesale changes and complete reversals of health care law provisions, that he considers the law of the land something he... more »»

Unemployment woes persist

January 11, 2014 With little to brag about during recent weeks, because of ongoing evidence of how bad the national health care law is for Americans, President Barack Obama’s administration seized upon one bright... more »»

Mental health issues deserve more attention

January 10, 2014 Prosecuting attorneys in Connecticut have concluded that 20-year-old Adam Lanza “displayed no aggressive or threatening tendencies” before he massacred 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook... more »»

Keep this in mind on election day

January 9, 2014 Barring some catastrophe — perhaps involving Iran or North Korea — the biggest challenge we Americans will face during 2014 will be one we allowed to be created. more »»

Keystone XL Pipeline faces more delays

January 8, 2014 For five years, President Barack Obama has delayed making a decision whether to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to the United States. more »»

Hoping for a miracle

January 7, 2014 News flash: President Barack Obama believes in miracles. We can think of no better explanation for his final 2013 press conference. more »»

Problems ahead for Medicare

January 7, 2014 For three years or so, we have been warning the new national health care law — Obamacare — would devastate the Medicare program on which millions of older Americans rely. more »»

More good news about China trade

January 5, 2014 Late last month, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided an upbeat report on trade issue progress that will benefit American agriculture. Just before Christmas, the 24th U.S. more »»

How about some consistency?

January 3, 2014 Rest assured that if a leading Republican compared Democrats in Congress to members of a murderous cult, there would be calls for the offender to be shunned in Washington. more »»

Don’t repeat the mistake

January 3, 2014 The “Great Recession” from which the nation still is recovering was sparked in large measure by a massive downturn in real estate markets. more »»

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2014

January 1, 2014 Today, we welcome in a new year. more »»

Hang on, here we go again

January 1, 2014 Remember last month, when official Washington was assuring the American people a controversial budget deal would prevent any new fiscal crises for some time to come? Well, forget it. more »»

The waste goes on and on

December 30, 2013 Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. more »»

 
 

 

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