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Waste isn’t the only reason to worry

April 15, 2016 It probably is a good thing bureaucrats like those at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were not in charge of arming the United States for World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, De. more »»

Amtrak accidents raise concerns

April 14, 2016 The crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia April 3 brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past yea. more »»

Politics must not be allowed to intrude

April 13, 2016 Politics rules everything in Washington, even at the top levels of the Justice Department. more »»

Don’t follow California’s example

April 12, 2016 How would you feel if, as you were about to pay for some bread and milk at the grocery store, the cashier stopped and said, “I’m going to have to add some to your bill. more »»

New tax credit helps FD and region

April 10, 2016 Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill Wednesday that will help boost the economy in Webster County and elsewhere in the Hawkeye State. more »»

Obama didn’t persuade Fidel Castro

April 9, 2016 Lest anyone forget the regime President Barack Obama flirted with in Cuba recently, that nation’s former ruler Fidel Castro penned a mocking response to Obama’s visit and speeches, which was... more »»

Boko Haram is unquestionably evil

April 8, 2016 The indoctrination, beatings and drugs Boko Haram terrorists used on a 10-year-old girl in Cameroon recently were not enough. more »»

Support ‘Go Big, Go Dodgers’ event

April 7, 2016 Our public schools are among the most important institutions in our community. more »»

Microscholarships help FD students

April 6, 2016 It’s sometimes difficult to get young people to devote their energies during the high school years to pursuits that will benefit them in the future. more »»

Donald Trump does it once again

April 5, 2016 There he goes again. Once again, Donald Trump has made an emphatic statement of what his policy would be if he is elected president and once again he has been forced to retract it. more »»

Cyberterrorism is a huge threat

April 4, 2016 Cyberterrorism —î for profit, not twisted ideology —î has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

Good news for Iowa beef producers

April 3, 2016 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»

Senate GOP is acting appropriately

April 2, 2016 President Barack Obama warned that Republican senators risk damaging the Supreme Court nomination process “beyond repair” if they continue to reject action on his nominee for the high court. more »»

Obamacare is losing many enrollees

April 1, 2016 President Barack Obama is a master at diverting attention from his administration’s failures, and the White House was at it again recently. A goal of having 9. more »»

Election may decide drilling policy

March 31, 2016 There will be no drilling for oil or gas anywhere off the 2,069 miles of the U.S. Atlantic coastline, President Barack Obama has decree. more »»

US effort against IS is too limited

March 30, 2016 Exposing a few dozen Marines to a potentially catastrophic attack by Islamic terrorists is not going all-out to defeat the barbaric murders. It is taking a terrible risk with American lives, howeve. more »»

Cuba’s leaders remain repressive

March 29, 2016 People who have reason to hope their native land will become less repressive do not risk their lives in small boats on the Atlantic Ocean, in the hope of better lives in the United States. more »»

This noncompliance must be stopped

March 28, 2016 It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for them. more »»

Easter offers a message of hope

March 27, 2016 Having commemorated the sorrow of Good Friday, Christians the world over today are contemplating the joy of another Easter morning with the message of victory over death and despair. more »»

Terror in Brussels is another warning

March 26, 2016 Throughout Europe, heads of state made pledges similar to that from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. more »»



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