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Muzzling the press isn’t an option

March 7, 2016 No doubt many politicians, both Republican and Democrat, cheered Donald Trump silently for a comment he made last week. more »»

Home & Garden Expo is the place to be

March 6, 2016 With spring in the air, the 2016 Home & Garden Expo should be the destination of choice this weekend for anyone with even the hint of a green thumb or a desire to spruce up the family home. more »»

IRS admits to major security failings

March 5, 2016 If you have used the Internal Revenue Service’s computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. more »»

Obama will definitely have a legacy

March 4, 2016 Americans have to endure less than a year more of Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, but he seems determined to make the time pass painfully. more »»

Congress should ask tough questions

March 3, 2016 If as many as 200 U.S. troops were killed in a terrorist attack, Americans would demand to know how it could have happened. more »»

23rd annual Dayton Expo is Friday

March 2, 2016 The winding down of an Iowa winter is a preoccupation for everyone just no. more »»

We need more scrutiny of the Pentagon

March 1, 2016 Officials of our government reported recently that Cuba has returned a dummy Hellfire missile accidentally shipped there in 2014. more »»

Obama’s request should be opposed

February 29, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola —î the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news now. more »»

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 »»



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