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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 »»

Let’s keep Fort Dodge’s schools strong

February 7, 2016 Due to the snowstorm on Feb. 2, the vote in the Fort Dodge Community School District to determine the fate of two general obligation bond requests had to be postponed. It will now take place Tuesda. more »»

Deficit spending is a major threat

February 6, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported not long ag. more »»

Hillary’s campaign may be in trouble

February 5, 2016 After Democratic voters caucused in Iowa Monday night, Hillary Clinton told reporters she breathed “a sigh of relief” at the results. She won, the Democratic contender for president noted. more »»

Iran policy remains a concern for US

February 4, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to believe anti-American Iranian officials are our friends, now. They can be trusted, he insist. more »»

Spending more isn’t the answer

February 3, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for i. more »»

A classic vehicle may be returning

February 2, 2016 Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. more »»

It’s vital to keep FD schools strong

January 31, 2016 Voters in the Fort Dodge Community School District go to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of two general obligation bond requests. more »»

‘Progress 2016’ sections start today

January 31, 2016 As the holiday season draws to a close each year, The Messenger’s writing staff embarks on a challenging adventure — producing a comprehensive look at how a wide array of developments in our region... more »»

It’s almost time to caucus in Iowa

January 30, 2016 Iowa’s presidential nominating caucuses get enormous attention from the national news media and respected political pundits because they come at the very start of the presidential campaign. more »»



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