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Enjoy a festive New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2015 It is that time of year when holiday parties pile up one after the other over the course of a couple of weeks — and many of them are held after dark and feature alcoholic beverage. more »»

The need for giving is year-round

December 30, 2015 Another Christmas is history. Once again our compassionate area residents have worked something of a miracle for our less fortunate neighbors. more »»

US game plan needs re-examination

December 29, 2015 To hear President Barack Obama, the United States is pouring resources into the battle against terrorism —î and is winning. Unfortunately, it just isn’t so. more »»

Protecting the power grid is crucial

December 28, 2015 What if you flipped the switch some evening and the lights did not come on? Worse, what if the temperature outside was below zero and the furnace would not work? It happens, almost always because o... more »»

It’s time to submit your nominations

December 27, 2015 The production of ethanol and biodiesel is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State’s role in the nation’s renewable fuels industry is enormou. more »»

GAO faults EPA’s ‘covert propaganda’

December 26, 2015 Public opinion is an important consideration for government officials. It can encourage them to proceed with a proposed policy or persuade them to drop it. more »»

A day for Christmas thoughts

December 25, 2015 Some 2,000 years ago, an event took place that changed the course of history. more »»

Silent night, holy night ...

December 24, 2015 All across the nation, a feeling of anticipation is in the air. more »»

Congress may need to intervene

December 23, 2015 It should not surprise Americans that they have heard little recently about shortcomings at the Secret Service. more »»

We’re still not winning this war

December 22, 2015 Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq are being attacked more vigorously than ever before, as President Barack Obama emphasized recently. more »»

These charges must be investigated

December 21, 2015 More than 50 military intelligence analysts have said their conclusions about battling terrorists in Syria and Iraq were altered by U.S. more »»

Ag trade with China is growing fast

December 20, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited China in Novembe. more »»

Israel is not the obstacle to peace

December 19, 2015 Life in Israel has been risky business during the past several months. Scores of attacks by Palestinians using guns, knives and vehicles have made it so. more »»

Tragedies can produce bad policies

December 18, 2015 Most people would agree terrorists should not be permitted to buy guns. But what about “suspected violent extremists”? In both the U.. more »»

US policy toward Iran is flawed

December 17, 2015 At least President Barack Obama has been candid about what he plans to do about Iran’s missile buildup: nothing. more »»

We’ve had a crucial wake-up call

December 15, 2015 If they had planned to do so, the man and woman who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

EPA decision on RFS disappoints

December 14, 2015 We share concerns expressed within Iowa and the renewable fuels industry about the Environmental Protection Agency’s final decision on the Renewable Fuel Standard for next year. more »»

EPA decision on RFS disappoints

December 14, 2015 We share concerns expressed within Iowa and the renewable fuels industry about the Environmental Protection Agency’s final decision on the Renewable Fuel Standard for next year. more »»

Annual USDA report is available

December 13, 2015 The annual report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service — “Rural America at a Glance, 2015”— has just been published. more »»

Donald Trump’s proposals are simplistic

December 12, 2015 Criticism of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is absolutely right on ethical grounds. As Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis. more »»

 
 
 

 

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