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Iran policy seems confused

January 30, 2014 Recently, U.S. officials announced some economic sanctions against Iran are being eased because that country says it is complying with an agreement not to build nuclear weapons. more »»

Catholic schools serve area well

January 28, 2014 There has been a Catholic School System in Fort Dodge for almost as long as this town has been in existence. There are other Messengerland towns that can make a similar claim. more »»

Iowa Power Farming?Show starts Tuesday

January 27, 2014 What organizers say is the largest indoor agricultural equipment show in the upper Midwest — and the third largest in the United States — kicks off Tuesday and continues through Thursday at Iowa... more »»

‘Progress 2014’ starts today

January 26, 2014 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 »»

This should be an easy call

January 25, 2014 U.S. Supreme Court justices often are called upon to interpret difficult, highly technical points of law and the Constitution. more »»

How to lose Hispanic voters

January 25, 2014 President Barack Obama and his liberal cronies waste few opportunities to assure Hispanics they should rely on the Democratic Party. more »»

Problems ahead for some patients on Medicare

January 24, 2014 For the past couple of years, senior citizens have been warned that part of the federal government’s takeover of the health care system involves massive cuts to the Medicare progra. more »»

Congress must set the rules

January 22, 2014 Just before the old year ended, a federal appeals court judge handed champions of the liberties Americans cherish a stinging defeat. Federal District Court Judge William H. Pauley, in Washington, D. more »»

This pattern must be halted

January 22, 2014 Both liberals in Congress and President Barack Obama insist they will not tolerate conservative initiatives to get government spending under control. more »»

Take the money and run

January 21, 2014 Take the money and run. That may well be the motto of officials at CGI Federal, the company that botched the rollout of the Affordable Care Act website — — last fall. more »»

Today we honor a dream of justice

January 20, 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, being observed today, is an appropriate time to recall an exceptional perso. more »»

‘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 »»



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