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Annual purse drive

January 10, 2015 To the editor: On behalf of It Gets Better — FD and myself, I want to thank each and every one of you personally for the purses and toiletries. more »»

Reacts to Palo Alto firing

January 10, 2015 To the editor: Most days I am proud to be a resident Palo Alto County. On Jan. 6 at 8:30 a.m., this pride was questioned after attending a Board of Supervisors meeting. more »»

Still appreciates Daryl Beall

January 10, 2015 To the editor: With the Iowa Legislature commencing this week, one of its best legislators, Sen. Daryl Beall, will not be in attendance. Sen. more »»

A party at war with itself

January 10, 2015 For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York. more »»

Congress must set funding priorities

January 8, 2015 Among President Barack Obama’s budget requests last year was $5.4 billion to fight Ebola abroad and ensure this country is better prepared for an outbreak. Ebola made big headlines, after all. more »»

Federal debt is $18 trillion and growing

January 7, 2015 At more than $18 trillion and climbing swiftly, the U.S. national debt is a very real threat to our prosperity as a natio. more »»

Keeping spending in check is vital

January 6, 2015 Cutting the size and, therefore, the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

U.S. missile force needs updating

January 5, 2015 Nuclear weapons proliferation may mean that, if anything, the United States needs a strong, flexible deterrent force. more »»

U.S. and China need ag cooperation

January 4, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Iowa’s former governor, was a guest participant at the Goals in Food & Agriculture Session of the U.S. more »»

Cyber attacks warrant more action

January 3, 2015 M embers of Congress are eager to provide military hardware to the Pentagon, whether the armed forces want it or not. The recently approved $1. more »»

Who had the worst year?

January 3, 2015 Jonathan Gruber, sage of MIT and proud champion of the Affordable Care Act, may well have had the worst year in American public life. more »»

Year of the fainting couch

January 3, 2015 The fainting couch doesn’t have the same cachet it did in the 19th century, which is a shame, because it should be more in demand than at any time since the age of corsets and delicate sensibilitie. more »»

Commercial air service to resume

January 2, 2015 For more than half a century there was scheduled airline service at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport. That ended temporarily on Feb. more »»

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015

January 1, 2015 Today, we welcome in a new year. more »»

Let’s take time to reflect on 2014

December 31, 2014 In a short while, 2014 will be in the record books. That makes today an especially good time to reflect on the year that is about to end. more »»

Secret Service must change its ways

December 30, 2014 Unless the Secret Service is shaken up at the very top, the agency charged with protecting the president and other top officials will not correct problems that threaten its mission, an investigation... more »»

Secret Service must change its ways

December 30, 2014 Unless the Secret Service is shaken up at the very top, the agency charged with protecting the president and other top officials will not correct problems that threaten its mission, an investigation... more »»

Terrorists reveal their evil nature

December 29, 2014 If peace-loving people throughout the world needed any more evidence Islamic terrorists must be wiped out, it came recently. more »»

Making the most of charitable giving

December 28, 2014 As 2014 winds down, taxpayers are often considering how they can reduce their liability by making tax-deductible contributions to charitable organizations. more »»

Israel deserves strong U.S. support

December 27, 2014 It is no wonder Israelis are so frustrated with the “international community” and, in particular, the United State. more »»

 
 
 

 

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