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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 »»

Bureaucrats should be held to account

December 26, 2014 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced recently. more »»

A day for Christmas thoughts

December 25, 2014 Some 2,000 years ago, an event took place that changed the course of history. more »»

Silent night, holy night ...

December 24, 2014 All across the nation, a feeling of anticipation is in the air. more »»

Spending bill contains much waste

December 23, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

Sen. John McCain has a vital message

December 22, 2014 Many voices have chimed during in regard to the release of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. more »»

Municipal Building deserves preservation

December 21, 2014 The nerve center of city government has been located at 819 First Ave. S. for a century. The Municipal Building was built in 1914. more »»

Congress should require transparency

December 20, 2014 With all the worry over a “government shutdown” predominating news from Capitol Hill earlier this month, one failure by Congress passed almost unnoticed. more »»

Congress helps people with disabilities

December 19, 2014 Millions of people with disabilities and their families are poised to receive an early Christmas present this year, thanks to Congress. The U.S. more »»

Preserving natural areas is important

December 18, 2014 Many Americans live within a few hours’ drive of valuable, often beautiful, natural areas preserved in part because of a federal tax break. It ought to be made permanent. more »»

Parks, historic sites are a priority

December 17, 2014 Some national parks and historic sites are much more than beautiful places and reminders of our heritage as Americans. more »»

 
 
 

 

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