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North Korea is resuming its old game

September 25, 2015 For decades, with both Democrats and Republicans in the White House, North Korea’s supremely brutal family dictatorship was able to get away with military blackmail. The U.S. more »»

Too bad we can’t get our money back

September 24, 2015 Almost undoubtedly, Russian military advisers and weaponry being sent to Syria will do more to defeat the Islamic State terrorist army than has been accomplished by the United States. more »»

Let’s help preserve earth’s animals

September 22, 2015 With worry about the futures of some of the world’s great animals —î tigers, lions and elephants come to mind — fully justified, events in Rwanda during the past few years are more than nice to... more »»

Honor Flights deserve support

September 21, 2015 Sixteen million Americans served in this nation’s military forces during the most horrific war in history — World War II. more »»

Let’s keep rural life accident free

September 20, 2015 National Farm Safety and Health Week begins today — it’s the 72nd consecutive annual observance. This year’s theme is “Ag safety is not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle. more »»

Russia makes new moves in Syria

September 19, 2015 Ho-hum. Another day, another meaningless warning from the American presiden. more »»

Have our leaders forgotten so quickly?

September 18, 2015 A little more than 14 years ago, Americans were brutally shocked out of our complacency regarding Islamic terrorism when organized murderers used aircraft in a massive attack on us. more »»

Hillary’s email saga raises concerns

September 17, 2015 Her handling of email communications while she was secretary of state was not the “best choice,” Hillary Clinton has admitted. more »»

Additional issues cloud Iran deal

September 16, 2015 Especially when arms control treaties are involved, the devil really is in the details. There are plenty of them in President Barack Obama’s proposed deal over Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. more »»

Government transparency is vital

September 15, 2015 A recent announcement from Secretary of State John Kerry was at once startingly cynical and depressingly typical of Washington. more »»

Fort Dodge has an opportunity

September 14, 2015 Iowa and Kosovo have been sister states since 2013. more »»

This goal has almost been achieved

September 13, 2015 Following a ribbon cutting Wednesday, a completed section of the city’s crosstown connector opened for traffic. more »»

Clay County Fair is an Iowa treasure

September 12, 2015 The days are a tad shorter. The kids are back in school. There’s a hint of fall in the air. The season for summer fairs and festivals is nearly at an en. more »»

A day for memories and fierce resolve

September 11, 2015 Sept. 11, 2001, is a day etched in the memories of Americans. Recollections of 9/11 remain vivid, though less so as time passes. more »»

NSA’s power should worry us all

September 10, 2015 It appears the very agency accused of spying unconstitutionally on Americans now has the authority to stop anyone who objects. Two recent court rulings make that clear. In 2013, a U.S. more »»

The Fed should proceed carefully

September 9, 2015 Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fisher commented a few days ago that there is “a pretty strong case” for the Fed raising interest rates next month. more »»

Law enforcement officers deserve respect

September 8, 2015 Many in law enforcement feel under siege because of public protests in which violence directed at them is encouraged. more »»

America celebrates its workers

September 7, 2015 To most Americans in 21st-century America, Labor Day is not an important holiday. It marks the unofficial end of summe. more »»

Building tomorrow’s community leaders

September 6, 2015 Leadership Fort Dodge has an ambitious mission. It seeks to develop community leaders “who are informed, dynamic, qualified and motivated. more »»

School boards shape tomorrow

September 5, 2015 Voters here in Fort Dodge and elsewhere in Iowa go to the polls Tuesday to select school board members. Some voters may be tempted to regard these local contests as low priority. They aren’t. more »»



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