Opinion

12/06/2016 - 3:17pm
FDA bill passes the House with big compromises in the balance      They say that a true compromise is when both sides meet at a table, and leave, having gotten nothing that they wanted; because compromising on your ideologies is hard, and usually requires a lot of catering to from either side. A bill that’s on its way to the Senate this week is a picture of a true...
11/29/2016 - 4:56pm
Thankful for Hampton To the editor:     As I pen this, it is Thanksgiving, and I am once again grateful that I live in America – in a small farming community – in the wonderful and beautiful state of Iowa.     We’re grateful for all of the friendly people who will greet you with a smile and a “...
11/29/2016 - 4:55pm
A time to be thankful      With the Thanksgiving weekend come and gone, we all had an opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for this year. I hope you all had a great holiday and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends.      This past Election Day, I was elected to serve my...
11/29/2016 - 4:54pm
Windmills make us poor     For years, alternative energy development was stifled by petroleum subsidies; among them military protection rackets and depletion allowances. The subsidies were touted as a way to prop up national security and help low income people get around. But if the cost of oil was realized at the pump instead of...
11/22/2016 - 3:14pm
Suck it up Buttercup      Iowa House of Representative Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) plans to introduce a new bill during the January session of the state legislature, entitled “Suck it up, buttercup,” with the primary aim of deducting funding from state colleges and university who spend excess money on “grieving...
11/22/2016 - 3:13pm
The new industrious complex      As a transplant form the East Coast, wind turbines were few and far between in my home state of New Jersey. By the time I left, solar energy was just hitting mainstream as a way for home owners to invest in energy production and cost saving measures.      Just six months in...
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