Opinion

02/24/2015 - 12:53pm
Another great season       Hampton-Dumont fans hardly had time to catch their breath after an exciting gridiron season this fall. Winter sports teams picked up right where the football squad left off, giving Bulldog Nation yet another victory-filled effort that didn’t go unnoticed.     Their hard work culminated in an exciting Saturday this past weekend...
02/17/2015 - 12:12pm
The End Of Daily         It’s official. We are losing the most trusted newsman of this generation.      Also, Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC.      In an oddly timed juxtaposition, William’s six-month suspension coincides with Jon Stewart’s...
02/17/2015 - 12:10pm
Legislature discusses multiple education issues last week   The fifth week of the legislative session proved to be a productive one that will strengthen Iowa’s middle-class families and small businesses.      I’m happy to report that the first bill sent to the Governor this session will provide approximately $...
02/17/2015 - 12:09pm
Reversing Iowa’s slide in education investment        Iowa’s future depends on high-quality local schools. Our best hope for expanding Iowa’s middle class is investing the necessary resources in our students and educators. That’s why I voted this week to reverse the trend that has dropped Iowa to...
02/10/2015 - 11:58am
Getting over the gas tax        Iowa’s infrastructure keeps crumbling, repair costs keep rising, and money keeps getting tighter. It’s an ongoing saga that’s been at the forefront of legislative discussion for the past four years. While there’s no cure-all solution to the state’s...
02/10/2015 - 11:57am
Truth, Justice, and the American Media        People can be distrustful of the media.      I don’t blame them. Agenda-driven media has become the rule, rather than the exception. Sensationalism is more profitable than context and objectivity is a unicorn that some outlets don’t even pretend...
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