Opinion

11/25/2014 - 1:48pm
Instigating immigration reform        President Barack Obama’s controversial decision to exercise executive authority and loosen America’s immigration laws was yet another boiling point in the endless debate over our nation’s southern border. Some lawmakers criticized the president’s actions last week as another example of executive overreach...
11/18/2014 - 1:35pm
Taking Sides On Net Neutrality         Well that didn’t take long.      Almost immediately after the midterm elections, President Obama, no longer needing to be concerned about his party’s election chances, stepped out of his bunker and started presidenting again.  ...
11/18/2014 - 1:32pm
Who is Jonathan Gruber?   Letter to the Editor:               How many of your readers know who Jonathan Gruber is? Only on Fox News and radio talk programs have I heard about him. Shame on network news and newspaper media for not reporting the news on him and shame on...
11/18/2014 - 1:31pm
We want veterans to make Iowa their home        In 2007, the Iowa Senate established a Veterans Affairs Committee, which has since approved wide-ranging initiatives to help veterans, service members and their families.      In 2010, Iowa became the first state to address the Department of...
11/18/2014 - 1:30pm
Upmeyer geared up for another term        It is hard to believe but the holidays are almost here. I am looking forward to spending time with family over Thanksgiving and I hope you have the chance to do the same. With the early arrival of winter weather, we will have to throw an extra log on the fire.   ...
11/10/2014 - 11:16pm
Paying up on promises        The political landscape in Iowa changed very little following last week’s election. The state House of Representatives stayed red, the Senate stayed blue, and Terry Branstad won an unprecedented sixth term in governor’s office. Post-election news coverage has been littered...
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