Opinion

07/26/2016 - 2:57pm
Political dynamic an interesting one    As we enter week two of the major party political conventions in the United States, the opportunity to hear the differences – or lack thereof in some cases – is an interesting one.    At the national level, which we rarely discuss, we see the Republicans painting a picture of being “the outsiders” with their...
06/14/2016 - 3:43pm
I Am Prepared        Last weekend saw the release of one of my most anticipated films of the year. As of writing this, I’ve yet to see “Warcraft,” but my excitement has not been dampened by the 22 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.      Yes, a 22 percent rating. A far cry from the 90...
06/14/2016 - 3:42pm
Choose wisely this election season Letter to the editor:        When our children play sports, we teach them sportsmanship with principles and values. We tell them it is not whether you win or lose but it is how you play the game.      Should this be applied to the 2016 election? If you are a Democrat...
06/14/2016 - 3:41pm
The millennials' distopian utopia        I’ll never forget when our oldest son came home from college and declared the welfare state to be legitimate because “we” voted for it. I can’t think of a better illustration of “democratic socialism.”      No founding...
06/14/2016 - 3:40pm
Tourism grows the economy and improves quality of life      Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy all that Iowa has to offer.      Our great quality of life is bolstered by the arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities and amenities are important to local communities. They attract families and...
06/14/2016 - 3:40pm
Final action        With the arrival of June, it means that warmer weather and summer is here. Our free time will soon be filled with county fairs, cook outs, parades and more time with family. I know that I’m looking forward to this summer!      Recently, Gov. Terry Branstad completed action on...
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