Opinion

12/16/2014 - 2:21pm
Utilizing our utilities        Recent discussion from the city council has explored possible funding opportunities to improve crumbling infrastructure in Hampton’s downtown district. The current proposal would affect local taxpayers’ pocketbooks, but it’s an expense residents must be willing to pay if they want progress in the near future....
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...
11/10/2014 - 11:16pm
  Predictable Politics        Finally. The midterms are over.      I’d say I was disappointed in the results, but that would imply that I was at all surprised.      I don’t think anybody was shocked that Terry Branstad won his sixth election. The most...
11/10/2014 - 11:15pm
Help, redistributionist!        With the elections over with, I’d like to take a look at them from a different perspective than the wonkish blather that has polluted the media leading up to this blessed moment of peace. Out here on the farm we are not so bothered with all the noise since we don’t have TV...
11/04/2014 - 11:01am
Thanks, vets!        Next Tuesday is Veterans Day; our country’s annual salute to the service men and women who’ve dedicated years of time and energy protecting our freedoms at home and abroad. Sometimes we take their sacrifices for granted, but Nov. 11 provides us with a special day to express our...
11/04/2014 - 11:00am
Movie Madness        Are we at the saturation point yet?      Last week Marvel Studios put on a big show to announce their line up for Phase Three of their cinematic universe. Nine new movies to run through 2018. Shortly before that, at a Time Warner investors meeting of all places, Warner Bros...
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