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Dear madam yesterday

April 21, 2015 Back in 1979, Ronald Reagan first announced his intentions to run for office by releasing a video. That is how it was done back then. more »»

Sharing successes

April 20, 2015 Dear Dave, My husband and I are 28 years old. We’re completely debt-free, and we each have great jobs. more »»

A U.S.-Russia war over Ukraine?

April 20, 2015 “Could a U.S. response to Russia’s action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.. more »»

Wisconsin’s semi-favorite son

April 20, 2015 Why, during a recent visit here — while asking some trusted Wisconsin sources for their candid assessment of Scott Walker, the state’s governor, an undeclared but leading 2016 Republican presidentia... more »»

Just a few random thoughts

April 19, 2015 I’ve written about this before, so you’ll forgive me if I raise the issue again — Marshalltown, as great as it is, could be even stronger and more dynamic if we reach out to everyone in the community. more »»

It's the thrill of a grill

April 19, 2015 Summer is a time for fireworks, swimming and lighting things on fire. more »»

There is always room for dessert

April 19, 2015 Sweet Potato Custard Pie 1 c. softened butter 1 c. sugar 4 eggs 1/2 lb. canned sweet potatoes (drained) or use fresh ones that have been boiled, drained and mashed 1/3 . more »»

Moses is coming to save the $20 bill

April 19, 2015 American money is actual money; the rest of the stuff just looks fake. In this country we have money that looks like it means business. more »»

Rain makes wheat price wither

April 18, 2015 Wheat prices continued dropping this week, with prices nearing a five-year low as heavy rains were forecast for the southern U.S. Plains. more »»

The new inquisition

April 18, 2015 How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. more »»

Often there’s no sensible middle

April 18, 2015 Some time ago, I heard a power company executive arguing that humans have played no role in global warming. Actually, he went further, “demonstrating” that global warming isn’t even happening. more »»

Know where you are

April 17, 2015 Dear Heloise: I saw a suggestion sent in by a reader for leaving a baby sitter a list of instructions. more »»

Sustainability gone wild

April 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of persons who can stop contributing to their alma maters. more »»

Hillary drops the other shoe

April 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — In finally declaring her 2016 presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton put a reverse twist on the old break-up line, “It’s not you. It’s me. more »»

Another week in Des Moines

April 17, 2015 Work on policy bills sent over from the Senate continues, although the workload is diminishing as the number of eligible bills dwindles. more »»

Must have books for baby’s library

April 16, 2015 New parents are constantly hearing about the importance of reading to their little ones but rarely do they have any idea as to WHAT they should be reading to the. more »»

Hillary's campaign: Already media-assisted

April 16, 2015 It is fair to say that Hillary Clinton is as liberal as Ted Cruz is conservative. This will explain why our so-called "objective" media are already treating Hillary as the Third Coming (Obama was N. more »»

It’s not easy for Obama to prove he’s green

April 16, 2015 President Barack Obama’s spokesman, Josh Earnest, recently boasted that his boss will “go down in history as the greenest president we’ve ever had. more »»

My first 90 days in D.C.

April 16, 2015 It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been over three months since I began serving as your congressman for the First District of Iowa. more »»

MCC offers training for ‘Hot Jobs’

April 15, 2015 In the world of work, most of us would like to be in a career that is listed as “high demand, high salary. more »»



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