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Thankful for a magical place called Iowa

November 26, 2013 OK, here’s the deal: I like Iowa. I’m completely unashamed to say it. I travel a bit for work — East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Southwest and the South all in the last yea. more »»

Obamacare a modest solution

November 26, 2013 The U.S. healthcare system had been designed to avoid sick people. For-profit insurers spent billions finding and marketing their policies to healthy peopl. more »»

Bill Graham made lasting impact

November 20, 2013 This week as the nation is celebrating the 95th birthday of Billy Graham, I am reminded of a time in 1948 when as a 14-year-old girl my pastor and his wife from the Carlton Brethren Church took me... more »»

Think before you jump

November 20, 2013 I have two things to say. more »»

Lessons in liberty

November 18, 2013 Back in the mid-70s, I was on the Gladbrook junior high track team. Recent events caused me to reflect back on a track meet at Dysart. I was cheering on a friend in the pole vault competition. more »»

Impeach Obama now

November 12, 2013 We in the LaRouche movement have been wrongly accused of putting a mustache on Obama when in fact his health plan is a carbon copy of Tony Blair’s British T4 Health Care from the years of 1997-2007. more »»

Grassley should retire

November 12, 2013 I heard Chuck Grassley say the trouble with government is they spend too much money. The same Chuck Grassley was for taxpayers spending hundreds of millions for a rainforest in Iowa. more »»

US needs problem solving leadership for 2016

November 12, 2013 Once upon a time, conservative Democrats (Blue Dogs) and moderate Republicans ruled the House and Senate, espousing fiscal conservative values. more »»

Save our hospital

November 11, 2013 On Tuesday John Hughes, CEO of Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center, announced MMSC will leave the downtown location. more »»

Thanks to a giving community

November 11, 2013 The Emergency Food Box Board of Directors and volunteers want to thank the Marshall County Community for again generously sharing their gifts of food during the Scouting for Food driv. more »»

‘I not even’

November 6, 2013 Cruising west, out of Pennsylvania, we stopped in a little community called Triadelphia, West Virginia. It was lunchtime and our driver needed to eat. more »»

Looking for former Anson students

November 6, 2013 From 1987 until 2005 my fourth grade students at Anson Elementary School wrote three to six page letters to themselves. Photos were also put in the envelopes. more »»

Remove Jackson’s name from fundraiser

November 5, 2013 This weekend, on Jefferson Jackson Day, I called on Iowa Democrats to remove the name of former President Andrew Jackson from its premiere fundraiser – the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinne. more »»

Let’s allow the free market to work

November 5, 2013 Only in Washington, DC can an organization fail as miserably as Kathleen Sebelius’ Health and Human Services and not face any consequences. more »»

Law protects a corpse, but not human life

November 5, 2013 Recent reports in the news from central Iowa included the criminal offense of “abuse of a corpse.” Thankfully this happens infrequently. more »»

Shouldn’t helping people come first?

October 30, 2013 First I will tell you, I am aware that we can’t take money from one fund in government and apply it to another fund. I wonder why we can’t change that eventually. more »»

World Bank concerns about Area C are justified

October 28, 2013 Secretary of Defense John Kerry has a nine month peace study going between Israel and the Palestinians. A recent J Street Conference took place in Washington D.. more »»

Community support appreciated

October 24, 2013 Thank you Marshalltown! The Marshalltown Senior Citizens Center would like to thank the citizens of Marshalltown for their support and attendance at our Ham Ball Dinner. It was a great success. more »»

Taxpayers shouldn’t fund insurance for self-employed

October 24, 2013 Monday’s Times-Republican had a front page picture with an Associated Press article concerning one Michael Weaver, shown with an expensive camera at a football game. Mr. more »»

The IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center moving forward

October 23, 2013 The Iowa Valley Community College District administration’s perspective about the Orpheum is far different from some who have given their opinions in other Letters to the Editor. more »»

 
 

 

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