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Our Take

December 20, 2008 The Times-Republican rolls out a new editorial feature this week – Our Take on the News. more »»

No sand, no safety

December 18, 2008 Another snowstorm, another disappointment. more »»

Economic recovery? Not with this plan

December 10, 2008 In many ways, the so-called “recovery plan” being discussed by liberal leaders in Congress sounds very much like political payback, not economic stimulus. more »»

Who's next?

December 9, 2008 Everywhere we turn these days, someone is talking about bailouts. more »»

Take some time to stop and ‘smell the roses’ this Holiday Season

December 4, 2008 We can’t help but enjoy this time of year. Oh sure, snow and ice on the streets can be a bit frustrating, but it can’t overcome the joy the holiday season brings. more »»

Marshalltown taxpayers deserve better than just salt on the streets this winter

November 29, 2008 Marshalltown — and the entire Midwest, for that matter — will soon enter another winter season and once again, snow removal will be a main concern for local resident. more »»

Another Bailout

November 25, 2008 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have been wasting no time in their campaign to impose even more socialism on the American economy. more »»

It’s our money and we have a right to know how it’s being

November 23, 2008 Treasury Department officials continue to refuse to disclose details of their emergency loan program for big financial institutions. That is wrong, plainly and simpl. more »»

The bailout bill was rotten enough to begin with, now it’s just mushroomed into corporate welfare

November 20, 2008 Some companies receiving money through the government’s program to “bail out” beleaguered financial institutions do not seem to have been in trouble at al. more »»

Law enforcement shouldn’t punish any form of America’s free press

November 16, 2008 After the Penn State football team beat Ohio State on Oct. 25, a large, unruly crowd surged into the streets of State College, Pa., to “celebrate. more »»

A reminder of why they really play

November 13, 2008 During a period in which political rhetoric and talk about greed in big business have dominated the news, it may be appropriate to reflect that sometimes, the good news merits our attention. more »»

Bailout bill was more of the same, another corporate welfare

November 9, 2008 Talk about “corporate welfare” — the $850 billion financial institution bailout bill approved by Congress a few weeks ago is turning into a grab bag of cash for all comers. more »»

Democracy has spoken

November 5, 2008 Regardless of your political view, this year’s election will forever be remembered as the dawn of a new era in America. more »»

When it comes to the economy, McCain is the best choice

November 2, 2008 No election in recent memory has occurred during a period when Americans were as concerned about the economy — about whether they will be able to put bread on the table next year or even next month ... more »»

McCain’s record is best for our future

October 26, 2008 Character, as judged by a candidate’s record, counts when voters are called upon to fill the most important office in the land, that of president of the United States. We believe Sen. more »»

Palin’s campaign stops show voters support her

October 26, 2008 When Gov. Sarah Palin makes campaign stops, she often receives an enthusiastic welcome. more »»

Helping the Afghan people fight for freedom should be a

October 5, 2008 Afghan President Hamid Karzai has proven that while he is no puppet whose strings are pulled in Washington, he is a staunch, fearless opponent of Islamic terrorists. Good. more »»

Presidential candidates’ records tell us the complete story

September 28, 2008 We are not persuaded that uncritical “bipartisanship” in Washington is good for Americans. more »»

Politics and Panic

September 27, 2008 Two aspects of human behavior — politics and panic — need to be kept out of the reaction to the current financial situation. Both are counterproductive. Both would aggravate the problem. more »»

Fix The System

September 25, 2008 Possibly because it is an election year and no one in Washington wants to alienate any potential voters, federal action to prevent a financial markets meltdown may not address the cause of the... more »»



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