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Congress seems determined to give homeowners a bailout

June 1, 2008 Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress are rushing to provide help to Americans who took out mortgage loans they couldn’t afford to pay off. Why? It’s an election year. more »»

High prices at the pump are irritating, but there isn’t any quick fix

May 25, 2008 Many Americans have gotten so hooked on instant gratification — and on believing promises made by politicians — that they simply cannot comprehend that there are some problems that cannot be solved... more »»

Government spending could use a recession

May 20, 2008 There is no doubt that the U.S. economy is in a slowdown, but it has not become a recession, according to a report released last week. more »»

Governor was right in putting a stop to exorbitant wage increases.

May 18, 2008 We never thought we’d say this, but here goes: Kudos to Gov. Chet Culver. You read right, we’re actually praising the governor. more »»

Obama should have cut ties with Wright long ago

May 17, 2008 We wish that Democratic Party candidate for president Barack Obama had cut all ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright previously — but at least he seems to have finally done s. more »»

Does a national summer gas tax holiday really spell relief?

May 11, 2008 Reducing gasoline prices by 18.4 cents per gallon will provide little more than a psychological boost for American motorists. Fuel prices, averaging about $3. more »»

Umm, has anyone seen our nuclear weapons?

May 8, 2008 Given the danger posed by nuclear weapons, one might think that the government would have a complete inventory of all of them, including spare parts. Wrong. more »»

Thorough investigation needed to eliminate possible future accidents

May 4, 2008 It’s a good thing the 10-year-old daughter of Rockaway Township, N.J., resident Cheryl Angle wasn’t home on a recent Friday afternoon. She might have been killed. more »»

IUB vote was best choice for future of Iowa energy

May 1, 2008 The Iowa Utilities Board on Wednesday gave its stamp of approval to a new coal-fired power plant in Marshalltown proposed by Alliant Energy. more »»

The government shouldn’t bail anyone out of their mortgage

April 27, 2008 Some people never learn. A few liberal members of Congress are demonstrating that in their reaction to the so-called “subprime crisis” involving mortgage loans. Sen. more »»

Focus on educating future homeowners

April 26, 2008 It is no wonder that so many Americans are in trouble with mortgages, credit cards, retirement programs and other matters in which basic financial literacy is important. more »»

Just a reminder Bill: Two wrongs don’t make a right

April 24, 2008 Apparently, former President Bill Clinton doesn’t believe in the old adage that two wrongs don’t make a right. more »»

Has Iowa’s leaderships decided to take the role of moral police?

April 20, 2008 We’ve gotten a lot of flak over our recent editorials regarding the statewide smoking ban signed into law last week. So here’s another one. more »»

Government could be role model, instead of irresponsible with money

April 19, 2008 We’ve done a lot of talking about the government in recent days, particularly the Iowa Legislature and some of its recent actions. more »»

A lot of hypocrisy in smoking ban

April 17, 2008 Gov. Chet Culver signed a new statewide smoking ban into law this week. more »»

Legislation shows leaders have become too power hungry

April 13, 2008 Just who do Iowa legislators think they are? If there is one theme emerging from this year’s legislative session, it has to be “power.” Rather, a “power hungry” state government. more »»

The basic premise of guns on planes remains protection for all

April 12, 2008 Opponents of the federal policy of allowing airline pilots to take guns into their cockpits already have begun having a field day with a report of an incident in late March. more »»

Go ahead and apologize, then demand answers

April 1, 2008 At least snoops among contractors working at the State Department are nonpartisan in their approach to invading privacy. more »»

Customer service never is the focus of any giant Monopoly

March 30, 2008 Many of us have had the experience: We have a piece of mail that needs to go out immediately, so we go to the post office after normal operating hour. more »»

 
 
 

 

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