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  • The right caves on social issues, then loses

    This week, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed a significant drop in the number of Americans identifying as conservative, and a significant ris ...
    June 10, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Ernst leaves gay vets behind

    Rob HumbleIowa CityOn Thursday the Senate considered an amendment to the fiscal 2016 defense authori ...
    June 9, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Bakken pipeline will abuse eminent domain

    Hughie TweedyMontroseThe Iowa state flag has the powerful motto, “Our Liberties We Prize, and Our Ri ...
    June 9, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • A much needed date night

    Date night. It is something you don’t put a lot of thought into before you have kids, but after, it becomes almost a necessity. My husband and I don’t ...
    June 9, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Hijab on the job

    I ran into God four times last week.I was in a small, street corner convenience store, the kind Span ...
    June 9, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Undying memories of an undying love

    There are losses in life that affect you daily and those which only rise up on occasion to remind you of time’s passing.
    June 8, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Socialist ‘justice’

    Protestors demand “social justice.” I hate their chant. If I oppose their cause, then I’m for social “injustice”? Nonsense.
    June 8, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • How it made them feel

    Maya Angelou once said something like, people won’t remember what you said or did but how it made them feel. I’ve been reminded this week of two peopl ...
    June 5, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • RFS is good for Newton, rural economies

    The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is an Iowa success story that’s fueling American jobs and providing consumers greater choice at the pump. It means 7 ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Biofuels under attack: Same old story

    It’s been a familiar few weeks for biofuels. First, chain restaurants and chicken producers blamed ethanol for raising food prices. Then, the federal ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Small business is big business in Iowa

    From Sioux City to Des Moines to Davenport and every small town in between, small business is big business in Iowa.
    June 4, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Family get together

    From a large family, I’m the youngest of eight children, we used to get together all the time. Not just with brothers and sisters (I dislike the word ...
    June 4, 2015 - 11:08 am
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