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Most Americans can see the real value of keeping the Bush tax cuts

July 27, 2008 Sen. John Kerry was trying to make a point unflattering to Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain recently — but an examination of his comment does just the opposite. more »»

There’s only one word that can be used when talking about terrorism. It must be erradicated

July 24, 2008 Taliban and al-Qaida terrorists seem to be gaining strength in Afghanistan, and may have increased the tempo of their attacks in order to affect elections in the United States. more »»

For those banks who didn’t play by the rules, we have no sympathy

July 20, 2008 Members of the Federal Reserve Board plan to issue new regulations for mortgage bankers. more »»

Regain Power

July 17, 2008 It has been a “tough month” for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, as President Bush admitted recently. That should prompt U.S. more »»

Medicare needs an overhaul, there’s no doubt about that, but Congress needs to step up with A Little Courage

July 15, 2008 No politician wants to alienate a large voting bloc during an election year — and senior citizens are feared especially. more »»

$4 Gas

July 13, 2008 Congress is not likely to approve any meaningful energy-related legislation this summer, even as motorists begin to wonder whether $4 a gallon gasoline soon may be a fond memory — not to mention the... more »»

Congress should take action to ensure future of ‘Meals on Wheels’

July 12, 2008 One of the most important initiatives serving senior citizens is that often referred to as “Meals on Wheels. more »»

Failure to create an energy policy must be rectified soon

July 10, 2008 No doubt members of Congress would love dearly to find some instant gratification way of dealing with high gasoline prices. Unfortunately, one doesn’t exist. more »»

Rights, not government, should be expanded

July 8, 2008 State laws across the nation, as well as the reluctance of most local officials to participate in anti-gun hysteria, make it clear that the vast majority of residents of our states support the U.S. more »»

Once a year won’t hurt anything, right? Let’s work together to make it a safe weekend

July 5, 2008 Police agencies throughout our area will have increased patrols out on highways during this Independence Day weekend. more »»

Fire the cannons, pass the rum rations and celebrate July 4, 1776

July 4, 2008 Even before our nation had won the war fought to gain our freedom from Great Britain, Americans began celebrating the Declaration of Independence. more »»

When it comes to contracts — especially military contracts — taxpayers are entitled to get a good value

July 1, 2008 The Air Force worked around its own requirements in awarding a $35 billion contract for new midair tankers to be used to refuel U.S. more »»

Politics as usual

June 29, 2008 It’s going to be a long, misleading summer, to judge by the intellectually dishonest smear attack already being mounted against Republican candidate for president Sen. John McCain. more »»

Obama may be an eloquent speaker, but he also needs to double-check the facts before he goes

June 26, 2008 Sen. Barack Obama, unofficially the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, has wasted no time in stretching the truth. As it became apparent that he will face Sen. more »»

‘We, the people’

June 22, 2008 While we do not believe that Sen. more »»

Environmental bill’s proponents forgot to mention the economic sticker shock

June 21, 2008 It is unlikely that an astronomically expensive pollution control bill being championed by many environmentalists will be approved by the U.S. Senate. more »»

Real issues

June 19, 2008 Now that Sen. Barack Obama clearly will be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, facing Sen. John McCain in the November election, Americans can get down to examining the issues. more »»

In debate on global warming, it’s time we demand real answers

June 15, 2008 A sort of environmental McCarthyism is at work when global warming is debated. more »»

MEGA-10 wants your involvement, input

June 12, 2008 Thanks to members like you, MEGA-10 continues to work for the betterment of the Marshalltown community. We need your renewed membership. more »»

Voters will eventually see through Obama

June 12, 2008 Personally, I believe that the United States populace will sort out the issues and see through Obama as he continues his flourishing oratory with no substantial solutions attached to his exclamation... more »»



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