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Our economy will work itself out without the help of politicians

March 9, 2008 Americans once again are witnessing the strength of our economy in adjusting to errors — not to mention the eagerness of politicians to find ways to take credit for addressing “crises. more »»

It’s time to put the brakes on the return of one dangerous fad: Street Racing

March 8, 2008 A tragedy recently near Washington, D.C., is a reminder of the terrible risks taken by those who turn public streets and highways into racetracks. more »»

It’s time for America to beef up its history education

March 6, 2008 One reason so many young Americans may view Sen. Barack Obama as the “new JFK” may be that few of them know much about the real President John F. Kenned. more »»

Is Cuba’s change of guard a step toward freedom?

March 2, 2008 Most Cubans have never known freedom, in large measure because they have never lived without Fidel Castro as their nation’s dictator. That is about to change — officially, at least. more »»

Another stamp increase?

March 1, 2008 First-class U.S. Postal Service stamps will increase in price on May 12, going up to 42 cent. more »»

When the going gets tough, the ‘tough’ ... hold hearings?

February 28, 2008 Congress has yet to provide funding needed by American troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and other trouble spot. more »»

If Marines aren’t welcome, then our tax dollars shouldn’t be either

February 26, 2008 Officials in Berkeley, Calif. have created a new mess for themselves, by allowing a few ultra-liberals to attempt to bully the Marines. more »»

Drug informants and police created a Nightmare

February 24, 2008 Law enforcement officials in and near Mansfield, Ohio, are involved in a nightmare — one that they helped create for more than two dozen innocent people. more »»

If allegations of favoritism, interference are true, we expect swift punishment

February 23, 2008 Federal Housing Secretary Alphonso Jackson has been accused several times of using his agency for political purposes and interfering improperly in local housing projects in several locations. more »»

Clinton’s health care scheme attacks you

February 21, 2008 George Orwell may have chosen the wrong gender for his arch-villain in the novel, “1984.” To judge by comments made by Sen. more »»

Bush’s budget isn’t innovative unless it trims some major fat

February 19, 2008 In unveiling his $3.1 trillion budget proposal recently, President Bush referred to it as “innovativ. more »»

McCain would do well to remember how he got into the driver’s seat

February 19, 2008 Mitt Romney’s decision to drop out of the race for the Republican nomination for president seems to leave Sen. John McCain in the driver’s seat. more »»

City streets should be in list of council’s top projects for coming year

February 16, 2008 The Marshalltown City Council earlier this week released its list of goals for the coming year as well as a list of ongoing goals it hopes to see addressed. It’s a good list. more »»

Bank employee’s fraud scheme must be warning to U.S. banks

February 14, 2008 If the gigantic French bank at which Jerome Kerviel worked is correct, the 31-year-old securities trader was involved in a truly breathtaking scheme. U.S. more »»

Congress may again prove it’s all talk, No action

February 10, 2008 During the last year of his presidency, Ronald Reagan waged a two-prong strategy to solidify the gains of his administration: He pushed the Soviet Union to make real arms reductions and set the stag... more »»

Road runs directly into Washington’s earmark culture of waste

February 8, 2008 Coconut Road near Fort Myers looks like any other concrete ribbon near housing developments, golf courses and shopping malls in this state’s booming southwest. more »»

What really happened to John Edwards’ campaign?

February 8, 2008 He was back again on Wednesday, never so eloquent as in withdrawing from the Democratic race for the presidential nomination. more »»

What would she do without politics?

February 8, 2008 A friend of mine once speculated that if Hillary Clinton is defeated in the primaries, she would then divorce Bill and take him to court for his multiple infidelities. more »»

Wanted: A solution — and a way to pay for it

February 3, 2008 There’s a controversial issue brewing at the Marshalltown City Hall. Marshalltown is lacking in sidewalks. That’s not the issue. more »»

Taxpayers deserve answers for $40 million NASA ‘conflict’

February 2, 2008 Shortly after the start of the new year, NASA announced that it will delay sending a space probe to Mars for two years and expects the cost of the mission to increase by $40 million because of an... more »»

 
 

 

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