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History tells us wealth taxes don’t work

With Democrats now in control of the House, Senate and White House, many of the most significant policy battles of the next two years will be determined by intraparty fights within the Democratic Party’s various factions. Although not a moderate in any meaningful sense, President Joe Biden ...

Biden’s bid to remake America

If Joe Biden’s American Jobs Program is enacted, the federal government will take a great leap toward irreversible control of the destiny of the Republic. To finance this leap, U.S. corporations are to be forced to turn over to the government a far larger slice of their earnings. The ...

How to gain weight while lowering cholesterol

D ear Dietitian, I have pre-diabetes and was on a low-carb diet for a year. The good news is my A1C is 5.6, but the bad news is my cholesterol went from a healthy 165 to 199! My LDL is 125! I am 5’2” and weigh 105 pounds. I was a healthy 120 pounds a year ago, but I can’t put weight on! ...

What’s going on downtown?

The most common question I get asked is, “What’s going on in the downtown?” There is an abundance of exciting things in the works. All of these individual “things” add up to be impactful to the quality of life. There are projects that started in the fall that will finish this ...

Great news from Iowa Senate

We received good news about Iowa and the economy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Iowa’s economy grew faster in the last few months of 2020 than many of our neighboring states at 6.3 percent. This, along with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, is great news as Iowa ...

Farmer, doctor, glass blower

Entering Iowa from the south on Highway 81 out of Missouri, the first road sign you see is not “Welcome to Iowa,” but “Welcome to Van Buren County.” How fitting. Of the many treasures, secrets and beauties of Van Buren County, west on County Road J-40 out of Keosauqua, is the farm and ...