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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 »»

Congress should remove loophole that adds danger for troops fighting overseas.

March 23, 2008 It has been estimated that during the past five years, fraud involved in contracts between the federal government and private companies has cost taxpayers $14 billion. more »»

In battle for the nomination, don’t forget all the pork peddlers

March 16, 2008 Both Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton have claimed that they will not be influenced by “special interests” or “Washington lobbyists. more »»

Seriously, doesn’t Congress have anything better to do? We can think of plenty

March 15, 2008 The United States has a national debt of more than $9 trillion. American troops remain embroiled in a campaign against terrorism. The Social Security program is broken. more »»

William F. Buckley Jr.

March 11, 2008 No single public intellectual had a greater impact on the latter half of the 20th century than William F. Buckley Jr. more »»

Talk Back March 9, 2008

March 9, 2008 I wish the snowmobilers would shovel my sidewalk if they come down the sidewalk and put snow all over it again so I don’t get fined. more »»

 
 

 

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