Governor was right in putting a stop to exorbitant wage increases.
May 18, 2008 We never thought we’d say this, but here goes: Kudos to Gov. Chet Culver. You read right, we’re actually praising the governor. more »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
Clinton is experiencing the media’s version of sniper fire
April 6, 2008 Se. 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 »»