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Governor needs to be upfront about what his bottle bill really is: another new tax

January 27, 2008 Apparently, Gov. Chet Culver needs a lesson in correct word definitions. The governor wants to change the state’s bottle deposit law, and he wants to keep some of the money to boot. more »»

Any deadline to withdraw U.S. troops in Iraq only aids enemy

January 26, 2008 President Bush, prodded by reporters covering his trip to the Middle East to reveal plans to bring some U.S. troops home from Iraq, took precisely the right position. more »»

Americans need reminder to be better prepared for disasters

January 24, 2008 Enormous sums of taxpayers’ money — in the billions of dollars — are being spent to repair damage from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and to prepare that city for the next big storm. more »»

Will the ‘real’ Hillary please step forward?

January 20, 2008 Post-New Hampshire, whose primary has a long record of correcting the anomalies of the Iowa Caucuses, the storyline from St. more »»

Congress should repeal silly tax, show they’re not greedy

January 19, 2008 Every parent of growing children knows how expensive shoes can be, especially when a new shoe that fits today seemingly may be outgrown next wee. more »»

NASA needs a reminder that it serves the people, not itself

January 17, 2008 NASA finally has released some information it obtained in a survey of about 8,000 pilots — but only after an outraged public demanded that it do s. more »»

The Times-Republican encourages members of the Iowa Utilities Board to approve the power plant plan

January 13, 2008 Members of the Iowa Utilities Board gather in Marshalltown this week for a hearing on the proposed new Alliant Energy power plan. more »»

If it weren’t for the holiday break, we might be reeling from even more Congresssional earmarks

January 6, 2008 Members of Congress have been out of Washington for the Christmas-New Year’s holiday, so our wallets are safe for a few more days until Congress reconvenes on Jan. 2. more »»

Obama, Romney are right choices

December 30, 2007 It seems with every election, Americans like to talk about change. Change in government, change in spending, change in the course in Iraq and change in the White House. more »»

Obama brings Americans a message of hope, change

December 30, 2007 Open the doors and let the American people in. more »»

Romney has proven record of leadership, plan for change

December 30, 2007 Selecting a president is a huge responsibilit. more »»

PEACE ON EARTH

December 23, 2007 A phrase we often hear this time of year is one wishing all “peace on earth.” We couldn’t agree more. more »»

As Christmas draws nearer, we prepare for the best celebration of all with this invitation: Come, Emmanuel

December 22, 2007 It’s Christmastime, the most wonderful season of the year. more »»

A billion dollars would be a terrible thing to lose

December 16, 2007 A billion dollar investment in Marshall County doesn’t come along very often. more »»

Maybe Senate, GOP are better off without Trent Lott

December 13, 2007 It was barely a year ago that Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott stood for re-election to yet another six-year term. But with a Ja. more »»

Making Christmas merry for everyone should be top priority

December 11, 2007 For many of us, money is “tight” at this time of the year. We never seem to have enough of it to buy all of the Christmas presents we’d like for family and friends. more »»

When it comes to Iowa’s business climate, there’s a lot to improve

December 9, 2007 We often hear business people complain about Iowa’s taxes but just how high are they when compared to other states? The good news is we aren’t the worst state in the country for taxe. more »»

We’ve seen some positive changes, yet many continue to stubbornly bash the war in Iraq

December 8, 2007 One can only ruefully marvel at the evident cupidity of liberals who insist, against a backdrop of significant positive change in conditions in Iraq, that the battle is lost and therefore insist upo... more »»

It’s never too early to seek

December 6, 2007 Some international oil company executives are beginning to suggest, in contrast to positions taken for many years, that petroleum production may be about to “plateau. more »»

Use common sense at the stores to buy Christmas toys

December 4, 2007 With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, some parents may be more worried than normal about buying toys for their children. more »»

 
 

 

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