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A Constitutional Presidency

August 2, 2013 The National Notary Association has put together a significant collection of essays on the political career and philosophy of President Calvin Coolidge. more »»

New tax breaks help expand Iowa’s middle class

August 1, 2013 Iowa’s growing economy has allowed us to cut taxes while balancing the state budget and protecting local services and schools. more »»

Growing Iowa’s family farms through innovative programs

July 31, 2013 Iowa farms feed and fuel the world, and Iowa’s strong agricultural history has driven the economy for decades. more »»

Ignorance or arrogance?

July 29, 2013 The recent announcement of the 2013 World Food Prize laureates has piqued a renewed biotech debate in the world of agriculture. more »»

The Marshalltown Orpheum

July 25, 2013 When Iowa Valley tucked the bail-out of Marshalltown’s Orpheum Theatre into a $35 million bond issue in 2006, its wisdom was questioned on these pages more than once. more »»

The Death Tax

July 15, 2013 Q: Will Congress take up tax reform this Congress? A: The tax-writing Senate Finance Committee is laying the groundwork to rewrite the federal tax code. more »»

Providing veterans with the benefits they deserve

July 12, 2013 Whether it’s continuing their education with the help of the GI Bill, attending a VA job fair, or submitting a disability claim, our veterans deserve to know that they can rely on the Department of... more »»

America’s Birthday

July 4, 2013 “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. more »»

Celebrating freedom: Salute to Frederick Douglass

July 4, 2013 Washingtonians brace themselves for the flood of tourists who come to soak in the monuments, museums and memorials that attract millions of visitors to the nation’s capital every year. more »»

Questions & Answers: Student loans

June 29, 2013 Q: What do college-bound students need to know about student loans before school resumes this fall? A:Many young adults use the summer months to earn money to help pay for their college expenses... more »»

The Farm Bill - Failure isn’t an option

June 28, 2013 Last week, I voted for Iowa farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses by supporting the Farm Bill. more »»

Let’s be more charitable!

June 26, 2013 Americans have long been known as a very charitable people. According to the World Giving Index, we give more to others than any other national group. more »»

The Mensa’s of Meat: A tribute to backyard grillers who make Iowa great!

June 24, 2013 There are some things we can agree on that we don’t like about summers in Iowa: mosquitos, humidity, road constructio. more »»

Common Ground

June 23, 2013 In a commencement address at Notre Dame University, President Barack Obama urged the graduates to strive to find common ground with respect to their views on abortio. more »»

Successful session for Iowa’s middle class

June 21, 2013 It’s been a busy summer so far. We got through graduation and the party for Adam. We have also visited Upper Iowa University with him. Adam is going to work all summer at Hometown Foods. more »»

From God’s Perspective – Homosexual Marriage

June 16, 2013 I wanted to write to ask that all God-fearing people in our community would begin to speak up concerning what is right and wrong in relation to marriage. more »»

Benghazi and the USS Liberty- a Parallel?

June 15, 2013 June 8th marked the 46th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. As readers may recall, the USS Liberty was an U.S. more »»

Today is Flag Day

June 14, 2013 Q: When is Flag Day? A: Every summer on June 14, the United States pays tribute to the 50 stars and 13 stripes that majestically symbolize the founding principles and enduring freedoms of this grea... more »»

Iowa Legislative session wrap up

June 13, 2013 The 2013 session was adjourned on Thursday, May 23. We accomplished a great deal this year. And of course there were a few disappointments, but very few. more »»

The Great Coolidge Revival

June 7, 2013 A rediscovery is under way in regard to the presidency of Calvin Coolidge. Amity Shlaes, who is the Director of the 4 Percent Growth Project at the George W. more »»



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