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Editorials

Slices of Life – Picture perfect

When my kids were babies, I took lots of photos - always hoping to get the one perfect shot. This was during the prehistoric, pre-digital age, when cameras required film and film required developing. You couldn't take a million pictures and preview them on your screen. You had to send them away ...

Don’t Muzzle Freedom of Speech

There are few things more sacred to the individual rights of citizens of the United States than the Bill of Rights. The Founders embraced the natural rights of individuals and secured for posterity these timeless principles to thwart infringement of individual liberties by government ...

Q&A on Checks and Balances

Q: What's significant about the recent ruling on the President's use of recess appointments?A: The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a definitive rebuke of President Obama for misusing authority delegated by the Constitution. The unanimous decision affirms fundamental constitutional boundaries ...

Slices of Life – A watched pot

At our house, my husband browns the hamburger. I don't have the patience for it. I go in with the best of intentions. I place the ground beef in the pan, turn on the heat and grab my spatula. Then I get sidetracked. With the potatoes or maybe the corn. Sorting through the mail. Answering the ...

A Commitment to Good Iowa Government

Here in Iowa, we have one of the best state governments in the country. Republican and Democratic legislators are always looking for ways to ensure government runs efficiently and offers good service to Iowans.Those efforts have made Iowa one of the top three best run states, according to 24/7 ...

Q&A on Alzheimer’s Disease

Q: Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. What's the prognosis for this debilitating disease?A: Many Iowa families know first-hand the heartaches and hardships that go hand-in-hand with this devastating disease. As patients' identities are stolen by ...

Slices of Life – A watched pot

At our house, my husband browns the hamburger. I don't have the patience for it. I go in with the best of intentions. I place the ground beef in the pan, turn on the heat and grab my spatula. Then I get sidetracked. With the potatoes or maybe the corn. Sorting through the mail. Answering the ...

A Commitment to Good Iowa Government

Here in Iowa, we have one of the best state governments in the country. Republican and Democratic legislators are always looking for ways to ensure government runs efficiently and offers good service to Iowans.Those efforts have made Iowa one of the top three best run states, according to 24/7 ...

Q&A on Alzheimer’s Disease

Q: Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. What's the prognosis for this debilitating disease?A: Many Iowa families know first-hand the heartaches and hardships that go hand-in-hand with this devastating disease. As patients' identities are stolen by ...

Slices of Life – Survey says…

We've all partaken in the occasional survey - whether it be for business (customer feedback), pleasure (what's your personality type), political purposes (donkey or elephant) or just to get a head count of your household (U.S. census).Back in the day, I used to peruse my Seventeen Magazine in ...