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Editorials

Iowans benefit from GOP tax cuts and reform

Last December, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. Supporters promised that the new law would reform America's broken tax code, make filing simpler and give a necessary break to middle-class families and low-income earners. I regularly talked with Iowans about the ...

The Dengler Domain: Winter Games

I told friends I was not going to watch the Winter Olympics. I was wrong. Curling, skiing, biathlon have all taken over my television screen. I have watched a lot of Winter Olympics. Figure skating intrigues me. Watching men chuck women into the air to do twists is impressive. The athletic feat ...

The Dengler Domain: Winter Games

I told friends I was not going to watch the Winter Olympics. I was wrong. Curling, skiing, biathlon have all taken over my television screen. I have watched a lot of Winter Olympics. Figure skating intrigues me. Watching men chuck women into the air to do twists is impressive. The athletic feat ...

How I Intend to Work for Iowans in the Year Ahead

With Congress at work on key priorities and the President spelling out his goals in the annual State of the Union address, I'm focused on a number of initiatives for Iowans and the nation.Last year marked many victories for Americans. The executive branch launched a regulatory reboot across the ...

Slices of Life – Wee morning worries

I lie awake sometimes, in bed, in the wee hours of the morning and I think. Better put, I brood - but not about a single topic. My brain goes from here to there, whizzing, whirring, round about from subject to subject and then back again to a previous one. At a time when my gray matter should ...

What Do You Say to Your Children?

Children are sponges for knowledge and information. They are born a virtual blank slate. They pay attention to everything you say to them. You are the purveyor of all knowledge. Children can't distinguish between when you are serious and when you say something impulsively, without thinking. ...

How I Intend to Work for Iowans in the Year Ahead

With Congress at work on key priorities and the President spelling out his goals in the annual State of the Union address, I'm focused on a number of initiatives for Iowans and the nation.Last year marked many victories for Americans. The executive branch launched a regulatory reboot across the ...

Slices of Life – Wee morning worries

I lie awake sometimes, in bed, in the wee hours of the morning and I think. Better put, I brood - but not about a single topic. My brain goes from here to there, whizzing, whirring, round about from subject to subject and then back again to a previous one. At a time when my gray matter should ...

What Do You Say to Your Children?

Children are sponges for knowledge and information. They are born a virtual blank slate. They pay attention to everything you say to them. You are the purveyor of all knowledge. Children can't distinguish between when you are serious and when you say something impulsively, without thinking. ...

The Dengler Domain: High School Lunches

Lunch is always an important meal. It stops the morning hungriness while filling us up until supper. One's lunch helps determine one's happiness for the rest of the day. When I bring my own lunch to work, it never is as good as a restaurant's lunch. My own lunch leaves me hungry so I long for ...