“Unexpected Cowboy” I want to start out by making it clear that I have nothing against cowboys.
Keep your dignity, and work your way out Dear Dave,
It’s the first month of a new year, and with new beginnings new goals are set, new plans laid out, new dreams forged for the next year ahead (or five years, or 10, etc.). At least, that is commonly the case.
What do you think will be the top priorities for the 2020 legislative session?
 Q: What’s in store for 2020?
The year 2020 has not so subtly began and it seems that, so far, it’s just more of the same. Somehow we seem to regress as the years advance, rather than progress. Because the world doesn’t progress linearly: everything is a cycle.

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Not necessarily this column specifically, but it’s not a bad place to start, right? Frequently in the Graphic office I will hear the exasperated question, “Does no one read their paper?” . . . Admittedly, there are instances in which this phrase is coming from me. But, it isn’t only the newspaper...
As this year nears its end, the Grassley family is grateful for another fall harvest. Like other family farms across Iowa, our three-generation farming operation experiences many of the uncertainties blanketing our profession. For starters, our livelihoods are at the mercy of Mother Nature....
The 2020 elections are rapidly approaching, and we want Iowans to know that your state and local election officials are working together to protect your vote. Foreign adversaries and bad actors around the world would like to disrupt U.S. elections and sow discord in our country. We are dedicated to...
 Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a cyclic, seasonal condition, meaning signs and symptoms are present only during a particular season of the year and then go away. Most of the time, signs and symptoms of seasonal affective disorder typically appear during the winter and recede in the spring...
“Christmas at the Greenhouse” It is the tender cusp of Christmas. It is that time when emotions run close to the overfill point, when sentimentality and anger and depression and euphoria mix freely together, with not enough space between them to tell the difference from one moment to the next. I...
It would be easy to assume, given the timing and title of this piece, that I am about to caution against being prone to greed during this supposed season of giving. But I’m not. Instead, I must address something I have mostly—but not entirely—been avoiding: the desire vs. the need for the...
Q: Why are you raising concerns about World Bank loans to China? A: When I got wind the World Bank approved an over $1 billion a year plan to award China with low-interest loans through 2025, I raised a big red flag. These loans are categorized for structural and environmental reforms under the...
By Jesse Grady former Texas Republican National Committee (RNC) staff member   Americans playing Russian roulette with their medications has prompted Congress to act, and a recently introduced bill is the solution to curbing prescription drug prices. In July, Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron...
The holidays are here, and for many parents, it’s all about managing their kids’ expectations. They think they need to give their kids the biggest presents, the most presents, and the coolest presents. But trust me: Little Sally won’t be scarred for life if she doesn’t get a pony. It’s okay to...
“The Cookie Situation” “People have been asking about the squeaking of the ship,” our captain reported, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic, “but I must tell you, this is nothing to worry about.” He then proceeded to explain how a ship needed to give in heavy swells, just as an airplane had...

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