“The Cigar Box” I spent the weekend in New York City. I hadn’t been to New York in quite a while. I was performing at a theater conference and so was traveling alone, without my husband, Peter.
The Iowa caucuses begin in less than two weeks—the first in the nation, as we are often reminded. A position that is treated as prestigious, without any real rationale as to where the prestige comes from.
We are on our way again. This will be my eighth year as your state representative. I believe that we have done an excellent job taking care of our state during this period of time.
Q: What should Iowans know about human trafficking?
“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,

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A spectacle. An embarrassment. Another statement sufficient to render even the quickest tongues immobile. That is the manner is which Iowa’s fourth district—our district—is showcased via the abhorrently ignorant rhetoric of Representative Steve King. In the eyes of the nation, that is who we are—...
Iowa’s economy is witnessing incredible growth. Our state’s GDP is growing faster than the national average, outpacing neighboring states like Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. This steady growth is good news for our state and for hardworking Iowans. It equates to new jobs, revenue and...
By Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) & former Sen. Timothy Wirth (D-Colo.)   The question of how best to address environmental challenges has increasingly become a partisan flashpoint. So, when there is a green solution on which many Republicans and Democrats see eye-to-eye, as we do, it’s worth...
I remember as I was growing up, I always thought school was free. I mean, I understood that private school costs money, but I went to public school, and I didn’t think a whole lot about the expenses associated with it. Now that I’m older, I realize how much parents actually spend on their kids...
“Made to Last” She wore it for one day in 1919 and it looked as if it was sewn with this in mind. My grandma’s wedding dress was more than a little worse for wear. It had been folded up in a small box and kept safe by my cousin, Jill. (How Jill ended up with it, I do not know.) I’m guessing the...
Q: What draws people to the Iowa State Fair year after year? A: With countless attractions, there’s something for everyone at the Iowa State Fair. This world famous agricultural and industrial exposition began 165 years ago and has grown into the largest family friendly celebration in the state of...
War . . . What is it good for? Those with fingers in dangerous places (i.e. weapons) would say “profit.” But what is the price of life? At the beginning of the month, the U.S. withdrawal from a 1987 Cold War period treaty with Russia (known as the INF treaty) was revealed; and with the dissolution...
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa Our state leads the nation in pork production. In fact, Iowa pork exports account for approximately $2 billion annually. That’s roughly 30 percent of total U.S. pork export revenue, which totals more than $6 billion each year. Mexico and Canada are two...
We all want to do nice things for our loved ones. We go on family trips and celebrate life’s wins together. It’s sometimes difficult for us to consider the bad things that can happen in life, but we still have to be prepared. That’s why having a will is so important. Not having a will in place...
Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? It seems like we were just celebrating the Fourth of July, and now it’s time for another Christmas season. Okay, don’t get mad and protest that I’m bringing up Christmas too early. Even though the actual holiday is still five months away, it’s...

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