Marriage is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so the last thing you want to do is go in unprepared.
This week, Mandy and Tom, my former sister-in-law and brother-in-law, came to visit.
Q: What does a recent report card about lawmakers tell Iowans about your work in Congress?
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. A day that focuses on romantic love, but is more appropriately a day to celebrate love in all its forms—with beloved friends, close relatives, even the furry members of the family.
Greetings from Capitol Hill: Supplemental State Aid and School Transportation Costs:
I sit here in disappointed wonder and, paraphrasing a Bible verse, I’m asking: “What hath mankind wrought?”

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 January is both Human Trafficking and Stalking Awareness Month. Trafficking and stalking are problems that continue to plague our society. Estimates show there are more than 40 million victims of human trafficking around the world, most of which are women and children. It’s happening in Iowa too....
A partial government shutdown has been in effect after lawmakers in Washington, D.C., failed to pass funding bills. Anna Johnson, policy manager of the Center for Rural Affairs, says the timing and length of this shutdown is cause for concern, and the new Congress should pass a bill to reopen the...
While I was disappointed, to say the least, with the results of the most recent general election here in Iowa, I was excited about the results overall. Younger, more diverse minds elected and now able to contribute different perspectives, perhaps more progressive ideas, and help to reshape the...
By Dr. Omar M. Lattouf Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Emory University School of Medicine. One in 10 Americans lives with type 2 diabetes. Among many communities, diabetes is downplayed as “having a little sugar” and, with long family histories with the disease, dismissed as an...
Everyone starts out a new year with the best intentions. We’re going to lose weight, or eat better, or work out more. I don’t know about you, but I’m as guilty as anyone when it comes to shelling out a bunch of money for a workout class and then quitting by Valentine’s Day. One of the biggest...
Dealing with loved ones can be difficult sometimes and that only gets harder when they have a problem with drugs and alcohol.  A big part of dealing with a loved one’s addiction is getting them into treatment. But what if they are unwilling to go? Intervention is the next logical step, however what...
Entering a New Year, while often overhyped and inevitably anticlimactic after that brief midnight celebration, always comes with expectations. Resolutions are made—some kept, most forgotten—and wonders of the possibilities of what the new year will bring invade our minds. Some expectations are...
A federal judge has declared the ACA unconstitutional. This ruling may eventually be struck down, but for now it’s smart to plan as if this is permanent. And that means we’re in for a lively debate. This is an opportunity for those on the left to argue the merits of single payer, or Medicare for...
By Anna Johnson Center for Rural Affairs The compromise farm bill secures several victories for conservation, beginning farmers, and rural communities, while failing to cap payments to the largest farms or secure stable long-term funding for working lands conservation. We are pleased that...
 Q: Why did you vote against the 2018 Farm Bill? A: For years I have worked to restore fiscal integrity to the farm safety net. Protecting the financial viability for America’s farmers and ranchers strengthens U.S. food security and national security. Farm families are integral to the social...

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