I cleaned out my sock drawer today.
It is abundantly evident, given the continuation of the pointless shut down of the government, that those who feel the consequences—federal workers, citizens, the lifeblood of the nation—have essentially no power or say in ending this fruitless, p
Iowans understand how important trade is to our state. Iowa’s economy depends on fair and free trade.
 January is both Human Trafficking and Stalking Awareness Month. Trafficking and stalking are problems that continue to plague our society.
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.
Everyone starts out a new year with the best intentions. We’re going to lose weight, or eat better, or work out more.

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Marchers in this year’s 4th of July parades in small towns across America passed a variety of Main Street businesses: barber shops, restaurants, computer repair services. What all these small businesses have in common is that none of them use unpatriotic offshore tax dodges to avoid paying their...
Smart leaders learn from their mistakes. While it’s always easier (and less painful) to learn from the mistakes of others, messing up once in a while is inevitable. Hey, no one’s perfect, right? Many of the best lessons I teach at EntreLeadership Master Series are culled from mistakes. I messed up...
Wow! What a few days it has been. A few days, when the benefits of living in a small community really come into clearer focus. Since last Thursday, we have seen a storm spread destruction across the southern part of the community, the City Council met in special session to make a decision on a...
It’s the time of the year when, at least for the moment, I make sure to look beyond the many mistakes we as a country have made over the last two-plus centuries. It’s the time of the year when I, at least briefly, set aside focusing on flaws to be found in our system and leaders. It’s the time of...
Dear Dave, My husband and I make $180,000 a year combined, and we have a net worth of about $1.6 million. We’ve been blessed financially, and lots of times motivated by a survival point of view, but what do you do when you’re not motivated by that kind of thing anymore? How do you find and live...
Legislators are committed to using your hard-earned tax dollars responsibly on initiatives that ensure Iowa’s working families and small businesses can get ahead. That’s especially true in tight budget times.   Iowa is one of the top 10 states for government accountability, according to the U.S....

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