Recently, my sweetheart and I finally created our own Netflix account in order to watch our shows together more easily.
At no time in our state’s history has the need for education and training after high school been more important.
We are, all of us, familiar with the differing ideas of what constitutes “freedom,” as well as the differing values we place on the importance of individual freedoms.
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and it’s no wonder we’re dedicating a whole month to celebrate.
Mortgage disability insurance? Dear Dave, If someone is following your plan, is it a good idea to get mortgage disability insurance during Baby Step 2? Craig Dear Craig,
It is likely that many of those reading this have, at some point or another, asked themselves the question: “What would I do if I had a billion dollars?” Or some variation to that extent. I have a controversial opinion . . .

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“Remember, remember always that all Of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” The above is a quote from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in a speech he gave to the annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Even back in Roosevelt’s...
Dear Dave, My father died recently. He walked out of my life 25 years ago when I was a teenager, and he never wanted anything to do with me after that. His brothers, who have already paid for some of his final expenses, asked if I wanted to pay to have his body cremated. They didn’t ask for money...
I recently read an article in another publication about Iowa’s recent anti-abortion legislation. The writer posed good questions while demonstrating clever use of pro-abortion logic. There were claims of inconsistency and deception by abortion opponents. A set of arguments was presented, and I want...
Dear Dave, I’m about to graduate from college, and while I’ve been in school my mom has been handling most of my finances. Recently, I discovered she’s been taking my student loan money and spending it on herself. So far, it looks like she’s taken around $12,000, and I have a total of $25,000 in...
Politics is our vehicle for reconciling the tensions, diversity and differences among us that are bound to arise as we tackle enormously difficult challenges Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There’s the widespread disregard for our core values...
13.11 percent, 6.19 percent and 8.04 percent—Those are the statewide, Winnebago and Worth county voter turnouts for the recently concluded primary elections. Needless to say, all figures are well short of a majority. Disappointed is the only thing I have to say about the dismal showing. We all...
In the closing hours of the 2018 session, Republicans rushed through a massive $2.8 billion tax bill with little time to let anyone review the bill or get input from Iowans. This week, Governor Reynolds signed the bill in to law. Before session began, House Democrats developed three key principles...
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights……Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed……—from the Declaration of Independence We the People……...
Not literally, although if prices continue to climb, many of us will find ourselves priced out of much of the summer fun travel we had planned back when prices were hovering much closer to $2 per gallon, rather than $3. No, I am referring to my creative juices, and topics to explore here in this...
Last week, the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2, its draft of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill. Representatives voted 198 in favor and 213 against. Center for Rural Affairs Executive Director Brian Depew said this is a win for rural America...

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