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The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling to overturn the Chevron deference was a business-favoring decision to upend 40 years of legal precedent and redirect federal power from agencies like the …

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump was not a conspiracy. It was the action of a lone, 20-year-old man armed with an assault rifle who somehow climbed onto a building just 175 yards away and …

As we endure the heat of a contentious presidential campaign this summer, a serene portrait of President John F. Kennedy gazes over the newsroom of the Storm Lake Times Pilot, a reminder of simpler …

  The Iowa Public Information Board’s staff made a swift and important determination that a flood committee created by the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors illegally met in …

God works in mysterious ways with a wicked sense of humor, I mused last week. God the Father, with the long white beard and big index finger.  Damn straight, I'm driving to Spencer last Tuesday …

Psychological scientists who study human behavior concur that past actions are the best predictor of future actions. If past actions caused no problem, then all is well. If, however, a person …

Do you remember that phrase our nation’s founders wrote in the preamble to the Constitution 237 years ago? The one about forming a more perfect union? We have hit some speed bumps in that …

This year, like last year, is a Farm Bill year and this year, like last year, probably won’t deliver any Farm Bill. The reason is the oldest one in Washington, D.C.: politics. Most …

If Joe Biden is using a walker with an oxygen tank attached, and if his eyelids are propped up by toothpicks, and if he cannot debate after supper time, we will vote for him on Election Day with …

As an end-of-the-road farm boy growing up deep in southern Illinois, the Fourth of July was more of a shadetree holiday from the alfalfa field than a noisy celebration of national independence. …

Through the years, justices on the Iowa Supreme Court typically avoid harsh or overzealous language in their decisions. That is why two separate dissenting opinions jumped out Friday when the …

God works in mysterious ways with a wicked sense of humor, I mused last week. God the Father, with the long white beard and big index finger.   Damn straight, I’m driving to Spencer last …

You know how some memories stick with you for no logical reason? One such memory involves my dad in the 1960s when I was a teenager. After World War II, my father worked for the City of …

While Americans still face a long season of political campaigning, more than 80 other nations have completed their federal elections this year or are about to go to the polls. For example, …

Ever since Father’s Day I’ve felt second-rate after reading the heaps of praise on dear old dad. I wasn’t so great in the Ward Cleaver role. It has struck me since that God the …

For the past 3½ years, Donald Trump has claimed the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him. At last count, at least 70% of the nation’s Republicans say the same thing. The …

The following information was provided by the Iowa Insurance Division: Dealing with damage to your home or property following a storm can be stressful. If you have a claim with your insurance …

My column last week on electric mowers generated some interest. People have a lot of questions about how practical these new electrical devices are that are transforming our daily lives. Especially …

Bubbling up beneath the surface of the Iowa Utility Board’s pending decision whether Summit Carbon’s proposed pipeline is justified by “public convenience and necessity” is the equally …

I usually agree with Art Cullen’s editorials, but I believe his attack on “the king can do no wrong” argument advanced by Buena Vista County misses the point.   The TIF lawsuit filed by …

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