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August 16, 2017

Fort Dodge, Iowa, Messenger

Farmers markets are becoming more common not only in Iowa, but also across the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture took note of that development be proclaiming this week National Farmers Market Week.

In his proclamation, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue…

August 16, 2017

Google fired software engineer James Damore for writing a 10-page memo critical of the company's diversity policy. The memo violated the company's code of conduct by "advancing harmful gender stereotypes" by suggesting that biological factors were part of the cause for the male-female gap in the…

walter williams

August 15, 2017

The jury's still out on whether court-ordered redistricting will reduce Republicans' power in the legislature after the 2018 election, but it's becoming clear that the new districts could force out some incumbents from both parties — including a few African-American lawmakers.


Colin Campbell

August 15, 2017

Mankato, Minn., Free Press

Brazil and the United States are moving toward a trade war over ethanol, and Midwestern corn producers figure to lose.

President Donald Trump drew a great deal of electoral support from farm country USA last November, but his continuing interest in erecting trade barriers…

August 15, 2017

Sometimes I wonder if what makes America great isn’t so much its people as its trees and mountains.

In contrast to many advanced countries, we have a vast and spectacular publicly owned wilderness, mostly free and available to all. In an age of inequality, the affluent have gated…


August 14, 2017

As reality TV programs go, the Trump administration is a badly scripted muddle. How much longer will loyal viewers stick around? Just the other day, the president reached out to the influential Imaginary-American community. He dashed out a tweet thanking one Nicole Mincey, supposedly a conservative…

Gene Lyons

August 14, 2017

Ketchikan, Alaska, Daily News

Little by little.

Alaska struck it big with oil decades ago and reaped the financial benefits. Oil money made the state and its people rich and built infrastructure in Alaska communities.

In recent years, the price of oil declined sufficiently to result in a state…

August 14, 2017

If ever there was a foreign policy issue around which our nation should be united, it's the nuclear threat from North Korea.

Many regimes deserve to be called "criminal," but few more so than Kim Jong Un's. Human Rights Watch calls North Korea "one of the most repressive authoritarian states in the…

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