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The Dengler Domain: Trains

September 11, 2015 Chug-a-chug-a-choo-choo!!! My favorite noise in the world. Since I was a young child, I have loved trains. Whether actual trains or model trains, I enjoy everything train. more »»

Good News for Iowans Looking to Build Their Skills

September 11, 2015 To build a skilled workforce and strong economy, the state must be a good partner to Iowa’s 15 community colleges and local businesses. more »»

New AEA 267 chief strives to educate others about AEA’s role

September 11, 2015 Welcome to a new academic year! As the new Chief Administrator with Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267), I am honored to be leading a service agency of 615 staff members all with one single focus in... more »»

Why is Affordable College Tuition So Important?

September 4, 2015 Keeping college affordable allows more Iowans to get the education and skills they need to find good job. more »»

IRS Needs a Course Correction

September 4, 2015 The Senate Finance Committee just released the first bipartisan report from Congress on the IRS’ scandal on targeting certain groups over their political leanings. more »»

Education Anti-Trust Bill

September 4, 2015 Every college student, regardless of financial situation, wants a shot at the best education. more »»

Slices of Life - Remembering Miss Daisy

August 21, 2015 She wasn’t even my dog. Not even close. Even though she and I lived in the same house, she clearly answered to another master - my husband. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Disco

August 21, 2015 Disco, the music of the 1970s. It took the country by storm, and it established a place in pop culture lexicon for better or worse ever since. more »»

Broken Bookkeeping at the Pentagon

August 21, 2015 Broken bookkeeping has plagued the Pentagon for years. It’s an important issue. Without sound auditing, over-priced hammers and toilet seats gouge the taxpayer. more »»

Q&A: Country of Origin Labeling

August 21, 2015 Q: What’s the status of the meat labeling law known as the COOL Act? A: More than a decade ago, I helped secure consumer friendly transparency measures and producer marketing tools in the 2002... more »»

Letter to the Editor: Reagan quotes

August 14, 2015 Dear Editor, My letter is about quotes made by Ronald Reagan, one of my favorite persons. more »»

Slices of Life - Dodging the storm

August 14, 2015 We are at the lake and they are swimming - despite the gray clouds and looming weather, which threatens to dampen everything except their spirits. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Movies

August 14, 2015 Movies are a beautiful and important part of society. They contribute to a society’s culture such as Star Wars a profound impact. more »»

Looking Ahead as Medicare Turns 50

August 14, 2015 Two summers ago, Barbara and I visited the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. It’s also the place where President Lyndon B. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Radio

July 24, 2015 Today’s media world is an F-16 compared to the single engine plane of the 20thcentury media world. more »»

Slices of Life - I have an opinion about that

July 24, 2015 Since the dawn of time, people have had opinions on everything from politics to the best way to make fire to whether a club or spear is better for hunting the wooly mammoth. Mostly politics. more »»

Don't Mess with Renewables

July 24, 2015 Iowans know there’s no use messing with Mother Nature during a summer thunderstorm. more »»

Slices of Life - Raising enlightened men

July 17, 2015 They were fighting again. I could hear them downstairs. There was a moderate-level crash and then muffled sounds, like maybe somebody got pushed or bumped up against a piece of furniture. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Writing

July 17, 2015 Writing has stood the test of time. For most of time, writing could be looked at as a work of art, but computers have taken this fact away. One example is cursive writing. more »»

Health Care Law Upheld, But Flaws Remain

July 17, 2015 The Supreme Court upheld a key piece of the President’s health care law. I respect the court’s role in our system of government, but Obamacare remains a terrible law. more »»



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