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Slices of Life - If I only had a brain... or two

February 8, 2013 My son made me a brain in art class. Yeah, so now I have two. Brains, that is. When I’m counting sons, I have three. more »»

A busy first few weeks, focus on school funding

February 8, 2013 We are past the first few weeks of the 2013 session. I want to thank all who have called or e-mailed me with their well wishes. It’s been a busy time. more »»

The Braley Brief: Keeping in Touch

February 8, 2013 When I came to Congress in 2007, one of my most important goals was to  keep Iowans informed about my work, how I vote on bills, and to keep the lines of communication open for everyone I represent. more »»

Plant Link on Kickstarter

February 1, 2013 If you caught my last article, you’ll know that I recently launched a project with friends on the website Kickstarter. If you didn’t read that article, let me recap for you quickly. more »»

Slices of Life - Thieves and big screens that go pop in the night

February 1, 2013 TVs have been on my mind lately. I’m not normally much of a TV person. Of course I watch TV, but I don’t often contemplate the TV I’m watching. I like to keep the activity as brainless as possible. more »»

Slices of Life... Wait for it, wait for it

January 25, 2013 “Please take a number. Your call will be answered in the order it was received. more »»

A New Year and a New Beginning

January 18, 2013 The New Year is a time of resolutions.  It’s a time when people commit to making a change in their life. more »»

Slices of Life - A tale of war, destruction, and toilets

January 18, 2013 Before reading any further, be forewarned: this is not a story for the weak of heart. It is filled with snakes, destruction, filth, war and loss. But every word is true. I know. I lived i. more »»

In Iowa's Interest: A Guide to the 57th Presidential Inauguration

January 18, 2013 Our country is preparing for a historic event: the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday, January 21, 2013.  Iowans will mark this occasion in various ways. more »»

My Entrepreneurial Adventures: Part 3

January 4, 2013 In my last two columns I explained some of my past entrepreneurial adventures. In this column I’ll explain my current adventure. Entrepreneurship and engineering meets …. more »»

In Iowa's Interest: Hands Off Medicaid!

December 28, 2012 As President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue negotiations on the so-called ‘fiscal cliff,’ I have one simple message: hands off Medicaid! Federal health programs that millions of... more »»

Slices of Life - Optimism on steroids

December 28, 2012 In previous columns, I defined parenthood as an infinite act of optimism. more »»

Justice Department Bargains Away Chance to Recoup Tax Dollars

December 21, 2012 With all eyes and ears directed towards Washington’s so-called fiscal cliff, there’s talk of striking a “grand bargain” between the White House and Capitol Hill to finesse a solution for the... more »»

Slices of Life - Is that the sky falling?

December 21, 2012 It’s been in the news, on the History channel and even the Today show – so there’s got to be a hint of truth to the story. The end is near. more »»

Slices of Life - Is that the sky falling?

December 13, 2012 It’s been in the news, on the History channel and even the Today show – so there’s got to be a hint of truth to the story. The end is near. more »»

Twas the Night Before Fiscal Cliff

December 13, 2012 Twas the night before Fiscal Cliff, and throughout the land, Democrats, Republicans were taking a stand. more »»

My Entrepreneurial Adventures - Part 2

December 7, 2012 In part one of My Entrepreneurial Adventures, I reflected on jobs that I held growing up. Some were entrepreneurial, others weren’t. more »»

The Palestinian "Win"

December 7, 2012 Originally from Chelsea, Iowa, Dennis Lamb retired from the CIA in 2002 after serving 30 years in its Directorate of Operations as a Case Officer and as an Intelligence Analys. more »»

Letter to the Editor - Holiday decorations

December 7, 2012 How wonderful our city park looks for the holidays!! It gets more beautiful every year thanks to a number of volunteers from our community. more »»

Slices of Life - Finding beauty

November 30, 2012 My mom loved animals. She passed this wonderful gift on to me. Growing up, our house served as home to all sorts of critter. more »»



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