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Stolen nights and places in between
It started as instinct. I was 10. I didn't have the words to summon an explanation.
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No crying over spilled popcorn and Dr Pepper
Yes, Bruce Willis’s character really being dead all along got me in “The Sixth Sense” — and the movie particularly creeped me as I watched it in 1999 during a hurricane north of Boston.
Do we trust King to talk Ted out of being Ted?
So the eager suitor shows up to collect your daughter for a date.
Why Hillary Clinton will select Elizabeth Warren as running mat
Let’s start with Hillary Clinton in her own words.
Join or die
Being hanged or drawn and quartered. Surely not relaxed ways to expire.
Dreams of Eisenhower in Trump’s mad reality
Whether followed tweet by tweet, or consumed in more middle-aged fashion on cable TV loops, the Republican free-for-all is showing kids exactly how to fight a bully.
Ernst vs. Vilsack: An all-Iowa vice presidential debate?
Iowa, the center of the political universe for the presidential parties’ nominating contests, should be pivotal in the November general election, too, not only as a swing state, but as home to two strong potential vice presidential candidates
Ted Cruz — the anti-George Bailey
Were Ted Cruz, the oily anti-ethanoler, the David Stockman-esque stooge for grain-price-depressing think-tankers, to fling himself into the icy waters of the Raccoon River Monday night, the suspense would start.
Why Trump is better than Cruz for rural Iowa
Our just-folks freshman senator, with a biography of frugally bread-bagged winter feet and squealing hogs, is Red Oak ready with a fight for the grain-boosting Renewable Fuel Standard.
‘Star Wars’ racist? ‘Absolutely absurd,’ Carson says
A few hours before interviewing Dr. Ben Carson I read a remarkable attempt to link political correctness, the Great American Cult of Victimhood, with what’s been called our national bedtime story, “Star Wars.”
Is King secretly telecommuting as Texas congressman?
Somewhere between the western Iowa town of Kiron and Washington, D.C. Steve King lost his way.
Mrs. Clinton, can’t we cry for New York and shout at Wall Street?
Wall Street judges us every day. Minute to minute, in fact. No tears. No mercy.
Leading Chicago Latino: Rubio ‘callous’ on immigration
Marco Rubio wants to change the very immigration system that allowed his family to migrate to the United States from Cuba.
A white boy from rural Iowa finds out he’s hated — and that’s good
The comedian Louis C.K. has this insightful bit about time machines. They’d be great for white men, because pretty much any number we hit on the dial — 1855 or 1950 — works OK for us.
Viable, in double digits, and not peaking early
Anyone who follows politics with even a challenged attention span can quickly summon from memory banks the basics of the 1960 presidential debates: Nixon sweating, Kennedy charming.
The scourged and the sought
Tyson Fresh Meats’ decision to permanently cease beef-packing operations at its Denison plant in August jettisoned some 400 workers, many of them Latino immigrants with varying degrees of language proficiency and connections to Iowa.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the United States should ban Muslims from entering the United States until the until the nation’s leaders can “figure out what is going on.” Is Donald Trump right on this?
Yes, ban all Muslims from entering the United States
No, there should be no such religious test for entry into the United States
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