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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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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: Bewitched

August 7, 2015 After covering Smokey and the Bandit, it was not going to be long until I crossed media platforms and watched an older television show. Bewitched chosen, and I knew a little about this show. more »»

Slices of Life - I like... summer

August 7, 2015 I like summer rain. Not at noon when everyone wants to be outside in the sunshine swimming, if you are lucky enough to be at the beach. more »»

Tyranny and Totalitarianism

August 7, 2015 Tyranny: Oppressive government rule in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler; arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; exercise of power over subjects and others not authorized by la... more »»

Wind Energy, a Breath of Fresh Air

August 7, 2015 Wind energy is popular wherever consumers have access to it. 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 »»

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 »»

Don't Mess with Renewables

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

Q&A: Social Security

July 24, 2015 Q: How does Social Security measure up 80 years after being signed into law? A: Generations of Americans have been protected against poverty thanks in large measure to this social safety net signed... 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 »»

Veto of MHI Funding Hurts Vulnerable Iowans

July 17, 2015 As part of ongoing efforts to improve mental health services, we voted this year to make it easier for Iowans to receive mental health and substance abuse treatment closer to home. more »»

Slices of Life - The heart of a farmer

July 10, 2015 In my heart, I am a farmer - at least during the summer months when I’m outside tending my garden. I love growing things. I enjoy the feel of moist black dirt between my fingers. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Smokey and the Bandit

July 10, 2015 Films are amazing because the movie theater going experience and watching old films on television. Combining my love of films and the past, I watched a beloved film from previous generation. more »»

Enhancing Iowa's economy

July 10, 2015 I was asked to lead a trade delegation to Taiwan in July. Taiwan is one of Iowa’s biggest markets for ag exports. more »»



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