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Congress questions training project

November 16, 2015 Several weeks ago, members of Congress were wise to ask about progress in a half-billion-dollar project to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Role of press is essential in a free society

November 13, 2015 Many people are annoyed from time to time with journalists. We are viewed as too nosy, sometimes insensitive and occasionally biased. more »»

Caution needed to protect troops

November 9, 2015 Members of U.S. military special operations units are very, very good at what they do. But they are not that goo. more »»

Vote for continued progress in WC

November 2, 2015 Webster City has the lone contested race in the county. Three individuals are asking for your support to elect them to the City Council. more »»

Growth in exports boosts Iowa economy

October 30, 2015 When Terry Branstad emerged from political retirement as a candidate for governor in 2010, one of his campaign promises was to expand markets for Iowa products. Promise kept. more »»

Continuing to put Webster City on the map

October 28, 2015 There are a multitude of activities and events going on in Webster City these days. One simply has to look at the Daily Freeman-Journal's Go and Do column to see that. more »»

Conservative Congress Members face issues

October 26, 2015 During the next several weeks, conservative members of Congress will face a perfect storm of politics over government spending. more »»

The quiet approach

October 23, 2015 J. Bruce Harreld, the incoming president of the University of Iowa, seems to be quietly easing into the job. more »»

Stronger presence still needed in Afghanistan

October 21, 2015 President Barack Obama may have begun doing the right thing in Afghanistan — but time will tell whether he will follow through. more »»

Six more years of certainty for Deere

October 19, 2015 United Auto Workers' Deere work force voted for six years of certainty by approving a new contract that covers 10,000 workers at 12 plants in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas. more »»

O’Malley seems to have dropped the ball on his chances

October 16, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley had little chance of winning the Democrat Party’s nomination for president prior to the Tuesday debate among the contenders. more »»

Public should see images on body cams

October 12, 2015 What would you do if you were a policeman who — fortunately wearing a ballistic vest — had just been shot by a suspect? Remember, the impact of a bullet striking a ballistic vest is severe and ofte... more »»

Clinton ‘believes’ whatever pleases voters

October 9, 2015 While she was running unsuccessfully for president in 2007-08, Hillary Clinton’s stance on protecting Second Amendment rights was so tough her chief opponent, Barack Obama, accused her of “talking... more »»

Shooting in Oregon another sign our culture is ill

October 9, 2015 He asked them their religion. If they said they were Christian, he killed them right there in that classroom in Orego. more »»

Timing is everything

October 9, 2015 Lately I have been mulling over the passing of time. Time is something I will never fully comprehend. It flys by and it creeps on like molasses. It’s been five years since the passing of a friend. more »»

Scrapping space shuttle program was a mistake

October 7, 2015 The decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

This week is a good time to reflect on how they affect you

October 5, 2015 Here at The Daily Freeman-Journal, we work diligently to put out a daily newspaper that we hope readers find both informative and useful. This is National Newspaper Week. more »»

Tough job ahead for the next House speaker

September 30, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

Keep yourself, those around you healthy

September 25, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So . more »»



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