Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Before ya'll go gettin' cheery-cheeked and weepy-eyed for Christmas, Old Scrooge here has some sour facts that will be waitin' for you on the...

In a brief presentation to some 250 or so farm and small town members of Iowa mutual insurance companies Nov. 17, I asked for...

Whoever said elections don't matter was either a royalist or a royal idiot. Of course elections matter. For proof, ask Robin Hayes, Marilyn Musgrave,...

One of the more astute observations on the role of government in farm policy ever uttered was offered by then-congressman, later (from 1991-93) secretary...

Somehow, some way, 700 became the number the month of October revolved around. The stage was set Sept. 29 when the Dow Jones Industrial...

If you list the top 100 things President George W. Bush will complete before noon Jan. 20, the World Trade Organization’s Doha Development Round...

Call it coincidence, serendipity, interstellar planetary alignment, whatever, but two events Oct. 13 proved again economics is the most refreshingly maddening subject (I cannot...

When moderator Jim Lehrer asked presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama Sept. 29 what budget 'priorities' each would 'adjust' because of the pending...

When Wall Street stumbled, futures markets hit the floor.

A reader — an actual pig, in fact — sent the following e-mail: Sir: Recently you, others in the media and several politicians referred...
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