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Letter to the Editor: Kaepernick's Anthem Protest

September 9, 2016 Dear Editor, So, a professional football player will not stand when the National Anthem of this country is played because of his objection to the way he feels some people are treate. more »»

The U.S. Can't Ignore ISIS in Asia

September 9, 2016 As an Iraq war veteran, the horrific rise of ISIS has long been a focus of my work on national security in the United States Senate. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Rivalries

September 2, 2016 With the Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa game on Saturday, state rivalries are back. more »»

Slices of Life - Four more years

September 2, 2016 We’re in the middle of a presidential election year (boy are we ever) and the nation is firmly focused on the next four year. more »»

Community Colleges Strengthen Lives, Families & Businesses

September 2, 2016 Community colleges continue to play an important role in our bipartisan efforts to expand Iowa’s middle clas. more »»

To military women: Seize new opportunities in ground combat jobs

September 2, 2016 As a young second lieutenant with a degree from Iowa State University, I had high aspirations for my military career. more »»

Slices of Life - He and mini-me

August 26, 2016 They are the same person, in two different-sized bodies, born a generation apart. They might have been twins, had they not been father and son. They are my husband and our youngest. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Comebacks

August 26, 2016 Everybody loves a good comeback story. Many parts society fall to the way side as hip, new trends/better technology takes its place. more »»

Q&A: Pension Oversight

August 26, 2016 Q: Why does our system of checks and balances matter? A: Our Constitution establishes three branches of government to create a system of checks and balances. more »»

An Apple for Iowa Teachers

August 26, 2016 Some parents may be relieved that the summer is drawing to an end and their children will soon be out of the house and back in the classroom. more »»

Social Media Abuse in Nursing Homes

August 19, 2016 Imagine doing the research to place your elderly father in a nursing home.  You look at the ratings online, you talk to neighbors, and you think you’ve found a good placement. more »»

Q&A: Alzheimer's Disease

August 19, 2016 Q: What’s the federal government’s stake in seeking a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? A: More than five million Americans today are living with Alzheimer’s disease. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Evolving Logos

August 19, 2016 A few months ago, I discussed my favorite past company logos. While I enjoyed finding and writing about many virtues, I found a more exciting exercise. I stumbled across a website called Logopedia. more »»

Slices of Life - The day after

August 19, 2016 It’s over. The wedding. My daughter and her new husband tied the knot last Saturday in a whirlwind weekend of near perfection. The loving couple has been preparing for this for over a yea. more »»

Slices of Life - A scattered brain

August 13, 2016 Ever experience a day when things are slightly off kilter? When the normal becomes abnormal, often in an almost imperceptible way? The order of the universe is lagging, your controller fails to... more »»

The Dengler Domain: Bicycles

August 13, 2016 Two wheels are better than four; less traction, more risk, and faster speeds. I lied. Two wheels are not better than four, but bicycles are still fun. Fast or slow, bikes are an enjoyable time. more »»

Q&A: Protecting Innovation & Trade Secrets

August 13, 2016 Q: What are trade secrets? A: Like a patent or trademark, trade secrets are a valuable form of intellectual property that allow innovators and businesses to legally protect their discoveries and... more »»

Zika Virus Funding Delays Require Answers

August 13, 2016 There’s an effort to distort my votes on spending to fight the Zika virus to make it seem as if I don’t care about women and children’s health. That’s not the case. I voted for $1. more »»

Slices of Life - MOTB: The quest for the dress

August 5, 2016 We are entering the wedding stage of life - better put, re-entering. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Thank You

August 5, 2016 As I stood in a West Des Moines Casey’s eerily similar to the Dysart’s Casey, I realized a sense of community was missing. more »»



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