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The Dengler Domain: My Hero – Grandpa Dengler

December 29, 2017 My grandpa, Vernon Dengler, is my hero. He might have been seventy years older than me, but in our time together he taught me more than I could have ever imagined. more »»

Slices of Life - Holiday shopping and shopping and shopping

December 29, 2017 It’s the gift-giving season. And who doesn’t enjoy giving a good gift? I certainly do. Problem is, I get sucked in. It happens every year. more »»

Q&A: Lowering Rx Prices

December 29, 2017 Q: Why are prescription drug prices still climbing? A: Modern medicine, particularly pharmaceuticals, has increased longevity and improved the quality of life for millions of American. more »»

Tax Reform for American Farmers & Agriculture

December 22, 2017 It’s been more than three decades since Congress passed significant tax reform legislation. more »»

Slices of Life - National anthem brings teams together

December 22, 2017 High school sporting events are often inspirational. The athletes on the field, court, track or ice give it their all and are beyond fun to watch. more »»

Q&A: Opioid Public Health Crisis

December 22, 2017 Q: Why is the opioid epidemic considered a public health crisis? A: Perhaps this staggering fact best sums up the crisis: Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50... more »»

Q&A: Taxes

December 15, 2017 Q: What’s driving tax cuts to the finish line? A: Congress is reforming the federal tax code to deliver fairness, simplification and relie. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Snow

December 15, 2017 Winter has arrived. While the snow has not been as plentiful, the cold has made its appearance. Snow is not as fun because of the cold, but whenever the snow arrives, it can be good if one has fun. more »»

Slices of Life - Holiday cheer

December 15, 2017 There is too much guilt in the world. Still, I have a propensity to make myself more of it. Lately I’ve been feeling guilty about holidays. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Terrible Gift Ideas

December 8, 2017 With the holiday season in full swing, shopping for relatives is upon the public. Finding the best deals for Christmas presents is always the goal. more »»

Slices of Life - Number conundrums

December 8, 2017 Sometimes (oftentimes) numbers don’t make sense ?- to me at least. Oh sure, two plus two equals four and numbers are unchangeable so they should follow logical standards. But they don’. more »»

Tax reform would provide much-needed relief and opportunity for Iowans

December 8, 2017 It has been more than 30 years since the last time the United States comprehensively reformed our tax system. In that time, the length of the tax code has doubled to 2. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Ice Cream Flavors

December 1, 2017 Over a year ago I discussed my favorite place to get ice cream. Update! It changed. If one ventures to the big city of Des Moines, go to Black Cat ice cream and be amazed. more »»

Slices of Life - Family

December 1, 2017 Family: Flawed and Fabulous, Adoring and Amusing, Messy and Magnificent, Important and Irreverent, Loyal and Loud and Yay, it’s Year-round. more »»

Q&A: Federal Judiciary

December 1, 2017 Q: How is the federal judiciary unique from the legislative and executive branches of government? A: Our nation’s founders designed the three branches of the federal government with the premise... more »»

The Dengler Domain: Dodge Rampage

November 17, 2017 The Dodge Rampage was the greatest car ever made. This wonderful beast was built from 1982-1984. Was it a car built as a truck or a truck built as a car? No one knows. more »»

Slices of Life - Lost in time

November 17, 2017 Our family calendar is an information multi-taske. more »»

The Case for Tax Reform

November 17, 2017 Since well before we became a country to the present day, America has attracted people who are willing to leave behind everything and everyone they know and settle in a strange land just to have the... more »»

The Dengler Domain: Celebrate Life

November 3, 2017 Life is worth celebrating. We as humans often forget this part of life. Getting caught up in busy work and making it through the work day after day is common human trait. more »»

Let's move Traer forward -- vote YES Nov. 7

November 3, 2017 Much has been said recently about the municipal ownership of the natural gas system. Some of the main points I see recurring and being debated are: 1. more »»



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