The ice age arrives in the infernal regions

The slogan of the Des Moines Register is "Iowa's Best-Read Newspaper." Iowa conservatives refer to it tongue-in-cheek as "Iowa's Best Red Newspaper." Suffice it to say that the Register's editorial policy is slightly to the Left of Thomas M√ľntzer.

So when the Register endorses Congressman Tom Latham, the Republican candidate in our redrawn Third District, over Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell, it's a good sign that old Leonard had perhaps better be considering his retirement plans.

For which, huzzah!