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Community colleges should be a top priority

February 10, 2016 This year, Iowa’s Community Colleges will celebrate 50 years of exceptional dedication in providing high quality educational programs and services accessible to all Iowans. more »»

How history shapes the New Hampshire primary

February 10, 2016 Benning Wentworth is not a name you’ll run across in New Hampshire primary coverage. more »»

This Progressive doesn’t need your lectures

February 10, 2016 Have I mentioned lately how much I’m enjoying the lectures from self-avowed liberals who insist my respect for Hillary Clinton is proof that I am not a “real progressive”? It’s not just men — my... more »»

Can sitcoms erase bigotry?

February 9, 2016 So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That’s the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. more »»

How to rid a car of that stinky smell of smoke

February 9, 2016 As you know, I travel quite a bit, which means I have the need to rent cars. Most of the time that goes well, and by “well” I mean I land a fantastic daily rate and I get to test drive a nice new car. more »»

The remainderman

February 8, 2016 Donald Trump won more votes in the Iowa caucuses than any Republican candidate in history. Impressive, except Ted Cruz set the new all-time record. more »»

Cracking the code of campaign speak

February 8, 2016 “Do you ever get the feeling,” asked humorist Robert Orben, “that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?” But even after real, live Americans actually do vote in... more »»

Dating and the budget

February 8, 2016 Dear Dave, I’ve been following your plan, and I’ve finally gotten out of debt and feel I have control of my finances. more »»

Wake up sheeple, it’s Super Bowl Sunday!

February 7, 2016 It’s Super Bowl Sunday folks! And we all know what that means: Irresponsible amounts of snack food? Guilt free drinking at 3 p.. more »»

Try these recipes for today’s big game

February 7, 2016 Today I have some last minute treats for the game between Denver and Carolina. Easy Hot Wings 3 lbs chicken wings 1 (2 oz.) bottle Tabasco sauce 1/2 . more »»

Presence of chair mystifies husband

February 7, 2016 DES MOINES – A local husband recently admitted confusion about the reason for – and functionality of – the sudden appearance of a chair in his bathroom, sources today confirmed. more »»

Gold bugs are buying

February 6, 2016 Gold prices exploded to a three-month high on Friday, pushing over $1,160 per ounce. Gold has been climbing as U.S. more »»

Random thoughts

February 6, 2016 Random thoughts on the passing scene: Will this November’s presidential election come down to a choice between a felon and a pied piper? People who call Barack Obama a lame duck president seem not t... more »»

And the Oscar for most stunning actress goes to ...

February 6, 2016 We are here not to discuss the complex #OscarsSoWhite controversy but to address another sore point with perhaps similar origins: the #OscarsSoGorgeous phenomenon. more »»

Another week finished in Des Moines

February 6, 2016 Week 4 of the session is complete. more »»

Too many choices?

February 4, 2016 Over the years I have noticed how parenting has changed significantly; good in a lot of ways but I see many who are trying to be their child’s “friend” instead of a parent. more »»

Iowa ruins the ‘Inevitable’

February 4, 2016 The results in the Iowa caucuses are a rebuke to the notion that the national media have all the influence over America’s voters. more »»

The Pentagon’s pricey culture of mediocrity

February 4, 2016 When the tank crew under my command ran into trouble on the battlefield, I never doubted the ultimate success of the mission because the Marines I served with were among the finest people I kne. more »»

Animated over an animated study

February 4, 2016 I was watching a morning news program the other day and one of the segments concerned a study — A STUDY indicating that Pixar/Disney animated features gave the male ANIMATED characters more speaking... more »»

Teens and cell phones: Advice for keeping them safe

February 3, 2016 Today’s teens face a very different world than many of their parents ever experienced. more »»



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