Narratives over facts
December 1, 2015 Much of the media and Democratic Party obsess about narratives. It is not enough for reporters to report facts, data, and events. more »»
Stumbling to war with Russia?
November 30, 2015 Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane was a provocative and portentous act. That Sukhoi Su-24, which the Turks say intruded into their air space, crashed and burned — in Syria. more »»
Let’s have ‘Coffee with a Cop’
November 29, 2015 Sometimes it only takes a good cup of coffee to make your day a little bit better; it’s also a chance to commune with friends, family and co-workers over ideas, the day ahead and in general, just an... more »»
Gold can’t find a footing
November 28, 2015 Gold prices dove to a new five-year low on Friday, nearing $1,050 per ounce for the first time since February 2010. more »»
November 28, 2015 It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. more »»
Let pharmacies prescribe birth control
November 28, 2015 Back in 1933, Rep. Walter Pierce of Oregon introduced a bill in Congress to let doctors discuss birth control with their patients. The need for such a bill showed how controversial the subject was. more »»
November 27, 2015 Dear Readers: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Gobble, gobble, and let the football begin! You may be entertaining now, later on or for the new year. more »»
Harder to raise? Boys or girls?
November 26, 2015 I personally think there are a lot of pros and cons to raising both boys and girls. I had one of each and believe me, they were completely different. more »»
What to be thankful for?
November 26, 2015 What if the government's goal is to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and bureaucrats behind the scenes? What if they stay in power... more »»
Morning Optimists of Marshalltown December 1, 2015
at The Brew House, 4 W. Boone St. more »