What aboot Canada?
August 25, 2015 Let’s play “What if ...?” for a little bit. more »»
Sept 8: A very important date!
August 24, 2015 When we think about the future of our community and region, our No. 1 priority is education! I say this with absolutely no hesitation: it’s education that makes the “World Go Round. more »»
Marshalltown: STEM capital of the world
August 2, 2015 Well maybe I am doing a bit of self-proclaiming in the headline, but this is some self-proclaiming that we can back up in Marshalltown! It was very exciting earlier this week to be at the high schoo... more »»
Trading up for a better trade deal
July 28, 2015 As the dust settles on the fight in Congress over Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, we have an opportunity to think anew about what good trade policy could be. more »»
Trump’s badmouthing deportment
July 20, 2015 The presidential candidate’s rants have galvanized Latinos of all ages, backgrounds, and political affiliations. The chips just keep falling. more »»
Unreported activities at the Iowa State Fair
July 14, 2015 The Iowa State Fair does a great job each year of showcasing a variety of entertainment, with carnival rides, booths where you can win a 35-cent prize for a few hundred dollars, hosting competitions... more »»
Things that make you go hmmm?
July 13, 2015 Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the groun... more »»
Paying the pink tax
June 22, 2015 Women are slammed with $1,400 a year in retail markups thanks to gendered marketing. You probably think you know about all the taxes you pa. more »»
June 8, 2015 Ignoring the experiences of women and people of color now comes at a price for filmmakers and TV execs. more »»
Why some men have a dog and no wife
June 3, 2015 The content of this column does not in any way represent the opinion of this newspaper or, more importantly, the operator of this column who has a wife and four daughter. more »»
Laws of nature
May 25, 2015 Following are immutable laws of nature, many of which you will already know from personal experience. . more »»
Why not travel to Cuba?
March 23, 2015 Scuba diving off Varadero Beach shouldn’t land you in hot water with Uncle Sam. If you’re an American citizen, you’ve got one of the most valuable passports in the world. more »»