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Some GOP candidates becoming unhinged

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON -- In 1824, in retirement 37 years after serving as the Constitutional Convention's prime mover, James Madison, 73, noted that the 1787 "language of our Constitution is already undergoing... more »»

The GOP's Supreme Court blues

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON -- The sudden breakdown of the conservative majority bloc on the Supreme Court in its two critical rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage has thrown the large field of 2016 Republican... more »»

Be wary of loaning money to friends or family

July 2, 2015 Q: Do you think it's wise to have loans among family members -- for example, brother to brother, adult to child, parent to child, etc. more »»

The Media, the Court and the slippery sex slope

July 2, 2015 Back in 2003, the Associated Press gave serious aid and comfort to a vicious campaign against Sen. Rick Santorum over an interview he granted them dealing with the gay rights issue. more »»

Yemen Is starving, and we’re partly to blame

July 2, 2015 Twenty million people in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, are at risk of dying from hunger or thirst. more »»

$248 a Minute

July 2, 2015 Florida’s Disney World bills itself “the happiest place on Earth.” But last year, some Disney World employees made so little they became homeless. Meanwhile, Disney paid CEO Robert Iger $46.5 million. more »»

Say goodbye to trans fat

July 1, 2015 Have you been wondering why the FDA just recently banned trans fat? Well, it definitely has been the topic of discussion in the media latel. more »»

Supreme Court lets administration say words don't mean what they say

July 1, 2015 For most people, words mean what they say. But not necessarily for a majority of Supreme Court justices in two important decisions handed down Thursday. In the most prominent, King v. more »»

What if he hadn't been holding that Confederate flag?

July 1, 2015 On the evening of June 17, nine black Americans were killed in their Charleston, South Carolina, church by a white supremacist -- but only after he'd spent an hour with them praying and studying the... more »»

Meals on Wheels of Marshalltown: A tribute to Fran and Glady

July 1, 2015 Meals on Wheels of Marshalltown (MOW) was started in 1967 by a small group of local people as a way to provide a needed service to the community. more »»

So you think you can’t save?

June 30, 2015 According to Moody Analytics, young Americans have stopped saving money. And by young, we are talking about adults under age 35 — the so-called millennial generation. more »»

All the rage these days

June 30, 2015 If you have not realized it, outrage is about the only tool left in the Democrats’ political arsenal. more »»

Enlightenment on Confederate flag was long overdue

June 30, 2015 “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else. more »»

Traps to avoid after graduation

June 29, 2015 Dear Dave, I’m currently a senior in college. I’m completely debt-free right now, and I am wondering what I should do to stay this way after graduatio. more »»

Uneasy coexistence — politics and religion

June 29, 2015 Regular readers may remember the “Shields rule,” about the tension between organized religion and politics. more »»

Love and hate in Dixie

June 29, 2015 “I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you. more »»

The State Fair, food and Sinead O’Connor

June 28, 2015 Let’s just tear into this because we’ve got a lot to cover. more »»

Dessert anyone?

June 28, 2015 Life is short, so let’s eat dessert first and veggies, if you’re still hungry, last. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie 4 oz. cream cheese 1 c. confectioner’s sugar-sifted 1 c. crunchy peanut butter 1/2 c. more »»

In search of the fashion police

June 28, 2015 Fashion has always been an enigma to me. Trying to dress myself every morning is as anxiety-driven as trying to eat a pancake made of angry bumblebees. more »»

Rain, rain, go away

June 27, 2015 Despite farmer’s wishes for sunny skies, rains continued to plague the Midwest this week, with more likely to come. more »»



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