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The Food Network might be a little racist

November 9, 2014 Editor’s Note: Due to an illness this week, we’ll feature a select column from the ‘Best of Burns’ file. I watch a lot of Food Network. A lot. I'm not some kind of gourmand. more »»

An open letter to Victoria's Secret

November 9, 2014 Dear Victoria’s Secret, I think enough time has passed that we can talk about the first time we officially “me. more »»

Voter fraud and voter I.D.

November 8, 2014 One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just... more »»

Progressives don’t need Washington all that much

November 8, 2014 The Republican takeover of the Senate majority really shouldn’t matter much to progressive. more »»

Dropping oil pressures producers

November 8, 2014 Crude oil’s collapse continued this week, with prices nearing $75 per barrel, the lowest level in over three years. Prices are dropping as U.. more »»

Manual access

November 7, 2014 Dear Readers: It seems that a MANUAL (or instructions) comes with just about anything you buy today -- large and small appliances, as well as electronics! If you tossed one out thinking you'd never... more »»

Maintaining the ‘fence’ of religion or tearing it down?

November 7, 2014 This is a friendly amendment to the recent letter submitted by the letter writer who paraphrased the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law establishing a religion or prohibiting the free... more »»

What the GOP must do now

November 7, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught. more »»

Marriage may not be right answer for expectant couple

November 6, 2014 Q: Should I marry my pregnant girlfriend? Our relationship has always been one of convenience, and neither of us considered it permanent. She intends to raise the baby, and I want to do my part. more »»

TV anchors shouldn't lecture about democracy

November 6, 2014 On the Sunday before the election, CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer unloaded one of those pompously "progressive" end-of-show commentaries about how our democracy is being ruined by money. more »»

Burying the hatchet with Iran

November 6, 2014 Don’t tell anyone, but the United States and Iran are getting closer — perhaps closer than ever — to letting go of 35 years of enmity. No, Washington and Tehran aren’t going to be BFFs or anything. more »»

The value of a multi-tiered system of supports

November 5, 2014 The Marshalltown Community School District is committed to educating every student in a way that will provide him or her with an opportunity to become personally and intellectually empowered for... more »»

Beware of jogging Wookies

November 4, 2014 Imagine a perfect fall afternoon. You decide to get the family together for a professional photo at Grimes Farm, taking advantage of the bountiful fall colors on Saturday. more »»

Extra savings takes away volatility

November 3, 2014 Dear Dave, I’m a 26-year-old journalist making $26,000 annually, and the only debt I have is $31,000 in student loans. more »»

‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Ouija’ tie for box office lead

November 3, 2014 NEW YORK — In a scary close finish, the Jake Gyllenhaal crime thriller “Nightcrawler” and the board-game adaptation “Ouija” tied for first at the box office with $1. more »»

Be thankful this year

November 2, 2014 We’ve seen the transformation ... the pumpkins are out, the tree and ornaments are in. Halloween is over and the focus is entirely on Christmas. more »»

When raking, misery does love company

November 2, 2014 There are many things that can end a relationship. Money, infidelity but one of the biggest threats is leaves. Yes, leaves. more »»

Election 2014: Rise of the manimal

November 2, 2014 By the time you read this there will be roughly 48 hours left to head to your polling place, cast your vote, and acquire the all important “I Voted” sticker. Or you already voted by mail. more »»

Low gas prices are a treat

November 1, 2014 Gasoline prices are tumbling, scaring refiners, but giving a welcome treat to drivers. more »»

 
 
 

 

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