October 24, 2015 At the recent televised debate among candidates for the Democrats’ nomination for president, Hillary Clinton declared that “the wealthy pay too little” in taxes and “the middle class pays too much. more »»
I saw Elvis!
October 23, 2015 Dear Heloise: I hope you got to see the letter I sent. I put the new commemorative ELVIS FOREVER STAMP on it for you! -- Shirley F. more »»
Candidates should choose their judicial muse
October 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — A supremely important presidential issue is being generally neglected because Democrats have nothing interesting to say about it and Republicans differ among themselves about it. more »»
Superman takes on the cops
October 23, 2015 One of the most depressing features of modern American life lies in the left’s total war on every facet of our shared culture. more »»
Benghazi and 'untrustable' Hillary
October 22, 2015 Kevin McCarthy was factually right -- if grammatically and politically wrong -- when he told Sean Hannity that the House's Benghazi committee demonstrated Hillary Clinton was "untrustable. more »»
What is the Iowa Alternate Assessment?
October 21, 2015 For parents of children with special needs, hearing education jargon like “No Child Left Behind,” “district-wide assessment,” “proficiency scores” and “Iowa Core Curriculum” can raise questions. more »»
Hillary scores debate win -- among Democrats
October 21, 2015 Going into the Democrats' first presidential debate Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton seems to have banked on one thing: that far fewer Americans would be watching than watched the Republican debates i... more »»
What is a tourist?
October 20, 2015 Many times we think of a tourist as someone who travels a far distance to an exotic island or a week at Disney World. more »»
'If I only had a gun'
October 20, 2015 Of course. It makes perfect sense. Why couldn’t I see it before? There could never have been a Holocaust had the Jews been armed. more »»
It takes two
October 19, 2015 Dear Dave, I’ve spent most of my marriage not being a good husband and not being involved in our family finances. more »»
House Republicans, meet Haley Barbour
October 19, 2015 Haley Barbour, the former two-term governor of Mississippi and, before that, successful Republican Party chairman, is a candid and witty man who, in newspaper slang, “gives a great quote. more »»
To end wars — Trump vs. Sanders
October 19, 2015 Barack Obama sought as his legacy to bring an end to the two longest wars in U.S. history. On Oct. 15, he, again, admitted failure. The 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will remain another yea. more »»
Marshalltown ... are we the new Miami?
October 18, 2015 Believe it or not, Marshalltown is just like Miami. All right, maybe not exactly like Miami, where swaying palm trees, sandy beaches, cigars and mojitos are in order. more »»