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Soybeans storm higher

June 20, 2015 Tropical Storm Bill, after making landfall in Texas, has continued north, dumping rain on farmers who were already concerned about wet conditions. more »»

Why we still need public libraries

June 20, 2015 Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980. Google now does that in seconds. more »»


June 20, 2015 The political left has come up with a new buzzword: “micro-aggression. more »»

Travel stop can save a lot

June 19, 2015 Dear Heloise: We do a lot of traveling between southern Texas and Ohio. We always check the coupon books at the REST AREAS, as they have some great money-savers on all types of motel. more »»

McDonald's, the 'progressive burger company'

June 19, 2015 WASHINGTON -- In January, McDonald's, leaning against the winds of fashion, said kale would never replace lettuce on its burgers. more »»

Reintroducing ... Jeb!

June 19, 2015 WASHINGTON -- An exclamation point is a handy thing. Its very presence demands attention and, if properly deployed, can convey excitement, surprise, wonderment, even outrage. more »»

Yes, Rachel Dolezal is black

June 19, 2015 This week, Rachel Dolezal, the former local head of the Spokane NAACP, a lecturer in Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, and a proud black woman, was revealed to be a non-proud white... more »»

Emotional affair should mean the end of friendship

June 18, 2015 Q: Should we terminate our friendship with another couple after the man and I became involved in an emotional affair? It’s over now, and our spouses have taken a firm but conciliatory attitude towar... more »»

Jake Tapper Vs. Sputtering Bill Clinton

June 18, 2015 CNN's Jake Tapper kicked off his new hosting gig on the Sunday news show "State of the Union" featuring an interview with Bill Clinton, arranged through his Clinton Global Initiative. more »»

The year of the internet voter

June 18, 2015 In the 1996 election it was the soccer mom. In 2004 it was the NASCAR dad. more »»

What is multidisciplinary care?

June 17, 2015 Healthcare can be challenging and scary, and just like it’s important for the quarterback to feel like he has a strong team behind him, it’s equally important for patients to feel they have a team o... more »»

Obama fails to pass trade bill

June 17, 2015 Lyndon Johnson used to say that some of his colleagues were so politically inept they couldn’t find their posteriors — actually, he used a coarser word — with both hands. more »»

Related to hope

June 17, 2015 The first time I met Marcia Grace, she adopted me as her project. She was 5 at the time. more »»

My perfect kitchen trash can and perfectly cheap bags, too!

June 16, 2015 I know “hate” is a strong word, but that’s how I feel about trash. Can’t stand it. But my loathing for trash is nothing compared to Lauren Singer (www.trashisfortossers. more »»

To the Honorable Antonin G. Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:

June 16, 2015 Dear Sir: Twenty-one years ago, your then-colleague, the late Justice Harry Blackmun, wrote what became a famous dissent to a Supreme Court decision not to review a Texas... more »»

The Jeb Bush problem

June 16, 2015 Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had a bad week last week, according to the Washington Press corp. more »»

The Bush who got it right

June 15, 2015 Long before he, as President George W. more »»

Black vs. blue in America

June 15, 2015 Half a century ago this summer, the Voting Rights Act was passed, propelled by Bloody Sunday at Selma Bridge. The previous summer, the Civil Rights Act became law on July 2. more »»

Thinks he’s a dreamer

June 15, 2015 Dear Dave, We’re debt-free including our home. My husband is a man of faith, but a bit of a dreamer. more »»

From Iowa to Cuba

June 14, 2015 Establishing a trade path from Iowa to Cuba has proven to be a challenge but the work is being done. more »»



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