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Random thoughts

November 1, 2014 Random thoughts on the passing scene: The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: "He can run but he can't hide. more »»

Fannie and Freddie must go

November 1, 2014 Say we didn’t hear that. Say we didn’t hear that rules for mortgages guaranteed by the taxpayers are going lax once again. Oh, but we did. more »»

Have Medicare, won't travel

October 31, 2014 Dear Heloise: A tip for seniors on MEDICARE if you are traveling to a foreign country: Buy trip health insurance. Medicare does not cover you outside the U.S. We learned the hard way. -- Betty H. more »»

In Georgia, a capitalist struggles

October 31, 2014 MCDONOUGH, Ga. — In a sun-dappled square decorated with scores of entrants in the community’s Halloween scarecrow contest, a balky sound system enables, if barely, the Republican U.S. more »»

Remembering Frank Mankiewicz

October 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — In the hard-boiled if fading world of print journalism, it’s often said that the only way to look at a politician is dow. more »»

Tips on how to get out of the house on time

October 30, 2014 Now that kids are back to school it can be quite a job to get kids fed, dressed and stay happy in the morning! I remember those days well, and unfortunately, they didn’t always end well. more »»

Hillary Clinton flunks economics

October 30, 2014 Liberals have this terrible and annoying habit of congratulating themselves for their intellectual heft merely because they hold liberal views. more »»

Taking anti-immigrant fervor too far

October 30, 2014 What’s the matter with Kansas? A decade ago, a best-selling book of that title examined how Kansas veered rightward after a long history as a left-wing hotbed. more »»

College is critical ... start planning now for next fall

October 29, 2014 One of baseball’s all-time greats, Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, was known for his ability to make a statement that was both profound and humorous at the same tim. more »»

Reagan’s campaign speech continues to reverberate 50 years later

October 29, 2014 On Oct. 27, 1964, 50 years ago Monday, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on primetime national television in support of the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater. more »»

Twerk on, sisters

October 29, 2014 The first time I saw the video of Miley Cyrus twerking with Robin Thicke... Let's start over. I can't bring myself even to go there again. more »»

Those scary public restrooms

October 28, 2014 Public restrooms can be scary places — even the clean ones. more »»

'If I were mayor ...'

October 26, 2014 We’ve all lamented that “you can’t fight City Hall” or “if I were mayor ...” Well that’s about to change ... at least, for some Marshalltown young people. more »»

Walter Blanco, we hardly knew ye

October 26, 2014 It was only a scant 13 months ago that I and many others spent our Sunday nights silently watching the great American drama that is “Breaking Bad” and loudly shushing any and all that dared to creat... more »»

Halloween recipes

October 26, 2014 Halloween is only a few days away. I know you should not make homemade treats to give to trick-or-treaters but it’s OK to hand deliver treats to your neighbors. more »»

Kelly evaluates Halloween costumes

October 26, 2014 I love Halloween. It affords me the opportunity to see a night of clever, fun costumes. Unfortunately, it also forces me to not only look at, but also give candy to, some tired, unoriginal outfits. more »»

Lower heating costs loom

October 25, 2014 Natural gas prices are nearing one-year lows as U.S. production continues at a breakneck pace, building supplies ahead of winter. Last year’s unusually cold and long winter drained U.S. more »»

Predatory journalism

October 25, 2014 The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending. more »»

Canada can be tough on immigration

October 25, 2014 Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. An American, Niehaus had applied for permanent residency in Canada. But Canada turned him dow. more »»

Be open with son about circumstances of adoption

October 23, 2014 Q: We adopted our son at birth and have raised him in a loving home. Now that he’s a teenager, he’s obsessed with the fact that he’s adopted. more »»



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