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Single woman wants mother to mind her own business

August 11, 2016 Q: Is it appropriate for my mom to demand that I — a 30-something independent woman — allow her to “vet” the men in my life? She insists it’s her prerogative and responsibility as a parent. more »»

Howard Stern’s pitch to Hillary Clinton

August 11, 2016 Sex-crazed radio shock jock Howard Stern has an impossible new fantasy that he can’t keep to himself: He wants an in-depth interview with Hillary Clinton. more »»

Presidential rumble will come down to the debates

August 11, 2016 Mercifully, those mind-numbing national political convention infomercials are finally over. more »»

Olympics, internationalism and individual excellence

August 11, 2016 Gallup reports that the percentage of Americans expressing interest in the Olympic Games, which have just begun in Brazil, is way below the last four Olympics. more »»

The end of history not turning out as hoped

August 10, 2016 The scholar Francis Fukuyama has been widely ridiculed for the title of his 1992 book, “The End of History. more »»

Voting like a woman

August 10, 2016 A popular mantra of political discourse in this presidential season involves lecturing women not to cast our votes as women. more »»

Ransom by another name

August 10, 2016 You’ve probably heard the very old riddle: When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar. An updated version might go like this: When is a ransom not a ransom? When the Obama administration says it isn’t. more »»

How I got in trouble with ladies

August 9, 2016 Let me tell you how I got in trouble with ladies. No, not “the” ladies. Not, in fact, female human beings, period. Rather, I’m talking about the word itself, “ladies. more »»

A Brief History Lesson

August 9, 2016 As World War II wound down, the Allied forces advanced on Berlin from two directions. The Americans, British and French resistance advanced from the west, and Russia from the east. more »»

Help! I Can’t Get Rid of These Rust Stains

August 9, 2016 Dear Mary: Our water pressure is very high, which has created rust-colored stains in our fiberglass bathtub. I tried scrubbing with Comet, but that did nothing. more »»

Trump’s Road Still Open

August 8, 2016 At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives. Hence, Republicans have a decision to make. more »»

In the Company of Heroes

August 8, 2016 Air Force Col. more »»

Why Hillary’s candidacy is more ‘historic’ now than in ‘08

August 8, 2016 Among the innumerable flip-flops, course corrections and reinventions that have come to define Hillary Clinton’s three decades in public life, perhaps the most interesting one is her decision in 201... more »»

Learning and living

August 8, 2016 Dear Dave, I’m a recently retired widow, and my husband always took care of most of our finances. more »»

Machina ex McDonald’s

August 7, 2016 It was late, it had been a long day, and I had skipped dinner. more »»

Who doesn’t love these zucchini recipes?

August 7, 2016 It’s zucchini time in Iowa. Zucchini Lasagna 2 medium zucchini 2 c. fresh sliced mushrooms 1 pkg. sliced Mozzarella cheese 2 eggs, beaten 1 to 2 lbs. hamburger 1 onion, chopped 2 8 oz. more »»

A soapy game show

August 7, 2016 One of my fondest childhood memories is going to the car wash with my dad. It was a fun father-son activity that allowed us to spend time together without all the unnecessary communication. more »»

Corn can’t pop

August 6, 2016 Corn prices continued their slow slide lower this week, falling under $3.20 per bushel for the first time in almost two year. more »»

The political picture

August 6, 2016 The good news is that both political conventions are now behind us. The bad news is that the election is ahead of us. more »»

The road to Trump wasn’t built in a day

August 6, 2016 The implosion is so big it’s drowning out the “he said this monstrous thing” or “that easily caught lie. more »»



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