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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 »»

Kick back with these laid-back recipes

June 14, 2015 My motto for the summer is “living easy.” The first two recipes can be made using a skillet and the Green Bean Salad requires a can opener. Giant Skillet Sticky Bun 2 Tbls. butter 1/4 c. more »»

Time capsule OR just a box of garbage?

June 14, 2015 Editor’s note: This was originally published on Ja. more »»

Father’s Day for a new dad

June 14, 2015 When I watch TV shows set in days of yore like “Mad Men,” I can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia, even though I wasn’t, technically, alive in the 1960. more »»

Stormy outlook for grain markets

June 13, 2015 There’s a common farmer’s adage “rain makes grain,” but many Midwestern farmers this year are being unfortunately reminded that there can be too much of a good thing. more »»

Who lost Iraq?

June 13, 2015 After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question:... more »»

Federal lands don't belong to the states

June 13, 2015 The federal government owns large chunks of the West. It owns 65 percent of Utah, 69 percent of Alaska and 83 percent of Nevada. Some Westerners see unfairness in that. They should not. Sen. more »»

Celebrate Flag Day and honor a veteran

June 13, 2015 This Sunday, June 14, marks National Flag Day. I hope all Iowans will take a moment on Sunday to think about the American Flag, what it stands for and what it truly means to be an American. more »»

Power up with a nap!

June 12, 2015 Dear Readers: Are you fully awake? Are you TIRED? Are you functioning, but sort of on 3/4 power? You could be one of the millions and millions of folks who are sleep-deprived! We work many hours, do... more »»

A vote for TPA is not a vote for Obama

June 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Before presidential politics — the game of getting to 270 electoral votes — completely eclipses governing, there is the urgent task of getting to 217 votes in the House of... more »»



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