A failure to confront evil
February 24, 2015 The Western World and its elite have repeatedly tried to placate evil and not make eye contact with it. Neville Chamberlain sought peace in our time. Jimmy Carter sought detente with the Soviet Union. more »»
‘Jon Stewart is why I’m not crazy’
February 24, 2015 I am not insane. For this, I have Jon Stewart to thank. Thirteen years ago, it felt like I was in a front row seat on the express train to Crazy Town. more »»
Will the GOP capitulate again?
February 23, 2015 “Free trade results in giving our money, our manufactures, and our markets to other nations,” warned the Republican Senator from Ohio and future President William McKinley in 1892. more »»
From Iowa to Havana
February 22, 2015 State Sen. Steve Sodders of State Center recently filed a resolution in the state legislature supporting an enhanced trade relationship between Cuba and Iow. more »»
Two versions of a BLT and blueberry pie!
February 22, 2015 My Grandma Kodet made the best everything, including blueberry pie. This is not her pie recipe because I don’t think she had recipes. I do know she cooked a lot with lard that she rendered herself. more »»
It shouldn’t take a year
February 22, 2015 Dear Dave, I’m 30 and debt-free. Do you think I should stop making contributions to my 401(k) account for a year in order to save up an emergency fund? — Beth Dear Beth, Yes, I do. more »»
Who stole my trash can?
February 20, 2015 Dear Heloise: My city provides each house with a container for trash collection and one for recycling. Our trash can recently went MISSING. I looked around but can’t find it. more »»
Is Israel the problem, or are Jews the problem?
February 20, 2015 In the aftermath of the killing of a man at a Copenhagen synagogue by a member of the Religion of Peace, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “This wave of attacks is expected to continu. more »»
Baby’s turning Into a toddler
February 19, 2015 Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday you brought home your little bundle of joy and now they are getting ready to walk and explore the world. more »»
Aiming the starter’s gun at the GOP
February 19, 2015 The safest bet you can possibly make at the beginning of a presidential election cycle is that the “objective” national media will savage the Republican contenders with “investigative” journalism. more »»
King Coal catches black lung
February 19, 2015 What do the executives who run money-losing companies make? Millions of dollars if they’re coal overlords. Take Gregory Boyce. more »»
Forget the stereotypes
February 19, 2015 When an angry neighbor murdered three Muslim students in North Carolina, my Facebook feed lit up. Tragic, I thought, and I scrolled on. Then another post caught my ey. more »»