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Obama needs Congress to approve this war

September 19, 2014 WASHINGTON -- The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. more »»

Hillary and the Iowa steak fry

September 19, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Se. more »»

A ‘grate’ cleaning solution

September 19, 2014 Dear Heloise: Can you please tell me an easy way to CLEAN THE GRATES on my gas stove? No matter what I do, they still turn black from all the cooking grease and grime. -- Diane T. more »»

Fun family activities to do indoors

September 18, 2014 Though it’s too soon, the weather is starting to get a little cooler again and your children may need to be indoors a little more. more »»

Obama is Carter, not Reagan

September 18, 2014 The late Lloyd Bentsen is sorely needed when President Barack Obama tries to compare himself to Ronald Reagan. Mr. President, you're no Ronald Reagan. more »»

Restoring Government by the People, for the People

September 18, 2014 One of the many privileges of living in a democracy is the ability of each of us to have an equal say about how we are governed. more »»

Lifelong learners will love Creative Retirement

September 17, 2014 When a person reaches age 50, he or she is eligible for membership in AARP. At age 55 many people are opting for early retirement. more »»

Obama forced by events to reverse course --- and disillusion base

September 17, 2014 Iraq, immigration, inversion. more »»

We needed to see the ray rice video

September 17, 2014 Should we have seen the video of Ray Rice pummeling Janay Palmer Rice into unconsciousness? Unequivocally, I say yes. Before explaining why, I want to share Ms. Rice's objection to this coverage. more »»

Corn flakes splashed with iced tea

September 16, 2014 Maybe it’s just me but... Do you ever ... email a message to yourself, then get excited that you received a new email because you forgot you emailed yourself. more »»

NIOT's work continues

September 14, 2014 There’s a lot to be proud of in Marshalltown: A vibrant arts community, a spruced up downtown, excellent schools, a growing economic base and most importantly, a commitment toward treating each othe... more »»

Under scrutiny

September 14, 2014 The National Football League’s lawyers and public relations staff will be reeling in overtime pay and calling for the calvary. It will be necessary. more »»

The American Consumer Calendar

September 14, 2014 It got cold. As much as I?love fall, Autumn, if you will, I have noticed a bit of a problem with this year’s seasonal change: It’s too late. Astute readers will remember all the way back to Aug. more »»

Quick and tasty meals

September 14, 2014 There are times I just want to make a simple recipe that tastes like I spent a lot of time making it. The meatball and stew recipes are those kind of recipes. more »»

Scotland sends British pound reeling

September 13, 2014 The British currency, the pound sterling, has collapsed in recent weeks ahead of a vote that could separate Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom. more »»

Extremism in defense of re-election

September 12, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," Democrats have been decrying Republican "extremism. more »»

Obama's future may hinge on response to Islamic State

September 12, 2014 WASHINGTON -- In his televised speech to the nation Wednesday evening, Barack Obama has a major opportunity to put his wavering presidency back on track by firmly and clearly saying how he intends t... more »»

The global map, 2017

September 12, 2014 Barack Obama pledged to radically transform America when he took office. He didn't stop at America. President Obama's greatest legacy may be the radical reshaping of the global map. more »»

Picture this digital organization

September 12, 2014 Dear Heloise: Do you have any hints for STORING DIGITAL PHOTOS? I have hundreds of pictures saved on my computer, and I have a hard time finding what I am looking fo. more »»

Journalists in screech advocacy mode

September 11, 2014 It is amazing the degree to which the media can politicize -- always from a leftist perspective -- just about anything in the news. more »»



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