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 »»
Auditioning for the electorate
September 11, 2014 Around Washington you can tell football season is upon us because Congress is lining up to punt its work until after the elections. more »»
Obama's delusions dispelled?
September 10, 2014 "If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart," President Obama told Democratic mega-contributors last month in one of the 400-plus fundraisers of his presidency. more »»
AEAs celebrate 40 years with New Compact
September 10, 2014 Iowa’s Area Education Agency (AEA) system turns 40 this year, and there is much to celebrate! Legislation that originally established AEAs in 1975 required them to provide instructional and... more »»
Can’t make a minivan cool
September 9, 2014 Whatever coolness I had remaining in my body will soon be whisked away with each push of a sliding side door. more »»
Admission to college
September 8, 2014 Question: The colleges that my daughter is applying to have different admission programs. more »»
Fighting cancer ... one story at a time
September 7, 2014 Not too terribly long ago, the mere mention of the word “cancer” was taboo. Using the words in mixed company was frowned upon and if you did say the word, it was uttered as a hushed whispe. more »»
After school treats
September 7, 2014 It’s official — summer is over. Today I have some sweet treats for after-school munching. Inside Out Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 c. sugar 3/4 c. packed brown sugar 3/4 c. more »»
September 6, 2014 The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people "moderately disapprove" of Barack Obama's performance as president and 39 percent "strongly disapprove. more »»
An eye on the Baltic States?
September 5, 2014 WASHINGTON -- The Islamic State is a nasty problem that can be remedied if its neighbors, assisted by the United States, decide to do so. more »»
A cautious president, or a careless one?
September 5, 2014 WASHINGTON -- In the wake of President Obama's surprising comment to reporters that "we don't have a strategy yet" to deal with the surging terrorist threat of the Islamic State threat in Syria and... more »»