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A better way to run for president

May 26, 2016 The frustration of many voters over the way presidential candidates are selected has come to a head with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominees of their respective parties. more »»

Clinton policies to end pay gap would just make it larger

May 25, 2016 Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. more »»

Dear Bernie bullies, I’m so over you

May 25, 2016 In early August 1968, just weeks after Bobby Kennedy was killed, my father and I took a walk through the fields of my great-grandmother’s house and plotted my career. We didn’t know that at the tim. more »»

The Surrender of Principle

May 24, 2016 This past week, a group of conservatives were invited to meet Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in California. more »»

A ‘good time’ with Bisquick

May 22, 2016 If you have a box of Bisquick and a few ingredients you can invite your neighbors in for brunch because that’s what I recently di. more »»

Here's to the graduates!

May 22, 2016 Today we salute the Class of 2016 — these young men and women from Central Iowa who have worked diligently, excelled academically and have showcased their talents in a variety of ways that we can al... more »»

So you’ve decided to fly on an airplane

May 22, 2016 I never feel more free than when I’m moving through an airport. Right off the bat: No, I don’t have children, or a frequent traveling companion. more »»

Digging for treasure in the sugar mines

May 22, 2016 I’ve never panned for gold, but I’m guessing it’s a lot like watching my children eat Lucky Charms. And much like panning for gold, the proper equipment is require. more »»

Milk turns sour

May 21, 2016 U.S. milk futures contracts have collapsed to a six-year low as dairy farmers boost production amidst slowing consumption. Slowing Chinese demand, Russian bans on U.. more »»

Grim choices

May 21, 2016 We must frankly face the fact that the front runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally. more »»

Bernie Sanders and racism lite

May 21, 2016 In a statement on the Nevada rampage by some of his supporters, Bernie Sanders said a remarkable thing. more »»

Thieves thrive while you fly

May 20, 2016 Dear Heloise: When we fly and use the LONG- OR SHORT-TERM PARKING LOTS, we always take our vehicle registration and insurance documents with us. more »»

A cold can of ‘America’

May 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — Because advertising is a barometer that often accurately measures America’s psychological atmosphere, attention must be paid to this: From May 23 through the presidential election,... more »»

Sanders and party establishment need to cool tensions

May 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — As Bernie Sanders and his enthusiastic followers cling to their hope to survive in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, some of them seem to be veering into... more »»

The media have destroyed Hillary Clinton

May 20, 2016 On Tuesday, The Hill ran a piece with the hilarious title “Hillary’s unlikely ally: The media.” The media, of course, have been in Hillary Clinton’s camp since the start. more »»

Kids may feel a lot of stress about sudden move

May 19, 2016 Q: It looks like my husband will be getting a job transfer, which means that we’re probably relocating soon. How can we help our kids adjust to the move? Jim: Relocating has a huge impact on children. more »»

The shameless New York Times

May 19, 2016 The New York Times proclaimed the results of its six-week “investigation” of Donald Trump’s behavior with women on the front page of the Sunday paper. more »»

Hamilton: Lessons from the man and the musical

May 19, 2016 The popularity of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” offers us all an opportunity to consider the wisdom of one of our most prolific Founding Fathers — while we wait in line for tickets. more »»

Will the Trump nomination change our partisan patterns?

May 18, 2016 An irresistible force meets an immoveable object. The irresistible force is the sense of discontent with how things have been going during this young century. more »»



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