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There's something about paper

November 15, 2014 Interesting that the tech website CNET has started publishing an old-fashioned magazine -- you know, on paper, like Time and Life. more »»

Prepping for Old Man Winter

November 14, 2014 Dear Readers: As the weather begins to cool off, start thinking about some preparations you can make for the WINTER SEASO. more »»

Rethinking U.S. foreign policy

November 14, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's coming request for Congress to "right-size and update" the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against terrorism will be constitutionally fastidious and will... more »»

President's foreign policy intentions lie in ruins

November 14, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Now that the usual vows of good intentions are over between President Obama and the elected Republican leaders of the House and Senate -- all vowing willingness to work together to... more »»

America's education crisis

November 14, 2014 An educational crisis has struck Minneapolis' public schools: Black students have a tenfold higher chance of suspension or expulsion than white student. more »»

Setting a ‘thankful’ example

November 13, 2014 Thanksgiving is only two weeks away and I wanted to share some things that I am truly thankful for, and also give you some ideas on how to teach your children how to be thankful. more »»

Sharyl Attkisson Vs. cynical liberals

November 13, 2014 Sharyl Attkisson worked for CBS News for more than 20 years, and now she has turned her spotlight on her network in a new book called “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of... more »»

A bigger threat to U.S. health than ebola

November 13, 2014 Despite all the panic, Americans don’t face any great risk from Ebola right now. more »»

Leave no generation behind

November 13, 2014 Over a decade ago, I got a call from Bill Gates. Not the Bill Gates you’re probably thinking of. It was Bill Gates Sr., the Microsoft founder’s dad. more »»

Support for school-aged children with mental health needs

November 12, 2014 Sending your child to school is an exciting event for many families and each child should look upon going to school favorably. more »»

Two hidden factors in the 2014 campaign

November 12, 2014 Looking back on the 2014 election cycle, I see two largely unnoticed turning points that worked against Democrats and in Republicans' favor. more »»

Time to dust off my reproductive freedom flag

November 12, 2014 The morning after the Republicans won, well, just about everything, I spent a good half-hour staring at a favorite piece of artwork that hangs in a prominent place in our home. more »»

Routine breaks are dangerous

November 11, 2014 I know I’m a man of routine. If I don’t get my bowl of cereal for dessert at lunch I feel a little lost the rest of the day. more »»

A holiday nightmare ... no more Halloween candy

November 9, 2014 During Marshalltown’s Halloween activities on the 31st, I was afraid I would have to utter those frightening words to the many costumed children in my neighborhood: “No more candy!” It almost... more »»

How about them cranberries?

November 9, 2014 ‘Tis the season for cranberries. My mother always made cranberries the same way — and I did not like them. more »»

Dems embarassed

November 9, 2014 Outsmarted, outspent and in some cases, outworked. more »»

The Food Network might be a little racist

November 9, 2014 Editor’s Note: Due to an illness this week, we’ll feature a select column from the ‘Best of Burns’ file. I watch a lot of Food Network. A lot. I'm not some kind of gourmand. more »»

An open letter to Victoria's Secret

November 9, 2014 Dear Victoria’s Secret, I think enough time has passed that we can talk about the first time we officially “me. more »»

Voter fraud and voter I.D.

November 8, 2014 One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just... more »»

Progressives don’t need Washington all that much

November 8, 2014 The Republican takeover of the Senate majority really shouldn’t matter much to progressive. more »»



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