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‘And a little child shall lead them’

December 6, 2015 Editor’s note: At the request of our readers, we are pleased to reprint this column originally published on Dec. 7, 2014. more »»

It’s beginning to look a lot like fudge

December 6, 2015 It’s never too early to start making or eating fudge. Microwave Fudge 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk 2 heaping Tbsp. more »»

Holiday parties need not be excruciating

December 6, 2015 Skip the eggnog and pass the whiskey because it tis the season for holiday parties to commence! You remember seeing Christmas parties on TV where everybody is full of liquid cheer, dancing to raucou... more »»

Staying hydrated; finally getting coached

December 6, 2015 Recently my wife thought she would buy me a new water bottle. It’s the type of loving gift spouses give one another that basically says, “Here. more »»

OPEC dumps oil on markets

December 5, 2015 The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) held its semi-annual meeting on Friday in Vienna and shocked the oil market by announcing that it was going to increase oil production,... more »»

A resurgence of intolerance

December 5, 2015 Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators -- such as at the University of Missour... more »»

Drugmakers add insult to injury

December 5, 2015 It's one thing for Pfizer to renounce its U.S. citizenship, moving its official residence to Dublin, Ireland, as a tax dodge -- all the while continuing to run the business in the United State. more »»

Curb cats' car craze

December 4, 2015 Dear Readers: CATS AND CARS do not mix, even when the car is parked! Here are three of your hints for keeping cats off parked cars. Dear Heloise: I've had success dusting black pepper on the path. more »»

South Carolina's predictive power

December 4, 2015 CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Sen. more »»

Carson fails to impress on foreign policy

December 4, 2015 WASHINGTON -- Voters angry with traditional politics have been flocking to the support of Ben Carson, the famous neurosurgeon with the benign grin and temperament who has oozed his way into the... more »»

President Obama's imaginary world

December 4, 2015 President Obama lives in a world all his own. more »»

Celebrate Christmas by making new traditions with family

December 3, 2015 Q: Traditions and good Christmas memories aren't part of my experience. Growing up, Christmas centered around giving and getting gifts. more »»

When pro-abortion mantras trump facts

December 3, 2015 Three people were killed and nine were injured when Robert Lewis Dear opened fire at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. more »»

Refugees are as American as baseball

December 3, 2015 I recently watched an old movie called Take Me Out to the Ball Game, a post-World War II Hollywood musical bursting with good ol’ U.S.A. pride. more »»

A more user-friendly state government

December 3, 2015 I am committed to maintaining a state government that runs efficiently, offers good service to Iowans and is transparent in its operations. more »»

Hope for parents of children with disabilities is just a phone call away

December 2, 2015 The Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267) Family and Educator Connection (FEC) program is part of a statewide network of families and educators working together to serve children and young adults with... more »»

History returns violently in the Mediterranean and beyond

December 2, 2015 Sometimes you can learn something about today’s world from a history book — even a book about obscure characters in a long-ago time in a far-away corner of the planet, featuring conflicts between... more »»

Right now, Politics trumps manners at the dinner table

December 2, 2015 A lot of Americans grow up believing that politics has no place at the dinner tabl. more »»

Trump giving the people what they want

December 1, 2015 “You got to give the people what they want.” Even by his standards, it was an astounding performance. more »»

Narratives over facts

December 1, 2015 Much of the media and Democratic Party obsess about narratives. It is not enough for reporters to report facts, data, and events. more »»



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