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Girls don’t need help discovering their inner critics

May 18, 2016 The magazine Discovery Girls pitches itself as a publication that aims to help empower girls from ages 8 to 12. Much of the time, judging by its website, it manages to do just that. more »»

Don’t sit on the sidelines

May 15, 2016 Earlier this year I called for full community participation to help decide what the future will hold for police and fire facilities in Marshalltown. And in March, the community did just that. more »»

‘May’ I have some more, please?

May 15, 2016 It sure doesn’t feel like May, so I have some rib-sticking recipes today. The pie recipe is in anticipation of more May-like weather. Chinese Style Country Ribs 1/4 c. soy sauce 1/4 c. more »»

Internet outrage, now with statistics

May 15, 2016 Remember that guy that shot a lion last year? I think he was a dentist, or an orthodontist ... something to do with teeth. Anyway he went on a safari at a national park in Zimbabwe and shot a lion. more »»

Putting in a garden helps local wildlife

May 15, 2016 Of the things adult humans do after buying a house, putting in a garden is apparently one of them. more »»

Crude oil catches fire

May 14, 2016 Oil prices exploded to a six-month high this week as global production outages threatened to crimp suppl. more »»

Dry rot in academia

May 14, 2016 Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited — and then disinvited — to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech. Mr. more »»

Can we face away from Facebook?

May 14, 2016 Facebook remains uncontested as the social media champ of Wall Street. Its stock recently hit an all-time high while Twitter’s hit its lo. more »»

Help for vulnerable Iowans

May 14, 2016 The state’s Health & Human Services Budget (HF 2460) was one of the last bills to pass the Legislature this year. more »»

Who will follow Trump off the cliff?

May 13, 2016 Donald Trump: “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt.” Washington Post: “How long would that take?” Trump: “I would say over a period of eight year. more »»

Trump ponders a running mate

May 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — Now that Donald Trump has the Republican presidential nomination in hand, he is weighing his choice for a running mate, considering some of his defeated 2016 rivals as well as someone... more »»

Fit for freshening up

May 13, 2016 Dear Heloise: I often travel for business, and I try to arrive extra early. more »»

Does music boost your child’s brain power?

May 12, 2016 Most parents have heard the term “Mozart Effect.” It refers to the idea that merely listening to classical music can boost intelligence, especially in babies. more »»

The night Obama crushed the comedian

May 12, 2016 The White House Correspondents Association throws an enormous annual dinner that’s a pillar of the Washington, D.C. power-elite scen. more »»

A shadow cabinet for Trump

May 12, 2016 Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has broken just about every political rule and precedent this election cycle, so what difference would it make if he broke one more? If... more »»

Looking back on the two Cuban-American also-rans

May 11, 2016 John Quincy Adams, our greatest secretary of state (sorry, Hillary Clinton fans), thought that Cuba would inevitably become part of the United States. more »»

As journalists, let us not tiptoe around Trump, the nominee

May 11, 2016 Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, and now journalists must decide how to cover him. more »»

Republicans, apologize to Bill Clinton

May 10, 2016 Upon arrival in Washington, DC in January of 1993, Bill and Hillary Clinton found themselves in a never-ending independent counsel investigation. more »»

Republicans are architects of their present misfortune

May 10, 2016 So it has come to this: Trump 201. more »»



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