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Bill Maher vs. Chris Hayes

October 9, 2014 Bill Maher is no one's idea of a disinterested scholar on religion. He's long been the loudest, most obnoxious barroom brawler for atheism. more »»

The media’s new climate denial

October 9, 2014 What planet does Big Media think it’s living on? Over 300,000 people filled the streets of New York City in September as part of the worldwide People’s Climate March, a stirring call for action on... more »»

$1 million Department of Labor grant to MCC

October 8, 2014 The good news just keeps on coming to Marshalltown Community College. A couple of weeks ago we announced a nearly $1 million gift from MCC alum William Faust for the renovation of our student union. more »»

It's not unnatural for Republicans to want the President protected

October 8, 2014 "Even opposition lawmakers who have spent the last six years fighting his every initiative have expressed deep worry for his security. more »»

May a million umbrellas bloom

October 8, 2014 So many seemingly small moments reveal the heart of the protest unfolding in Hong Kon. more »»

We can’t go on eating like this

October 8, 2014 Once the human race stopped throwing spears and gathering berries, our bodies suffere. more »»

Tired of all of the hateful things spewed on social media?

October 7, 2014 Yeah, me too, which makes the story of “The Hug” photo that much better. Read on if you want to hear about actual good things that can come from social media. more »»

What to do about ‘asset allocation’

October 6, 2014 Dear Dave, Can you explain the “asset allocation” theory when it comes to investing? Matthew Dear Matthew, The asset allocation theory is one touted by lots of people in the financial community. more »»

Debate and decide

October 5, 2014 There’s a great line from the film, “The American President.” In the movie, Michael Douglas’ character says, “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. more »»

NFL makes changes after domestic violence fallout

October 5, 2014 Nearly three weeks have passed since the infamous Ray Rice video surfaced on TMZ and went viral. more »»

Good morning Casa Bonita, part 1

October 5, 2014 The first thing you notice is the smell. You’d think it would be the decorations, or the strange lighting, or the rope-lines, or the vaguely racist wall decorations. Not, it’s the smell ... more »»

Political ads include a heaping scoop of crazy

October 5, 2014 As I write this, political ads threaten to drown all Iowans in a sea of rhetoric so deep the Jolly Green Giant would have a hard time keeping his mammoth olive head above the madness. more »»

Big crops get bigger

October 4, 2014 Corn prices dove to a five-year low this week, driven lower by heavy supplies of the grain. On Tuesday, the USDA released its quarterly grain stockpile report, showing a whopping 1. more »»

Random thoughts

October 4, 2014 Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional -- which means that decency is likely to become less common. more »»

Beyond marijuana: Legalize all drugs

October 4, 2014 Thirty years ago, a college kid in Kentucky was caught growing marijuana plants in his close. more »»

Celebrating America’s wilderness

October 4, 2014 “When are you going to take your family to Disney World?” Every fall, my cousin and I watch football games in his “man cave” that’s equipped with sports memorabilia, Xbox, a fully stocked bar and... more »»

Adoption can make a life-changing difference for families

October 3, 2014 Q: Would you recommend adopting a child from another country or a different ethnic group? My spouse and I are seriously interested in helping a youngster who needs a home, but we're unsure about the... more »»

A new case for term limits

October 3, 2014 "The legislative department is everywhere ... drawing all power into its impetuous vortex. more »»

Despite Obama’s wishful thinking, prospects grim in Middle East

October 3, 2014 WASHINGTON -- In striving to sell his strategy for taking on the jihadist terror group the Islamic State, President Obama has offered a heavy dose of wishful thinking about the new Iraqi leadership... more »»

Working together to eliminate domestic violence

October 3, 2014 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a significant problem facing our community. more »»



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