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Rising above the clouds

June 5, 2015 Dear Readers: This letter originally appeared in one of my columns in 2006. Many of you may be dealing with something similar today, as indicated by my mail. more »»

Bernie Sanders' socialist charade

June 5, 2015 WASHINGTON -- Does any stricture of journalistic propriety or social etiquette require us to participate in Vermont Sen. more »»

Another loss for the Biden family

June 5, 2015 WASHINGTON -- Personal tragedy revisited Vice President Joe Biden and his family over the weekend with the death at only 46 of his older son, Beau, the former attorney general of Delaware, leaving... more »»

Daughter’s putdowns with boyfriend worry parents

June 4, 2015 Q: Am I being too sensitive about the put-downs and insults my daughter and her boyfriend toss back and forth at each other? She acts like it's no big deal, but I'm alarmed and don't consider this t... more »»

The TPP Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight

June 4, 2015 As Congress gets ready to vote on whether to “fast-track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), its proponents are making weaker and more far-fetched arguments for the deal. more »»

The media's worst liberal brain cramps

June 4, 2015 Journalists are supposed to be the most informed members of society. Nothing is supposed to get past the iron traps in their brains. So which one of these concepts sounds more like a brain cramp? 1. more »»

Small business is big business in Iowa

June 4, 2015 From Sioux City to Des Moines to Davenport and every small town in between, small business is big business in Iowa. Small business owners are our friends, our family members and our neighbors. more »»

Chronic wounds

June 3, 2015 So now you have an open sore or wound on your skin, and it doesn’t seem to be healing. You have tried various things that you have been taught to do to heal the open sore in an uneventful manner. more »»

‘I’m going to march’

June 3, 2015 Last Sunday, 88-year-old Lois Mickey Nash sat in church as talk swirled around her about an upcoming march through the streets of Cleveland, and she made a decisio. more »»

Is it time for civil disobedience of Kludgeocratic Bureaucracy?

June 3, 2015 Is there any way to reverse the trend to ever more intrusive, bossy government? Things have gotten to such a pass, argues Charles Murray, that only civil disobedience might — might — work. more »»

Satisfaction: your basic consumer right

June 2, 2015 Statistically speaking, chances are slim-to-none that you consistently avail yourself of the most fundamental of all financial principles — to get what you pay for. more »»

This way comes

June 2, 2015 “The difference between Bush’s mistakes and his disappointments may just be that he hasn’t yet taken ownership of the latter,” Massimo Calabresi wrote in Time as he covered President George . more »»

Police chief’s viewpoint is an antidote to distrust

June 2, 2015 This story is not new. On March 6, Matthew Kenny, a police officer in Madison, Wis., shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old black man named Anthony Robinson Jr., who, he said, had attacked him. more »»

Save extra instead

June 1, 2015 Dear Dave, I recently applied for life insurance for the first time with a child rider. The insurance company denied my request for the rider portion because my son has hemophilia. more »»

Secularists vs. suicide bombers

June 1, 2015 What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. ... We can give them training, we can give them equipment; we obviously can’t give them the will to fight. more »»

Not your father’s Republican Party

June 1, 2015 Let us stipulate that Republicans have consistently been a lot more orderly than the Democrats. more »»

A fossil-fueled fantasy

June 1, 2015 Newfangled carbon-capture power plants supposedly burn coal without poisoning the planet. They don’t. more »»

Getting beyond Des Moines

May 31, 2015 If you’re a presidential candidate and you’re wanting to make a lasting impression in Iowa, you have to get beyond the Golden Circle of Des Moines. more »»

Eating Columbus Day

May 31, 2015 Back in the heady days of last month I wrote about the Women on 20s campaign to replace Andrew Jackson’s portrait on the 20 dollar bill with that of a woman of import. more »»

It's really a hairy situation

May 31, 2015 Hey there, pal. Pssst…up here. UP. HERE. That’s right, it’s your eyebrows. It’s time we had a little chat. For more than 30 long years we’ve sat patiently, as quiet as caterpillars, biding our tim. more »»



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