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Double suicide: The presidential campaign of 2015

September 30, 2015 WASHINGTON -- Meanwhile, on the Democrats' side: – Their leading presidential candidate is 27 points underwater on the question of honesty and is under FBI investigation for possible mishandling of... more »»

It doesn’t erase your credit history

September 28, 2015 Dear Dave, I recently tried to cancel a credit card, and the customer service representative told me that doing this would cancel out my entire 14-year credit history. more »»

US and Catholicism in crisis

September 28, 2015 During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower’s America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII. more »»

The ‘Me’ Generation

September 28, 2015 The most recent Republican presidential debate from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library brought to mind one of my favorite anecdotes. After President Franklin D. more »»

Eyeing a clearer plan

September 27, 2015 What if wearing a body camera went beyond law enforcement? What if everyone were required to strap those cameras on during the work day? Would our behavior change? Would we be open to the possibilit... more »»

Sing a song of Happy Birthdays

September 27, 2015 Breathe deep the air of freedom, dear readers, for a yoke has been lifted from our collective necks. Judge George H. King, who is the chief U.S. more »»

Anatomy of an ad: Bracelets and buffalos, part 2

September 27, 2015 This is part 2 of the Anatomy of an Ad series, a periodic analysis of some of today’s “finest” advertisements. This week’s selection can be viewed here: more »»

Platinum market tarnished by scandal

September 26, 2015 Platinum prices fell to a six-year low at $925 per ounce this week, tumbling as news broke of the scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s diesel cars. more »»

The Left has its Pope

September 26, 2015 Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poo. more »»

Students are the real victims of censorship

September 26, 2015 The 2015-16 academic year has opened with a predictable collection of demands for banning certain views, often involving sexual or racial matters. more »»

Nuts to first class

September 26, 2015 I recently had the occasion to fly first class. As a poet and director of a small non-profit organization, this was a rare treat indeed. So why couldn’t I enjoy myself? It started with the warm nut. more »»

Stop the streaking

September 25, 2015 Dear Heloise: I always end up with a streaked mess whenever I try to clean the inside of my CAR WINDSHIELD. Do you have any good hints? I read your column in the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. more »»

Yogi Berra, an American story

September 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — The 18-year-old U.S. more »»

So long, Scott Walker

September 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Scott Walker, we hardly knew ye. more »»

Mending our welcome mat

September 25, 2015 My great grandmother Rose was just 10 when she traveled to the United States with her family. They fled from Poland to England, took a boat to Canada, and crossed the border. more »»

Be cautious about venting marital frustration to family

September 24, 2015 Q: Should I share my marital frustrations and problems with my parents and siblings? We're a tight-knit family, and though my marriage isn't in crisis, sometimes I just need to vent. more »»

Still defending ‘Christian’ Obama

September 24, 2015 The Obama years may be winding down, but our President Obama-loving media never stops being hypersensitive about the man. more »»

Putin’s gambit, Obama’s puzzlement

September 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Once again, President Obama and his foreign policy team are stumped. more »»

The Hillary chronicles

September 24, 2015 The bad news has continued to cascade onto the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, and none of it has anything to do with Clinton’s opinions on issues. It all is about her fitness for office. more »»

Engaged parents, engaged school community

September 23, 2015 The primary goal of the Marshalltown Community School District’s strategic action plan is to increase student achievement. more »»



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