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Some doughy good recipes

February 28, 2016 Like many of us I have a bread machine and like many of us, I haven’t used it for ages. So, today I have a recipe that might just make you dust off that machine. more »»

Trumpalytes and the creeping neonihlism

February 28, 2016 It has been 28 days since I have written about Donald Trump and therefore am derelict in my duties as a columnist. more »»

Fixing plumbing is a pipe dream

February 28, 2016 I don’t mean to brag, but I’m probably the handiest guy currently in my living room (sorry wife, sister-in-law, baby and cat!). Wait, Mike Rowe just came on the TV trying to sell me a Ford. more »»

Refinery cutbacks supercharge gasoline

February 27, 2016 Gasoline prices jumped this week after data showed that U.S. gasoline stockpiles fell for the first time in nearly four months, a sign that demand has finally caught up with supply. more »»

Paranoid politics

February 27, 2016 Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the validity — or lack of validity — of the arguments these... more »»

Don’t bury our cities in megatowers

February 27, 2016 Many longtime residents of San Francisco, Miami and other hot U.S. cities complain of “Manhattanization” when developers put up 20- or 30-story apartment complexes. more »»

Senate votes to make Iowa preschool available to more kids

February 27, 2016 Since 2007, Iowa has offered voluntary preschool throughout the state. The initiative has helped prepare more students to be successful learners. more »»

Touting tulips!

February 26, 2016 Dear Readers: TULIPS are beautiful and such an amazing flower. I love them, even though they may not last as long as hardier flowers. more »»

Trump relishes wrecking Republicans

February 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — Lyndon Johnson simply was exasperated. Barack Obama’s mischief was methodical. more »»

Jeb Bush, Donald Trump’s unwitting enabler

February 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — The humiliating demise of Jeb Bush’s presidential candidacy resulted from his willingness to make himself a sacrificial lamb to save the Republican Party from Donald Trum. more »»

Fathers have an important role in instilling modesty

February 25, 2016 Q: How can fathers help their girls learn about modesty? I want my daughter to get a handle on this concept before she becomes a teen, but I feel awkward addressing this subject with her. more »»

The never-ending Obama Valentine

February 25, 2016 President Obama may be a lame duck, but the press never tires of celebrating him as the first black president. more »»

Real feminists don’t tell women how to vote

February 25, 2016 I didn’t look up to Wonder Woman or Lara Croft as a child: I had women like Gloria Steinem. more »»

How about these apples?

February 25, 2016 Tired of politics? Of trying to compare apples to oranges? Here’s a change of pace for you. more »»

Why is third grade such a critical year for reading?

February 24, 2016 Third grade marks an important time in a child’s education as they move from what is often known as the “lower grades” to the “upper grades. more »»

February clarifies both parties’ nomination races

February 24, 2016 In 2008, Barack Obama’s great victories in February primaries — Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia and Wisconsin — gave him an unstoppable delegate lead for the Democratic nomination. more »»

Calling all millennials

February 24, 2016 What are millennials thinking? Every year, Beloit College offers a glimpse with its “mindset list,” which offers dozens of single-sentence declarations to reflect the current state of the familiar... more »»

Without a center, how does the nation’s business get done

February 23, 2016 “Things fall apart. The centre cannot hold.” — William Butler Yeats And so this is the presidential campaign of 2016. If it were a movie, it would be pornography. more »»

‘You Will be Made to Care’

February 23, 2016 I have a new book out this week titled “You Will Be Made to Care.” I chronicle the disturbing trend of persecution in the United States against people of faith. more »»

My top 5 favorite homemade cleaning solutions

February 23, 2016 If there’s one area that you can cut down in household spending, it’s household cleaners. The cost of most home cleaning products is becoming outrageou. more »»



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