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Let's join the revolution

May 3, 2015 This column has tackled some pretty important topics over the years: ranging from home improvement and relationship advice to most recently the scourge that is the selfie stick. more »»

Crude oil spurts to new high

May 2, 2015 Oil prices are gushing to new highs for the year as drilling activity dropped to the lowest level since 2010. more »»

Anti-Trust law and lawlessness

May 2, 2015 We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people's mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge. more »»

Improving safety in Iowa communities

May 2, 2015 One of the most important functions of government is keeping its citizens safe. Funding for our state’s Justice System aims to provide a secure Iowa for all. more »»

Tire in the hole!

May 1, 2015 Dear Readers: If you own an automobile and drive more than just a few miles daily, when was the last time you checked the TIRES? Many readers know that the tires on a vehicle are important for... more »»

A Graham candidacy's fun factor

May 1, 2015 WASHINGTON -- In 1994, Lindsey Graham, then a 39-year-old South Carolina legislator, ran for Congress in a district that he said had not elected a Republican since Union guns made it do so during... more »»

Provider appreciation day is May 8

April 30, 2015 This special day is to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. more »»

Obama's bucket of contempt

April 30, 2015 Liberals still glow when they talk about comedian Stephen Colbert ripping into President Bush at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2006. He told Bush they were alike. more »»

A 21st Century challenge

April 30, 2015 Eugene Lim was on his way to hitting rock bottom. After graduating from Chicago’s Shimer College in 2011, he’d spent two years trying to find a permanent job. more »»

Bipartisanship is busting out all over

April 29, 2015 Like spring, bipartisanship is busting out all over. more »»

Go, Cavs, and pass the confetti

April 29, 2015 Now listen. We’re not going to work ourselves into a tizzy here in Cleveland because a columnist in Boston decided to launch his fiction writing career with a hit job on us. more »»

Zen teachings. Or not!

April 29, 2015 I almost never plagiarize ... unless it is something good like these Zen teachings stolen from the internet. Original authors unknown. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. more »»

Tips for making the early years count for your child

April 29, 2015 You don’t have to be a child development expert to give a child a great start in life. In fact, it’s surprisingly simple (and fun) to support a child’s development. more »»

How to knock out serious mold and mildew problems

April 28, 2015 Dear Mary: Here’s the short version of a long story: Due to an undetected slowly leaking pipe in our home, the basement got very wet over a period of time. more »»

“Obama is a Muslim,” it said. “That is a FACT.”

April 28, 2015 As best I can recall — my computer ate the email — that was how the key line went in a reader missive that had me doing a double take last week. more »»

Consciously sidelining ourselves

April 28, 2015 Though Wal-Mart remains fixed in the American conscience as Sam Walton’s business, it is less and less that. Walton was folksy and relatable to the Americans who shopped at Wal-Mart. more »»

Difference in debts

April 27, 2015 Dear Dave, My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. We’re also saving up to buy a car with cash. We’re about $3,000 away from our goal, but now my wife wants to go ahead and finance the rest. more »»

Iowans speak out on need for mental health institutes

April 27, 2015 The Senate’s Government Oversight Committee heard testimony this week from a patient and employees of the state-run Mental Health Institutes (MHIs) that have been targeted for closure by Gov. more »»

Action vs. reaction: Let’s move forward on project

April 26, 2015 For more than 30 years, we’ve sat and watched as the Marshalltown Police Department building crumble. more »»

Speak softly and forget the big stick

April 26, 2015 I admit it: I don’t understand the fascination with the selfies, which, for my parents, is a photo taken of oneself usually from a camera phone and then uploaded to a social media site. more »»



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