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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 »»

Domestic violence DOES affect your children

October 2, 2014 October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Every year millions of children are exposed to domestic violenc. more »»

Reagan had it easy in the Cold War?

October 2, 2014 They don't hand out master's degrees in revisionist history, but if they did, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman might deserve on. more »»

When $1.5 trillion could be too low, the price tag is too high

October 2, 2014 It’s not yet clear exactly how much the Pentagon’s fancy new F-35 combat jet will cost or when any of these stealth fighters will become operational. more »»

What’s your digital footprint?

October 1, 2014 In the 21st Century, for most people a significant part of their personal security and privacy may be tied to their digital footprin. more »»



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