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Answer to one question unnerves democrats

May 11, 2015 Hillary Clinton, according to the reliable Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released earlier this month, defines the 2016 presidential race. more »»

Happy Mother's Day

May 10, 2015 Over the years, I’ve struggled to find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. more »»

Happy Mother's Day: You're Welcome

May 10, 2015 I called my mother today to wish her a happy Mother’s Day like I do every time I notice the calendar displaying that reminder, which seems to be nearly every year. She didn’t pick up. more »»

Delicious breakfast treats

May 10, 2015 Happy Mother’s Day! If you got the Sunday Times-Republican early this morning you might just have time to make one of the following treats for your mother for brunch. more »»

Cataloging the pursuits of direct mail

May 10, 2015 Last year I ordered a shirt from a TV commercial, and I’ve been paying for it ever since. Now, I’m the kind of person that gets uncomfortably warm as soon as the mercury climbs above 70 degrees. more »»

Corn prices in the dirt

May 9, 2015 U.S. farmers are planting corn at a breakneck pace, but as they get seed into the ground, prices are diving into the dirt as well. During the previous week, U.. more »»

Support law enforcement during National Police Week

May 9, 2015 From May 10-16, the Marshalltown Police Department will be celebrating National Police Week. May 15 is National Police Officer Memorial Day. more »»

Race, politics and lies

May 9, 2015 Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown... more »»

Combustible can?

May 8, 2015 Dear Heloise: I read with interest about TRASH BINS being left out on the street. What worries me is that some are kept in garages. They can pose a fire hazard if stored in the wrong place. more »»

Patrician blacksmith for president?

May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON -- America's smallest state -- one Nevada county is nearly eight times larger -- has the longest name: In a 2010 referendum, voters kept the official title, State of Rhode Island and... more »»

Anybody can be president?

May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — The old adage that every mother’s son can grow up to be president — now revised to include her daughter — is being put to the test with a vengeance in this current election cycle. more »»

Court’s budget must ensure justice for all Iowans

May 8, 2015 Iowa’s court system works for all Iowans. more »»

Blended family puts strain on marriage

May 7, 2015 Q: My wife is biased against my children from my first marriage. We have four kids -- two from my first marriage and two from this one -- but she clearly favors her ow. more »»

'Hate group' blamed for ISIS attack

May 7, 2015 Liberals claim to be the world's boldest defenders of freedom of expression, which is, of course, nonsense. more »»

From rage to reform

May 7, 2015 Another city just erupted in rage in response to a police killing. After a week of peaceful protests following the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, “Charm City” was in flames. more »»

Developing a college-going culture

May 6, 2015 I recently had the privilege of listening to New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell who emphasized the importance of our country maximizing the enormous amount of human talent that we... more »»

Clinton defenders advance an unpersuasive argument

May 6, 2015 Some of Hillary Clinton's defenders have taken to saying that voters shouldn't pay attention to the latest Clinton scandals -- the gushing of often undisclosed millions to the Clintons and their... more »»

Documentary on Kent State shootings resonates today

May 6, 2015 As a '79 graduate of Kent State University, I was eager to watch PBS' new documentary on the 1970 campus shootings, which killed four students and wounded nine others. more »»

Reagan’s lasting gift to immigrant families

May 6, 2015 This Mother’s Day, I can hug my mother tightly and celebrate with her. I’d like to thank our 40th president for that. more »»

New life for an old eyeglass case

May 5, 2015 Recently, I dropped off several out-of-prescription eyeglasses at a facility that collects old eyeglasses for medical missions. more »»



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