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What the GOP must do now

November 7, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught. more »»

Marriage may not be right answer for expectant couple

November 6, 2014 Q: Should I marry my pregnant girlfriend? Our relationship has always been one of convenience, and neither of us considered it permanent. She intends to raise the baby, and I want to do my part. more »»

TV anchors shouldn't lecture about democracy

November 6, 2014 On the Sunday before the election, CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer unloaded one of those pompously "progressive" end-of-show commentaries about how our democracy is being ruined by money. more »»

Burying the hatchet with Iran

November 6, 2014 Don’t tell anyone, but the United States and Iran are getting closer — perhaps closer than ever — to letting go of 35 years of enmity. No, Washington and Tehran aren’t going to be BFFs or anything. more »»

The value of a multi-tiered system of supports

November 5, 2014 The Marshalltown Community School District is committed to educating every student in a way that will provide him or her with an opportunity to become personally and intellectually empowered for... more »»

Beware of jogging Wookies

November 4, 2014 Imagine a perfect fall afternoon. You decide to get the family together for a professional photo at Grimes Farm, taking advantage of the bountiful fall colors on Saturday. more »»

Extra savings takes away volatility

November 3, 2014 Dear Dave, I’m a 26-year-old journalist making $26,000 annually, and the only debt I have is $31,000 in student loans. more »»

‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Ouija’ tie for box office lead

November 3, 2014 NEW YORK — In a scary close finish, the Jake Gyllenhaal crime thriller “Nightcrawler” and the board-game adaptation “Ouija” tied for first at the box office with $1. more »»

Be thankful this year

November 2, 2014 We’ve seen the transformation ... the pumpkins are out, the tree and ornaments are in. Halloween is over and the focus is entirely on Christmas. more »»

When raking, misery does love company

November 2, 2014 There are many things that can end a relationship. Money, infidelity but one of the biggest threats is leaves. Yes, leaves. more »»

Election 2014: Rise of the manimal

November 2, 2014 By the time you read this there will be roughly 48 hours left to head to your polling place, cast your vote, and acquire the all important “I Voted” sticker. Or you already voted by mail. more »»

Low gas prices are a treat

November 1, 2014 Gasoline prices are tumbling, scaring refiners, but giving a welcome treat to drivers. more »»

Random thoughts

November 1, 2014 Random thoughts on the passing scene: The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: "He can run but he can't hide. more »»

Fannie and Freddie must go

November 1, 2014 Say we didn’t hear that. Say we didn’t hear that rules for mortgages guaranteed by the taxpayers are going lax once again. Oh, but we did. more »»

Have Medicare, won't travel

October 31, 2014 Dear Heloise: A tip for seniors on MEDICARE if you are traveling to a foreign country: Buy trip health insurance. Medicare does not cover you outside the U.S. We learned the hard way. -- Betty H. more »»

In Georgia, a capitalist struggles

October 31, 2014 MCDONOUGH, Ga. — In a sun-dappled square decorated with scores of entrants in the community’s Halloween scarecrow contest, a balky sound system enables, if barely, the Republican U.S. more »»

Remembering Frank Mankiewicz

October 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — In the hard-boiled if fading world of print journalism, it’s often said that the only way to look at a politician is dow. more »»

Tips on how to get out of the house on time

October 30, 2014 Now that kids are back to school it can be quite a job to get kids fed, dressed and stay happy in the morning! I remember those days well, and unfortunately, they didn’t always end well. more »»

Hillary Clinton flunks economics

October 30, 2014 Liberals have this terrible and annoying habit of congratulating themselves for their intellectual heft merely because they hold liberal views. more »»



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