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Tell the mob to dig their own grave

August 17, 2014 Why would anyone dig their own grave if the mob is about to kill you? We all know the trope; after welching on a bet/hitting on a mobster’s wife/not laughing at the Godfather’s joke, you get a bag... more »»

Mysterious wounds baffle family

August 17, 2014 VAN DE WALLE HOUSEHOLD — Well, it’s happened again. more »»

Turn the lights out on Veishea

August 17, 2014 Last week’s decision by Iowa State University President Steven Leath to end Veishea was the right call. more »»

Is she running?

August 17, 2014 Make no mistake. Hilary Clinton is running for president. more »»

Easy summer treats

August 17, 2014 Today it’s all about tasty and easy. My mother made stuffed peppers doing the summer when our garden plants were producing giant green pepper. more »»

Mindless Drones

August 17, 2014 Drones —unmanned flying machines — will soon fill our skies. They conjure up fears, especially among some of my fellow libertarians, of spying and death from above. These fears aren't groundless. more »»

Prepare for a long war against the Islamist State

August 17, 2014 The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long wa. more »»

Writing therapy

August 17, 2014 Editor’s note: Rex Huppke is on vacation. Your handwriting is a mirror of your soul. more »»

In a stew over inversions

August 16, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called... more »»

With an ill-timed slap at Obama, Hillary falters

August 16, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's tactical retreat in her soft apology and meet-up with President Obama at Martha's Vineyard, after her ill-timed criticism of his "failure" in aiding Syrian refugees,... more »»

What John Walsh plagiarism fiasco?

August 14, 2014 This year's Senate races are the Democrats' to lose in the sense that the GOP is doing nothing to earn them, hoping President Obama's political collapse will have reverse coattail effects. more »»

Extreme Makeover: Canal edition

August 14, 2014 Panama! Panama-ah-ah-ah! The lyrics from the eponymous Van Halen song could just as easily be the nation’s port policy — if the country had one. more »»

Tidbits for a Tuesday

August 11, 2014 I’ve got a lot on my mind lately and only so much space to use it — so let’s make this a Tidbit Tuesday. Fair-ly good parents: No big surprises at the Iowa State Fair during my work visit this Friday. more »»

No trust, all weird: Advertising in 2014

August 10, 2014 Skittles doesn’t want you to buy Skittles. At least that’s what I’ve assumed since 2007. See. more »»

Beware of spontaneous showers

August 10, 2014 A gross misjudgment led me to a place I — nor any man — belongs. more »»

Eat the cake of your choosing

August 10, 2014 Today seems like a good day to eat cake, cupcakes or pancakes — you pick. Chocolate Chip Cake 1 yellow cake mix 2 boxes instant chocolate pudding 1 c. oil 1 c. water 1 tsp. vanilla 4 eggs 1 (12 o. more »»

Authorized user may have cause for concern

August 9, 2014 Dear Mary: When my brother-in-law was a pastor, he was authorized to use the church credit card to purchase things for the church. more »»

My counters have some culture

August 8, 2014 Dear Heloise: I recently moved to a house with CULTURED MARBLE COUNTERS. How do I take care of them? I don't want to do anything damaging without knowing. more »»

Still kicking around Nixon

August 7, 2014 Earlier this year, former New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote a trash-talking article in New York Magazine begging conservatives to dig back into the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. more »»



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