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Bordering on madness

July 26, 2014 In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group sai... more »»

To share is not always to share alike

July 26, 2014 The online rental booking service Airbnb is a fast-growing empire that pairs travelers with people wanting to profit off a room in their house -- or the whole house. more »»

Goldwater 2.0

July 25, 2014 MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Se. more »»

Dirty or clean? Check the soap

July 25, 2014 Dear Heloise: We read your column every day in the Ventura County (Calif.) Star. more »»

The Obama doctrine under fire

July 25, 2014 WASHINGTON -- A major ramification of the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine is how it challenges and imperils the Obama Doctrine as the president spelled it out in his speech at West... more »»

Step right up to MTV's incest plot

July 24, 2014 For those who predict the coming collapse of Western civilization, there's always MTV for proof. more »»

Sick pig problems

July 24, 2014 A pound of bacon now costs more than $6. That’s a record increase from $3.86 a pound four years ago. What’s driving this spike? Blame Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus. more »»

Obama dragged down by chaos at home and abroad, not by the economy

July 23, 2014 "Why do you think President Obama's job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?" the interviewer asked. It's a fair question, even though the economy declined 2. more »»

A pipeline of sorrow

July 23, 2014 The Rev. more »»

Daughter walking down the aisle

July 22, 2014 Well, the music played and my daughter walked down the aisle of a church Saturday in a beautiful dress holding flowers. No, I wasn’t the father of the bride, though sometimes I feel old enough to b. more »»

The normal people have gone Full Geek

July 20, 2014 There was a time, in the long-long ago, that geekdom was considered to be a hinderance, a liability, something to hide when in public. more »»

Please get your hands out of my mouth

July 20, 2014 I always hate going to my dentist; not because I’m afraid of him, but because I’ve been running out of ways to lie to him about my flossing habit. more »»

Lovely brunch menu

July 20, 2014 My favorite way to entertain is to have friends or relatives over for brunch. I am more confident about fixing eggs than pot roast. Following is my latest brunch menu that I made for my neighbors. more »»

Iron the whole wall of wax

July 18, 2014 Dear Heloise: I blew a candle out too hard the other day and GOT WAX ON A WALLPAPERED WAL. more »»

Woman tries to relearn to trust with straying husband

July 17, 2014 Q: Should I ask my husband to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases? He recently ended an affair, and we're working toward reconciliatio. more »»

Competitive eating not for me

July 15, 2014 I’ll admit it. When I saw the hot dog eating contest on TV on the Fourth of July I thought maybe I can do that. more »»

So long, Marshalltown

July 13, 2014 When I began my newspaper career I wrote a weekly column for two years. It took a lot of time and dedication to come up with ideas and execute them into something readable and enjoyable. more »»

Summer movie preview 2014, y’all!

July 13, 2014 That’s right! Beat the heat and stop worrying about losing the majority of your possessions in a freak flood and head on out to the theater because it’s summer and that means it’s time for Summer... more »»

A child’s lesson in freedom

July 13, 2014 My 3-year-old daughter does not understand the nuances of America’s Independence Day, which really isn’t that hard. more »»



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