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Life as a home child care provider

October 27, 2016 Ten years ago, I set out to be a home child care provider so I could care for my own children, while providing care for others. I was pretty selective about the families and children I cared for. more »»

Hollywood’s debate rage against Trump

October 27, 2016 In the aftermath of the final presidential debate, some pundits were struck dead that Donald Trump would be so rude as to describe Hillary Clinton as a “nasty woman. more »»

NAACP denies education civil rights

October 27, 2016 It’s a rare day when the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post are of one mind. But it just happened. more »»

School counselors assist in a variety of ways

October 26, 2016 School counselors in the Marshalltown Community School District work with parents, school staff and the community to help all children achieve academic success, as well as, improving personal and... more »»

And then Michelle Obama showed up

October 26, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has sparked endless commentary about her gender and rightly so. She is increasingly likely to be the first female president of the United States. more »»

Donald Trump’s victim mentality

October 25, 2016 “Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” — The Coasters from “Charlie Brown” Donald Trump has a victim mentality. more »»

Young, jobless and scared

October 24, 2016 Dear Dave, I’m 23, and I lost a good job a few days ago due to layoffs. My wife has been a stay-at-home mom with our 10-month-old daughter, and we have very little in the way of savings. more »»

An Establishment in Panic

October 24, 2016 Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, “I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense. more »»

The Unanswered Question

October 24, 2016 Eleven years ago, the re-elected George W. Bush was president, and Hillary Clinton was both the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from New York and the first spouse of a president in U.S. more »»

Chris Wallace: Steering clear of the crazy

October 23, 2016 I’m writing this column a few hours after the conclusion of the third Presidential debate. more »»

Bring out the slow cookers!

October 23, 2016 It’s time to get out those slow cookers. And since these recipes don’t take a lot of time, you’ll be able to make brownies. Slow Cooker Casserole  1 lb. lean ground beef, browned 3/4 c. more »»

Vacation journal: The ride into oblivion

October 23, 2016 Dear Journal, It’s the calm before the storm that is strapping an annoyed, tired, hungry, squirming whine machine into a car for the first eight of a 12-hour journey. And that’s just m. more »»

Beef bounces back

October 22, 2016 Cattle prices exploded this week, rebounding from a six-year low. Prices rose by more than . more »»

The Left and the masses

October 22, 2016 The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselve. more »»

Clinton’s Wall Street speeches were actually brilliant

October 22, 2016 I’ve dismissed talk of Hillary Clinton’s “secrecy problem” as mere babble in an election year. more »»

A shot of internet info

October 21, 2016 Dear Heloise: When you see something on the internet that you want to remember, save or forward, just take a SCREEN SHOT. more »»

Colleges should encourage a diversity of viewpoints

October 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — A specter is haunting academia, the specter of specters — ghosts, goblins and “cultural appropriation” through insensitive Halloween costumes. more »»

Increasingly desperate Trump swings recklessly

October 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Viewers of tonight’s final presidential debate should brace for an even more destructive Donald Trump performance, as he carries his desperate scorched-earth strategy to its logical... more »»

Daughter’s snide behavior has mom and dad worried

October 20, 2016 Q: Our daughter is married to a good, kind, giving man. We love them both very much, but most of the time my daughter is disrespectful and mean to her husband. He’s passive and just takes it from her. more »»

The media-Clinton collusion exposed

October 20, 2016 We once scoffed at the suggestion there was some form of a liberal media conspiracy against conservatives. more »»



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