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Efficient entertaining

November 27, 2015 Dear Readers: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Gobble, gobble, and let the football begin! You may be entertaining now, later on or for the new year. more »»

Standing athwart the administrative state

November 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — As the administrative state distorts America’s constitutional architecture, Clarence Thomas becomes America’s indispensable constitutionalist. more »»

Obama’s onetime hopes are dashed by the Islamic State

November 27, 2015 WASHINGTON—As critics of President Obama’s strategy to destroy the Islamic State make it a central issue in the presidential campaign, he is a captive of his personal goal of ending what he calls... more »»

The death of free speech

November 27, 2015 Four in 10 young Americans have no idea what America is. more »»

Harder to raise? Boys or girls?

November 26, 2015 I personally think there are a lot of pros and cons to raising both boys and girls. I had one of each and believe me, they were completely different. more »»

The New York Times Book Review cheaters

November 26, 2015 The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but The New York Times would have to consign it to the ghetto for "Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous" books. more »»

What to be thankful for?

November 26, 2015 What if the government's goal is to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and bureaucrats behind the scenes? What if they stay in power... more »»

Keeping tabs on the weather during school year

November 25, 2015 As many of us keep an eye on the weather this time of the year, so are leaders in the Marshalltown Community School District. more »»

Which party will emerge from its gathering storm?

November 25, 2015 Each of our two political parties, ancient by world standards, seems to be facing a gathering storm. more »»

John Kasich and Matthew 25, revisited

November 25, 2015 This is Republican Gov. more »»

The high cost of my bad habit

November 24, 2015 I did something really dumb that cost me $750. It’s so dumb that I’m a little embarrassed to even tell you about it. That was the price tag on my fancy-schmancy progressive eyeglasses. more »»

When expedience feels like wisdom

November 24, 2015 “Let’s stop worrying about people’s rights.” Sadly there are dozens of junctures in American history from which that shameful quote might spring. more »»

Make hashtag, not war

November 24, 2015 The “hashtag” is the pound, or number, sign on a keyboard. Many on social medial place the symbol before words, allowing those words to be tracked as keywords on social media. more »»

Giving Thanks!

November 22, 2015 When I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep, And I fall asleep counting my blessings. more »»

The end of Obamaworld

November 22, 2015 In denouncing Republicans as “scared of widows and orphans,” and castigating those who prefer Christian refugees to Muslims coming to America, Barack Obama has come off as petulant and unpresidential. more »»

Viral content, as told by The New Yorker

November 22, 2015 Editor’s note: This column is from the Wes Burns collection, originally printed on Nov. 23, 2014. more »»

Early returns from Ohio

November 22, 2015 How important politically is Ohio? Of the nation’s first 10 Republican presidents, seven of them — from Ulysses Grant to Warren Harding — were native sons of Ohi. more »»

Beware of ambush cucumbers

November 22, 2015 The internet is a wonderful place, chock-full of vital information right at your fingertips. Entire libraries of knowledge are accessible with just a few keystrokes. more »»

Minor car repairs should be in the budget

November 22, 2015 Dear Dave, My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. When we have standard car repairs, I want to use the emergency fund. more »»



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