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The great racial disconnect on police

August 22, 2014 On Monday, Rasmussen released a poll of Americans regarding the guilt or innocence of Officer Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot unarmed 18-year-old black man Michael Brown six times in... more »»

Is your child being bullied? Or are they the bully?

August 21, 2014 According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, at least 10 percent of kids are bullied regularly, and approximately 50 percent are the target of bullying at some point during... more »»

The media's Sharpton agenda in Ferguson

August 21, 2014 The late media critic Edwin Diamond once notably quipped that to the American news media, "10,000 deaths in Nepal equals 100 deaths in Wales equals 10 deaths in West Virginia equals one death next... more »»

As Mississippi moves on, a new struggle arises

August 21, 2014 Fifty years ago, shortly after the Ku Klux Klan abducted and murdered civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, I was sitting in one of Starkville, Mississippi’s few... more »»

Hillary Clinton not campaigning much for her party in 2014

August 20, 2014 Just about everyone noticed Hillary Clinton's scathing comments on President Obama's foreign policy in her interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. more »»

Our gayest summer ever

August 20, 2014 Ten years after Ohio voters passed one of the worst anti-gay laws in the country, a downtown arena in Cleveland welcomed 10,000 athletes, fans and corporate sponsors to kick off the weeklong 2014 Ga... more »»

Children antsy for baby No. 3

August 19, 2014 “When is baby going to come out?” We hear this all the time from our 2-year-old in our household as we expect baby No. 3 later this winter. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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