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It takes two

October 19, 2015 Dear Dave, I’ve spent most of my marriage not being a good husband and not being involved in our family finances. more »»

House Republicans, meet Haley Barbour

October 19, 2015 Haley Barbour, the former two-term governor of Mississippi and, before that, successful Republican Party chairman, is a candid and witty man who, in newspaper slang, “gives a great quote. more »»

To end wars — Trump vs. Sanders

October 19, 2015 Barack Obama sought as his legacy to bring an end to the two longest wars in U.S. history. On Oct. 15, he, again, admitted failure. The 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will remain another yea. more »»

Marshalltown ... are we the new Miami?

October 18, 2015 Believe it or not, Marshalltown is just like Miami. All right, maybe not exactly like Miami, where swaying palm trees, sandy beaches, cigars and mojitos are in order. more »»

Slow cooker recipes to make your mouth water

October 18, 2015 As I have mentioned before, I think the slow cooker is the best thing since sliced bread. Today I have two more recipes for the slow cooker/crock pot. Also, a recipe for Root Beer Float Cake. more »»

VHS and YouTube present: A better world

October 18, 2015 When you fall asleep watching Netflix you awake to that condescending message on the screen asking you if you REALLY want to keep watching “Mad Men. more »»

Mortals, bow down to Pumpkin Spice King

October 18, 2015 If hot sauce “gives you hair on your knuckles” then pumpkin-spiced things not only “remove the hair off everywhere under your eyebrows” but also “give you a manicure.” And a poodle named Daisy. more »»

Flu fears scramble egg prices

October 17, 2015 Egg prices cracked to a record high in September, nearing $3 per dozen, as the poultry industry continues to reel from the outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest this year. more »»

The ‘gun control’ farce: Part II

October 17, 2015 The grand illusion of zealots for laws preventing ordinary, law-abiding people from having guns is that “gun control” laws actually control guns. more »»

Democrats have become the party of ‘normal’

October 17, 2015 Who “won” the Democratic debate? The Democratic Party won. more »»

The simple, versatile sarong

October 16, 2015 Dear Heloise: I have started packing a SARONG with me whenever I travel now. It can be used in so many helpful ways: as a head scarf, a makeshift blanket, a skirt, a curtain, etc. more »»

Is economic equality a moral imperative?

October 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — America is more distant from the 1933 beginning of the New Deal (82 years) than that beginning was from the 1865 end of the Civil War (68 years). more »»

Ryan reluctant to take charge of Capitol Hill hornets’ nest

October 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — By one reckoning, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan is in an enviable position. more »»

The anti-Jew anti-gun crusade

October 16, 2015 This week, 2016 Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson bore the brunt of the media’s ire for his politically incorrect take on the evils of gun control. more »»

Halloween safety for little ones

October 15, 2015 It’s that time of year again when little ones will be out and about celebrating that spooky time of year; and have fun going door-to-door with their favorite costume on! But did you know that only... more »»

Bullying Ben Carson, coddling Democrats

October 15, 2015 We’ve been waiting for the media attacks on Ben Carson to begin. To this point he’d been (relatively) untouched: He wasn’t viewed as a credible threat. But his numbers aren’t receding. more »»

Another day, another massacre

October 15, 2015 Yes, it’s happened again. A man with a legally acquired arsenal walked onto a college campus. Moments later, 10 people were dead, and nearly as many wounded. Sick to your stomach? Of course you are. more »»

Are both parties incapable of governing?

October 14, 2015 Important parts of our two great political parties seem bent on demonstrating that their parties are incapable of governing coherently. more »»

In the twilight of Obama’s presidency, hope remains

October 14, 2015 Seven years ago, months before he won the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama delivered a speech about race. more »»

MHS art classes explore careers and schools

October 14, 2015 The Marshalltown High School Art Department started out the 2015-16 school year by inviting representatives from two art and design colleges to speak with students in MHS art classes. On Sept. more »»



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