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The EU’s taxing problem

September 8, 2016 Economics was not one of my favorite subjects in college, so I avoided economic courses. But I do know a few things about human nature. more »»

Waking up from minimum wage fairy tales

September 8, 2016 The minimum wage persists as a fixture in public policy discussions because the idea remains popular with the general public. more »»

A new year and a renewed sense of optimism

September 7, 2016 The start of a new academic year always brings our campuses back to life with a sense of renewed excitement and enthusiasm. more »»

The battle of the secret cabals

September 7, 2016 Anyone contemplating this year's appalling presidential campaign may be tempted to explain what's happening by applying the third rule of bureaucratic organizations, enunciated by the late poet and... more »»

Doing more to expand Iowa’s middle class

September 7, 2016 All Iowans deserve the chance to get ahead. That’s why I support opportunities for Iowans to improve their situation and strengthen our middle class. more »»

Get Pet Hair and Fragrance Buildup Out of the Laundry

September 6, 2016 DEAR MARY: I am one of your millions of fans. Your insight, tips, products and recipes are terrific. Thank you for your time and effort. more »»

Obamacare stumbles on

September 6, 2016 For years, Obamacare supporters have been telling critics of the law to shut up and fall in line. Now, they are urging them to come to its rescue. more »»

Farm Team Conservatism

September 6, 2016 This has been a bad year for conservatives at the ballot box. Washington Republicans and their allies, enabled by chaos in the presidential race, began targeting down-ballot conservatives for defea. more »»

Pardoned for the Sex Crime He Never Committed

September 6, 2016 He was accused of an unspeakable crime he did not commit. For 27 years, Earnest Leap of Oakview, Missouri, has lived with the ugly label of child molester. more »»

Conquistador Trump

September 5, 2016 In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk. more »»

Democrats Really Need White Blue-Collar Voters

September 5, 2016 You’re a white male blue-collar voter, and you think about how your nation’s political and financial establishment has treated you and yours over the past 25 years. more »»

A Trump-Putin alliance would be good for capitalism

September 5, 2016 Critics of Donald Trump are apoplectic about the possibility that the Republican presidential nominee could align himself with Russian President Vladimir Putin. more »»

Nixon, radiation and the Avengers

September 4, 2016 Two weeks ago I spent my weekend trekking about New York. more »»

The scientifically-implausible Bubble Guppies

September 4, 2016 Dear producers of the children’s animated television program “Bubble Guppies”, As a father of two children under the age of six, I’ve been subjected to your content on a fairly regular basis, made... more »»

Gasoline drops for Labor Day

September 3, 2016 After a dramatic rise during early August, gasoline prices have plummeted back down, losing over 13 cents per gallon this week. more »»

A gem in Chicago

September 3, 2016 We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic ‘’leaders’’ caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise t... more »»

Do Trump’s white men really want problems fixed?

September 3, 2016 Some harsh truths: Years ago, blue-collar America suffered mightily in the loss of manufacturing jobs. Everyone knows tha. more »»

Information you need about property taxes

September 3, 2016 The property tax statements payable in 2016-17 were mailed to Marshall County property owners this past week. The Marshall County Treasurer’s Office is certified to collect $5. more »»

Tablet transition

September 2, 2016 Dear Heloise: I’m an avid reader, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found myself struggling to read the print in books on my shelf. more »»

A ‘slush fund’ by any other name

September 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — Because truth in labeling laws are among the laws from which Washington feels exempt, the titles of congressional legislation often take liberties with the facts (e.g. more »»



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