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CNN sashays with Satanists

December 24, 2015 When Ted Turner was running CNN back in 1991, he banned the use of the word “foreign” on air. In a memo to employees, he made a threat to fine employees with a forced donation to UNICEF. more »»

Thank a cop this holiday season

December 24, 2015 Our police department works very hard to keep us safe. These fine officers do a largely thankless task, risking their lives daily for far less pay than they should receive. more »»

Millennials better start thinking about retirement

December 24, 2015 I’m only 24, but I signed up for the 401(k) plan at work as soon as I qualifie. more »»

There’s an app for that!

December 23, 2015 You have most likely heard that phrase on many occasions. more »»

The known — and unknown — unknowns in the Republican race ahead

December 23, 2015 Some observations on the 2016 presidential race as we head into the dark period, i.e. more »»

Editor is fired, but not silenced, over the NRA

December 23, 2015 Five days after the shootings in San Bernardino, California, Jan Larson McLaughlin sat down in her home office on her day off and wrote her weekly editorial for the Sentinel-Tribune, circulation... more »»

Better training and education will expand Iowa’s middle class

December 23, 2015 We should do all that we can to help more workers and their families join Iowa’s middle class. As 2015 comes to an end, Iowa continues its recovery from the national economic recession. more »»

How to cut the cost of owning a pet

December 22, 2015 No one was more surprised than I when my first granddog, Sir Boddington, nuzzled a place in my heart. I knew I was smitten the day I loaded up on toys, milk bones and other doggie delights. more »»

Words, meaning and Ted Cruz

December 22, 2015 Ted Cruz should have an uphill battle for the Republican nomination. Many of the leading pundits, personalities, and legislative leaders identified with the right do not like Ted Cruz. more »»

Prayers aren’t enough for gun victims

December 22, 2015 Editors note: Leonard Pitts is on vacation. more »»

Last minute shopping

December 21, 2015 Dear Dave, I woke up this morning and realized I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet. more »»

Democrats’ 3rd-Term Blues

December 21, 2015 History tends to make Democrats nervous about the 2016 White House election. They know that since 1951 and the ratification of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. more »»

America First — or World War III

December 21, 2015 “If you’re in favor of World War III, you have your candidate.” So said Rand Paul, looking directly at Gov. more »»

Cookies galore!

December 20, 2015 Oh so many cookie recipes and so little time left before Christmas. Let’s get baking. Snowballs 2 c. flour 1/2 tsp. salt Mix and set aside above ingredients. Blend: 3/4 c. butter 1/2 c. more »»

Times Ago

December 20, 2015 Dec. 20 • 10 years ago in 2005 Marshalltown High School swimmer Logan Frederick was ranked No. more »»

Fed rate hike sends dollar climbing

December 19, 2015 Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, announced Wednesday that the Fed was raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, taking the benchmark rate up by 0.25 percent. more »»

Attacking the truth

December 19, 2015 Among the many sad signs of our time are the current political and media attacks on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for speaking the plain truth on a subject where lies have been the norm for... more »»

On terrorism, Cruz has no idea

December 19, 2015 Terrorism is not going away. We saw that in the closing of the Los Angeles schools after what was deemed a “credible” threat. more »»

Traveling electronically

December 18, 2015 Dear Heloise: When my husband and I travel, at a minimum we take two cellphones, a tablet computer and an e-reader. more »»

Another false ‘turning point’ on climate

December 18, 2015 History, on the “right side” of which Barack Obama endeavors to keep us, has a sense of whimsy. more »»



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