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Maybe borders aren’t the worst invention ever

August 31, 2016 “Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians. more »»

Naked Trump reveals us

August 31, 2016 Well, darn it, I’d like to avoid sounding humorless just because I’m not laughing at something that so many others find hilarious. more »»

Where there’s smoke there’s fire

August 31, 2016 The prize quote of this incendiary political year may go to Hillary Clinton. more »»

J.D. Vance gives substance to America’s invisible

August 30, 2016 His name doesn’t even appear in the book. But make no mistake. “Hillbilly Elegy,” the new best-seller by J.D. Vance, is, in a very real sense, about Donald Trump. more »»

Pressurized Sin

August 30, 2016 Christians differ on whether it is permissible, according to the faith, to participate in gay marriage ceremonies. more »»

Terrific tomatoes

August 28, 2016 There is nothing that tastes as good as fresh, home grown tomatoes. Enjoy these recipes. more »»

Paying cash doesn’t make it smart

August 28, 2016 Dear Dave, What is your opinion on paying cash for a “tiny house”? — Wes Dear Wes, This may be a really un-hip or un-cool thing to say, but I wouldn’t buy a tiny house at all. more »»

Bright lights, big city, long weekend

August 28, 2016 Feeling the need for a little adventure I spent last weekend with friends in New York City. There is an unexpectedly sizable contingent of Iowans in NYC. more »»

Lots of Smoke Here, Hillary

August 28, 2016 Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family... more »»

Lawn maintenance: Into the weeds

August 28, 2016 When you own your own home, one of the joys is you get to maintain your lawn. “Maintain”, I’ve found, is a loose description. There ARE apparently lawn police, which I was not expecting. more »»

Missing Jerry Ford in 2016

August 28, 2016 During my more than a half-century of living and working in Washington, D.C., in my semi-humble opinion, Gerald Ford was the most emotionally secure president I have observed. more »»

Data leaks are a symptom of a sick democracy

August 28, 2016 From WikiLeaks to DCLeaks, there’s no shortage of leaked data popping up online, some of it highly classified. more »»

Housing hoists lumber higher

August 27, 2016 Sales of new homes exploded last month to the highest level since 2007. The U.S. more »»

A clash of police policies

August 27, 2016 Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee’s Chief of Police Edward Flynn. more »»

Trump ‘charm’ offensive will not work with women

August 27, 2016 “You know, it really doesn’t matter what (the media) write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass,” Donald Trump philosophized during an interview with Esquire magazine. more »»

The bribery standard

August 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders never understood the epic quality of the Clinton scandals. more »»

Tracking and texting

August 26, 2016 Dear Heloise: I wanted to add to a reader’s hint in your column, which I read every day in the Orange County (Calif.) Register. Anna S. more »»

Are Hillary’s emails Donald’s lifeline?

August 26, 2016 WASHINGTON -- A judge's order that nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails from Hillary Clinton's private server may possibly be released has given Donald Trump's campaign a much-needed diversio... more »»

Hillary’s corruption is overwhelming

August 26, 2016 After over two decades in the heart of America’s spotlight, Hillary Clinton is still an unknown quantity for most Americans. more »»

Community colleges strengthen lives, families and businesses

August 26, 2016 Community colleges continue to play an important role in our bipartisan efforts to expand Iowa’s middle clas. more »»



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