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Milk turns sour

May 21, 2016 U.S. milk futures contracts have collapsed to a six-year low as dairy farmers boost production amidst slowing consumption. Slowing Chinese demand, Russian bans on U.. more »»

Grim choices

May 21, 2016 We must frankly face the fact that the front runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally. more »»

Bernie Sanders and racism lite

May 21, 2016 In a statement on the Nevada rampage by some of his supporters, Bernie Sanders said a remarkable thing. more »»

Thieves thrive while you fly

May 20, 2016 Dear Heloise: When we fly and use the LONG- OR SHORT-TERM PARKING LOTS, we always take our vehicle registration and insurance documents with us. more »»

A cold can of ‘America’

May 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — Because advertising is a barometer that often accurately measures America’s psychological atmosphere, attention must be paid to this: From May 23 through the presidential election,... more »»

Sanders and party establishment need to cool tensions

May 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — As Bernie Sanders and his enthusiastic followers cling to their hope to survive in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, some of them seem to be veering into... more »»

The media have destroyed Hillary Clinton

May 20, 2016 On Tuesday, The Hill ran a piece with the hilarious title “Hillary’s unlikely ally: The media.” The media, of course, have been in Hillary Clinton’s camp since the start. more »»

Kids may feel a lot of stress about sudden move

May 19, 2016 Q: It looks like my husband will be getting a job transfer, which means that we’re probably relocating soon. How can we help our kids adjust to the move? Jim: Relocating has a huge impact on children. more »»

The shameless New York Times

May 19, 2016 The New York Times proclaimed the results of its six-week “investigation” of Donald Trump’s behavior with women on the front page of the Sunday paper. more »»

Hamilton: Lessons from the man and the musical

May 19, 2016 The popularity of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” offers us all an opportunity to consider the wisdom of one of our most prolific Founding Fathers — while we wait in line for tickets. more »»

Will the Trump nomination change our partisan patterns?

May 18, 2016 An irresistible force meets an immoveable object. The irresistible force is the sense of discontent with how things have been going during this young century. more »»

Girls don’t need help discovering their inner critics

May 18, 2016 The magazine Discovery Girls pitches itself as a publication that aims to help empower girls from ages 8 to 12. Much of the time, judging by its website, it manages to do just that. more »»

Don’t sit on the sidelines

May 15, 2016 Earlier this year I called for full community participation to help decide what the future will hold for police and fire facilities in Marshalltown. And in March, the community did just that. more »»

‘May’ I have some more, please?

May 15, 2016 It sure doesn’t feel like May, so I have some rib-sticking recipes today. The pie recipe is in anticipation of more May-like weather. Chinese Style Country Ribs 1/4 c. soy sauce 1/4 c. more »»

Internet outrage, now with statistics

May 15, 2016 Remember that guy that shot a lion last year? I think he was a dentist, or an orthodontist ... something to do with teeth. Anyway he went on a safari at a national park in Zimbabwe and shot a lion. more »»

Putting in a garden helps local wildlife

May 15, 2016 Of the things adult humans do after buying a house, putting in a garden is apparently one of them. more »»

Crude oil catches fire

May 14, 2016 Oil prices exploded to a six-month high this week as global production outages threatened to crimp suppl. more »»

Dry rot in academia

May 14, 2016 Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited — and then disinvited — to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech. Mr. more »»

Can we face away from Facebook?

May 14, 2016 Facebook remains uncontested as the social media champ of Wall Street. Its stock recently hit an all-time high while Twitter’s hit its lo. more »»

Help for vulnerable Iowans

May 14, 2016 The state’s Health & Human Services Budget (HF 2460) was one of the last bills to pass the Legislature this year. more »»



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