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Quick and tasty meals

September 14, 2014 There are times I just want to make a simple recipe that tastes like I spent a lot of time making it. The meatball and stew recipes are those kind of recipes. more »»

Scotland sends British pound reeling

September 13, 2014 The British currency, the pound sterling, has collapsed in recent weeks ahead of a vote that could separate Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom. more »»

Extremism in defense of re-election

September 12, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," Democrats have been decrying Republican "extremism. more »»

Obama's future may hinge on response to Islamic State

September 12, 2014 WASHINGTON -- In his televised speech to the nation Wednesday evening, Barack Obama has a major opportunity to put his wavering presidency back on track by firmly and clearly saying how he intends t... more »»

The global map, 2017

September 12, 2014 Barack Obama pledged to radically transform America when he took office. He didn't stop at America. President Obama's greatest legacy may be the radical reshaping of the global map. more »»

Picture this digital organization

September 12, 2014 Dear Heloise: Do you have any hints for STORING DIGITAL PHOTOS? I have hundreds of pictures saved on my computer, and I have a hard time finding what I am looking fo. more »»

Journalists in screech advocacy mode

September 11, 2014 It is amazing the degree to which the media can politicize -- always from a leftist perspective -- just about anything in the news. more »»

Auditioning for the electorate

September 11, 2014 Around Washington you can tell football season is upon us because Congress is lining up to punt its work until after the elections. more »»

Humility, self sacrifice are keys to strong leadership

September 11, 2014 Q: The idea of "leadership" seems to be getting a lot of hype these days. more »»

Obama's delusions dispelled?

September 10, 2014 "If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart," President Obama told Democratic mega-contributors last month in one of the 400-plus fundraisers of his presidency. more »»

Faith among the ashes

September 10, 2014 We heard the singing before we saw the people. more »»

AEAs celebrate 40 years with New Compact

September 10, 2014 Iowa’s Area Education Agency (AEA) system turns 40 this year, and there is much to celebrate! Legislation that originally established AEAs in 1975 required them to provide instructional and... more »»

Can’t make a minivan cool

September 9, 2014 Whatever coolness I had remaining in my body will soon be whisked away with each push of a sliding side door. more »»

Admission to college

September 8, 2014 Question: The colleges that my daughter is applying to have different admission programs. more »»

Fighting cancer ... one story at a time

September 7, 2014 Not too terribly long ago, the mere mention of the word “cancer” was taboo. Using the words in mixed company was frowned upon and if you did say the word, it was uttered as a hushed whispe. more »»

Goodbye September, hello Halloween

September 7, 2014 Throw on your favorite Spooktacular mix and grab a mini Mr. more »»

After school treats

September 7, 2014 It’s official — summer is over. Today I have some sweet treats for after-school munching. Inside Out Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 c. sugar 3/4 c. packed brown sugar 3/4 c. more »»

Parents: Cover retirement first then pay for college

September 6, 2014 Dear Mary: We recently read a short article you wrote on common money mistakes to avoid. One of the mistakes was "Paying for college." Unfortunately, this article came about three years too late. more »»

Irresponsible choices

September 6, 2014 The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people "moderately disapprove" of Barack Obama's performance as president and 39 percent "strongly disapprove. more »»

Celebs nix nude pix: Whose problem?

September 6, 2014 The FBI is looking into what millions of people are looking at: hacked photos of naked celebrities. more »»



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