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Anti-Catholics & Elitist Bigots

October 17, 2016 Will Hillary Clinton clean out the nest of anti-Catholic bigots in her inner circle? Or is anti-Catholicism acceptable in her crowd? In a 2011 email on which Clinton campaign chief John Podesta was... more »»

The Unanswered Question

October 17, 2016 Eleven years ago, the re-elected George W. Bush was president, and Hillary Clinton was both the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from New York and the first spouse of a president in U.S. more »»

Festive fare for a fall meal

October 16, 2016 I am planning a fall get-together for friends and these are the recipes I am planning on making. Crunchy Onion Chicken Recipe 1-1/3 c. more »»

Machina ex McDonald’s

October 16, 2016 Due to an unforeseen illness columnist Wes Burns is off this week. Please enjoy this classic column from the “Best of Burns” file. It was late, it had been a long day, and I had skipped dinner. more »»

An apology to the lady using the thigh machine

October 16, 2016 Dear Woman Using the Thigh Squeezer Machine I Accidentally Glanced at in the Eyeballs, First off, I have to say, my bad. My complete and total bad. more »»

Corn rallies, despite record harvest

October 15, 2016 Corn prices topped $3.58 per bushel on Friday morning, the highest price in almost three months. Corn is accelerating higher, even as a record crop is coming in out of the field. more »»

Words versus deeds

October 15, 2016 Donald Trump’s gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary Clinton is far worse. Trump’s talk is indefensible. more »»

The importance of keeping Donald afloat

October 15, 2016 It seems ages ago, but recall when the second presidential debate was deemed the sink-or-swim moment for the candidacy of Donald J. Trump. more »»

Home in the range

October 14, 2016 Dear Heloise: If you have a GPS, or a phone with GPS, don’t store your HOME ADDRESS in i. more »»

Trump’s vile candidacy is chemotherapy for the GOP

October 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — What did Donald Trump have left to lose Sunday night? His dignity? Please. more »»

Trump doubles down on his worst tendencies

October 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — That fiercely combative second presidential debate Sunday night in St. Louis only assured that the ugliest campaign for the American presidency in history will drag on to election nigh. more »»

What is SIDS?

October 13, 2016 It’s a topic many people don’t like to discuss, but needs attention drawn to it. It’s called SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. more »»

The Trump tape Vs. Hillary the assault enabler

October 13, 2016 In the election cycle dominated by Donald Trump, it should not be much of a shock that the first October Surprise came from “Access Hollywood. more »»

Whole Foods and Chicago partner to fight poverty

October 13, 2016 I have always been a great fan of the idea of “enterprise zones,” originally introduced by the late Cong. Jack Kemp in 1980. more »»

Iowa AEA Online: A great resource for Iowa’s students and families

October 12, 2016 Does your child have an endangered species project to complete? Reference information can be found in the Britannica School Online edition, a truly multimedia encyclopedia. more »»

At stake: The Constitution

October 12, 2016 This election is about a lot of things, but it is fundamentally about the U.S. Constitution and whether federal judges will adhere to their oath to “... more »»

Trump sees working-class chumps

October 12, 2016 Like so many working-class kids, I was raised not to judge others by what they did or didn’t own and never to bring dishonor to the people I come from. more »»

The agony of the Republicans

October 12, 2016 Less than a month before the election, the Republican speaker of the House says he won’t defend or campaign with his party’s presidential nomine. more »»

Where will Trump’s believers go when he implodes?

October 11, 2016 I used to love “The X-Files.” Like millions of Americans, I unfailingly followed FBI agents Mulder and Scully’s search for the truth in a labyrinth of conspiracy. more »»

Good Samaritans demonstrated kindness & thoughtfulness

October 11, 2016 Friday evening we attended the Marshalltown-Fort Dodge football game. We had not been able to attend one of our grandson Ryan’s games in two years, due to his grandfather’s health. more »»



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