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The immigration swamp

August 27, 2015 "This was not a subject that was on anybody's mind until I brought it up at my announcement." -- Donald Trump, on immigration, Republican debate, Aug. more »»

Hillary Clinton and ‘Black Lives Matter’: An unproductive confrontation

August 26, 2015 Reporters and voters have so far gotten few glimpses of Hillary Clinton speaking candidly. more »»

Congressman Lou Stokes, warrior and friend

August 26, 2015 One of my most enduring memories of former Rep. Lou Stokes is from the fall of 2008, two days before the presidential electio. more »»

Do the rich rule America?

August 26, 2015 Is America’s political system controlled by a small financial elite? One former president thinks so. more »»

A new year and a renewed commitment

August 26, 2015 For those of us who work in the field of education, August defines the return of students, faculty and staff. more »»

Not just politics

August 25, 2015 Bill and Hillary Clinton have for years looked into the nearest camera and said, “It’s just politics.” Every attack from every direction has been deflected with that. more »»

‘All lives matter’ — words of moral cowardice

August 25, 2015 This is a column about three words of moral cowardice: “All lives matter. more »»

Holiday head start

August 25, 2015 During these lazy days of summer, Christmas is probably the farthest thing from your mind! With thoughts of vacation, finding ways to keep cool and big family get-togethers filling these summer days... more »»

Don’t argue about it

August 24, 2015 Dear Dave, My wife and I really got serious about your plan. We even sold our house to become completely debt-free. Now, we’re trying to help my mom and dad. more »»

Hillary: nominee or indictee?

August 24, 2015 While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton’s campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills. more »»

Hillary Clinton and Alice Paul: suffrage strategy for a hard road forward

August 24, 2015 Editors Note: Mark Shields is off this week. He will return with a column next week. The following column by Jamie Stiehm, has been used in place of Mark Shields. more »»

Breaking up is really hard to do ... really

August 23, 2015 Recently I had a “conversation” with my cable company because I enjoy punishing my brain. Actually, it was less of a conversation and more of a battle. Mysterious male voice: “Hello Mr. more »»

Picnic ideas

August 23, 2015 If you have tomatoes and cucumbers in your garden or have gone to a farmer’s market or have neighbors who have shared produce, I have a couple recipes you might like to try. more »»

A fortnight full of digital fraud, Miami Vice

August 23, 2015 When do you ever get to use the word “fortnight?” Example: Welcome, beloved readers, this is the first column I’ve written in a fortnight! Two weeks. “Fortnight” means two weeks. more »»

Immigration excuses

August 22, 2015 One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can’t do everything. Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration. more »»

Audience members are getting lousy reviews

August 22, 2015 Broadway star Patti LuPone made headlines recently when she grabbed a cellphone from a woman texting in the second ro. more »»

Why is affordable college tuition so important?

August 22, 2015 Keeping college affordable allows more Iowans to get the education and skills they need to find good job. more »»

They just keep drilling, and drilling, and drilling ...

August 22, 2015 Crude oil prices declined to a six-year low, approaching $40 per barrel as U.S. and international producers continue pumping petroleum despite an overwhelming global glut of fuel. Many U.S. more »»

Two travel without doubling up

August 21, 2015 Dear Heloise: My mom and I take a yearly trip together. We have learned what the other sometimes forgets to pack. more »»

Honoring Ike with a monstrosity

August 21, 2015 WASHINGTON -- We could wearily shrug, say "Oh, well," and economize waste and annoyance by just building the proposed $142 million Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. more »»



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