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Litterbug? More like litter butterfly

March 29, 2015 From time to time this column is passed along and penned by an individual with whom we are all-too-familiar. This week, our guest columnist is That Guy That Throws Stuff Out His Car Window. Enjoy. more »»

Saudis strike, crude spikes

March 28, 2015 Crude oil prices spurted higher on Wednesday night after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes against rebel forces in neighboring Yemen. more »»

Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015)

March 28, 2015 It is not often that the leader of a small city-state — in this case, Singapore — gets an international reputation. more »»

Obamacare should be less complex

March 28, 2015 Let’s start on an upbeat. Next to what we had before, Obamacare has been a spectacular success. more »»

Where does the school zone end?

March 27, 2015 Dear Heloise: Everyone has to drive through a SCHOOL ZONE at some point or another, and I drive through several on my daily commute. Most have signs that designate where school zones start and stop. more »»

Remembrance of Clintons past

March 27, 2015 WASHINGTON -- An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. more »»

Bibi’s bait-and-switch on Palestine

March 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory — won on the strength of his temporary promise never to approve a two-state solution for Palestine and Israel — was akin to pulling ... more »»

Another week in Des Moines

March 27, 2015 This week was marked by more debate. Of particular note was HF 549, a bill to revise the arbitration process for school district employees. We debated this bill from roughly 4:30 p.. more »»

Social media starting to take over couple’s time together

March 26, 2015 Q: How can I guard against the danger of online social networking taking up too much of my time and negatively impacting my marriage? When my wife and I first started using sites like Facebook, we... more »»

The Washington Post's Obama deniers

March 26, 2015 It's as if they were waiting, breathlessly. The moment Ted Cruz announced his presidential campaign, the national media proclaimed their horror. more »»

Household debt is a national crisis

March 26, 2015 Years after Toni Potter’s husband passed away from pancreatic cancer, debt collectors in her state of Washington were still relentlessly hounding her about his hospital bills. more »»

What’s the deal with SCRUM?

March 25, 2015 Iowa Valley Continuing Education coordinators and staff have already been very busy strategizing about how we can provide improved customer service and offerings in the 2015-16 year. more »»

Gentry liberals have increasing clout in Chicago’s shrinking electorate

March 25, 2015 Rahm Emanuel heads into a runoff April 7 in his bid for a second term as mayor of Chicago. He’s the favorite going in, having won 46 percent in the Feb. more »»

Tackling tip theft

March 25, 2015 Whenever young journalists ask how to write stories that can change lives, I suggest they start asking about tipping policies whenever they see a tip jar or valet, or visit a restaurant. more »»

March gladness

March 25, 2015 March is a great time. First of all, there is March Madness, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s tournament to determine a champion in men’s and women’s college basketball. more »»

Get paid to donate your stuff

March 24, 2015 If you itemize your tax return, you probably know that you are allowed to deduct the fair market value of items you donate to charity. more »»

I’ve got your back, Ashley Judd!

March 24, 2015 Dear Ashley Judd: I guess this is a fan letter, though it is not written in praise of your work in movies like “Insurgent,” “Divergent” or “Tooth Fair. more »»

A prophet’s hometown

March 24, 2015 My hometown of Jackson, Louisiana, is in an unfortunate location. Just on the other side of Thompson’s Creek is West Feliciana Parish. West Feliciana Parish is a prosperous suburb of Baton Rouge. more »»

Help? Not yet

March 23, 2015 Dear Dave, My daughter is in her late 20s, and she has a good job making $50,000 a year. more »»

What would Ike do?

March 23, 2015 In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of their invasion of Egypt, ordered the British, French and Israelis to get out of Suez and Sinai. They did as tol. more »»



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