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The suicidal left throws Bill Clinton over

April 15, 2016 This week, the Bernie Sanders revolution finally ate its own. more »»

Backyard camping: A cheap way to have fun!

April 14, 2016 Well, let’s admit it, it seems like it is never going to warm up. But those of us who choose to live in Iowa know it will, sooner or later. more »»

HBO’s fetish for Mapplethorpe

April 14, 2016 HBO shocked the world on April 4 by unveiling a 100-minute documentary honoring the legacy and legislative career of Sen. Jesse Helms. Kidding — delayed April fool. more »»

Run against Obama

April 14, 2016 When a Republican has been in the presidency for eight years, as George W. Bush was, Democrats run against the Republicans. more »»

ECC focuses on collaboration to meet goals

April 13, 2016 As part of its overall mission, Ellsworth Community College is dedicated to providing quality learning experiences and ensuring student success while responding to diverse community needs and... more »»

The tragic deterioration of Washington’s Great Society subway

April 13, 2016 If you live any distance beyond the Capital Beltway you probably didn’t notice, but an important part of government in Washington shut down on Wednesday, March 16. more »»

Hope lives

April 13, 2016 If ever a person lived up to the promise of her name, it was my friend Hope. I used to tell her that, a lot, over our three decades of friendship. Every time, she smiled and waved me off. more »»

How to squirrel proof a bird feeder

April 12, 2016 I was recently shopping for a bird feeder for a dear friend. I learned quickly that squirrels are nuts about bird feeders and can outsmart just about any design to get the bird food. more »»

Growing up is hard to do

April 12, 2016 One of the things candidates for president sometimes find is that, as they gather strength, their campaign nature changes. Gone are the friendly faces a candidate is long accustomed to. more »»

Doesn’t Mississippi have more pressing concerns?

April 12, 2016 A portrait of Mississippi. It has a lower percentage of high school graduates than almost any other state. It has an unemployment rate higher than almost any other stat. more »»

Selling sentimental stuff

April 11, 2016 Dear Dave, How do you decide whether or not to sell collectible memorabilia when you’re getting out of debt? — William Dear William, In most cases, there’s a pretty wide spectrum of emotional... more »»

Past and present

April 11, 2016 Editors Note: because of unforeseen circumstances, there will be no mark shields column this week. more »»

Can the GOP get together in Cleveland?

April 11, 2016 After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not... more »»

Easy peasy recipes

April 10, 2016 Today I have easy recipes — the best kind. Orange Chicken-crock pot recipe 2 lb. boneless, skinless breasts 2-12 oz. cans orange sodas 1 c. more »»

Quadrennial catastrophes

April 10, 2016 Whatever you may think of the current presidential contest the prevailing opinion, regardless of political affiliation, is that our country is headed down a path toward total oblivion. more »»

Playing board games with a two-year-old

April 10, 2016 Our five-year-old daughter is at the age where she can understand and appreciate simple games. Often those are “Crying Because You Won’t Let Me Have Candy” and “I’m Not Tired. more »»

Sour outlook boosts orange juice prices

April 9, 2016 Orange juice reached the highest level of the year, rising as concerns mount about Florida’s orange crop. more »»

Dangerous Donald Trump

April 9, 2016 Donald Trump’s victories in the Republican primaries may make him seem like a sure winner. more »»

In Hulk and Trump scandals, the girls do have names

April 9, 2016 If you’ve been following Hulk Hogan’s successful suit against Gawker or Donald Trump’s rumble with a gossip writer, you may have come across some missing peopl. more »»

New approach to stop drunk driving

April 9, 2016 The connection between alcohol, drugs and crime is an ongoing concern. more »»



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