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Be cautious about venting marital frustration to family

September 24, 2015 Q: Should I share my marital frustrations and problems with my parents and siblings? We're a tight-knit family, and though my marriage isn't in crisis, sometimes I just need to vent. more »»

Still defending ‘Christian’ Obama

September 24, 2015 The Obama years may be winding down, but our President Obama-loving media never stops being hypersensitive about the man. more »»

Putin’s gambit, Obama’s puzzlement

September 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Once again, President Obama and his foreign policy team are stumped. more »»

The Hillary chronicles

September 24, 2015 The bad news has continued to cascade onto the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, and none of it has anything to do with Clinton’s opinions on issues. It all is about her fitness for office. more »»

Engaged parents, engaged school community

September 23, 2015 The primary goal of the Marshalltown Community School District’s strategic action plan is to increase student achievement. more »»

Are our familiar political alignments suddenly changing?

September 23, 2015 As the 2016 presidential selection process proceeds, there is increasing evidence that the political patterns we have grown used to, that we have come to consider permanent, might be suddenly... more »»

Weren’t we supposed to be the feminists?

September 23, 2015 I was going to let it go, I swear. All this female snark heaped on the Miss America pageant? I told myself to walk away and move on. more »»

The long debate

September 22, 2015 It was a long debate. “The Sound of Music” with Julie Andrews clocked in at three hours. The CNN debate in Simi Valley, Calif., ran longer than that. more »»

America’s not a brave nation

September 22, 2015 America is not a brave nation. Yes, that’s a heretical thing to say. Yes, our military is the world’s finest and our servicewomen and men provide daily examples of incontestable courage. more »»

Have you given yourself that $1,400 after-tax raise yet?

September 22, 2015 If there’s one thing that I love about my loyal readers, it’s how responsive you are. Sometimes you like what you read, other times not so much. Now and then you simply need more information. more »»

Don’t freak out

September 21, 2015 Dear Dave, I started my own small bakery from home two years ago, providing wedding and specialty cakes. more »»

Putin: Friend or Foe in Syria?

September 21, 2015 What Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria makes far more sense than what Barack Obama and John Kerry appear to be up to in Syria. more »»

The ‘Me’ generation

September 21, 2015 The most recent Republican presidential debate from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library brought to mind one of my favorite anecdotes. After President Franklin D. more »»

Three hours of sleep, three hours of debate

September 20, 2015 OK, I’m on three hours sleep and just watched three hours of the GOP debate, so bear with me. Did you watch it? If so, did you watch all three hours of it? The debate, not me sleeping. more »»

Soup anyone?

September 20, 2015 It’s that time of year to start thinking “soup.” And soup isn’t just meant for bowls, it also makes dessert. more »»

Ad review: Bracelets and buffalos edition

September 20, 2015 From time to time an advertisement comes on that is too glorious, too confusing, too…perfect in its ridiculousness that it cannot be ignored. This week’s ad comes from the fragrance Dior. Mayb. more »»

Low rates linger

September 19, 2015 The Federal Reserve Board disappointed savers on Thursday when it announced that interest rates would stay at the record low 0-0.25 percent level for the time bein. more »»

Opportunity versus outcomes

September 19, 2015 A hostile review of my new book — “Wealth, Poverty and Politics” — said, “there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable. more »»

Do remote bosses cause inequality?

September 19, 2015 Could there be a reason for the widening pay gap that’s not exactly economic? There could be. The employment rate has fallen to a very low 5.1 percent. more »»

Widespread support for water quality improvements

September 19, 2015 The Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award was presented during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. more »»



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