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An unmitigated disaster

May 7, 2016 Republican party leaders may have worried that Donald Trump would not only lose the general election for the presidency, but would so poison the image of the party as to cause Republican candidates... more »»

Trump drives spike into culture war politics

May 7, 2016 Days before the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz paraded his two young daughters in matching pink dresses and spoke darkly of “putting little girls alone in a bathroom with grown men. more »»

Corn planting pressures prices

May 7, 2016 Corn farmers have been hard at work planting this year’s crop, and now have over half of their acreage planted nationwide after this week’s dry weather let them get into their fields. more »»

Hillary's secret weapon

May 7, 2016 Last weekend, Hillary Clinton dispatched her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to offer a defense of her alleged espionage. more »»

A solution in one letter

May 6, 2016 Dear Heloise: I’ve read a few hints in our paper about knowing the difference between the PULL CHAINS on ceiling fans. more »»

The misadventures of Fannie and Freddie

May 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — Gigantic government’s complexity and opacity provide innumerable opportunities for opportunists to act unconstrained by clear law or effective supervisio. more »»

Republican effort to stop Trump ends in failure

May 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s initially improbable bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination become a de facto reality in Indiana Tuesday night, as the Hoosier state’s voters buried the... more »»

The left’s thought-fascism hits ESPN

May 6, 2016 For baseball fans, the performance of Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in the 2004 American League Championships ranks among the most memorable gutsy plotlines of all time. more »»

Don’t fall too hard for internet relationship

May 5, 2016 Q: I’ve connected with a young woman from another state on the Internet. We’ve talked a lot on the phone and are interested in exploring our relationship further, but so far we’ve never met in person. more »»

Trump’s press clips better than Clinton’s?

May 5, 2016 Politico Magazine published its third annual “Media Issue,” complete with polls of reporters who are perhaps the most resistant to being polled, fearing how they might reveal which viewpoint is... more »»

Socialism’s false promise

May 5, 2016 Given its track record, one wonders why socialism is gaining in popularity in the U.S. and what appeal it has to a generation that, apparently, knows little about it. more »»

Summer learning tips from Marshalltown teachers

May 4, 2016 The last day of classes for the 2015-16 school year is scheduled to be May 31 in the Marshalltown Community School Distric. more »»

Republicans should have adopted Democrats’ rules — and vice versa

May 4, 2016 The unexpected successes, forecast by almost no one 12 months ago, of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in winning 40 percent and 42 percent in Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses is... more »»

Cleveland police union chief’s rhetoric is a growing danger

May 4, 2016 There is a stain darkening the city of Cleveland, and it is threatening to leach so many good intentions here as we prepare to welcome tens of thousands of visitors to the Republican National... more »»

Arson Awareness Week

May 4, 2016 May 1-7 is Arson Awareness Week and the focus for 2016 is wildland fires. more »»

Bernie nation can’t get behind Hillary Clinton

May 3, 2016 “And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain.” Those are, of course, the opening lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s immortal recording of “My Way. more »»

Cigarettes cause cancer

May 3, 2016 It should be a no brainer of a statement. Smoking cigarettes causes cancer. In fact, there are many things a person can smoke that do less damag. more »»

The best inexpensive gadgets and gear for a do-it-yourself garden

May 3, 2016 There’s nothing like a series of sunny days to wake up my inner gardener. And apparently, I’m not the only one who has this reaction, as evidenced by my inbox these past few week. more »»

Condos are fine, but do you research

May 2, 2016 Dear Dave, I know when it comes to investing you like mutual funds and paid-for real estate. more »»

No pander bear

May 2, 2016 At the tricky art of pandering — a candidate’s seeking the support of a specific group of voters by telling them what the candidate calculates that group wants to hear — nobody in 2016 has been more... more »»

 
 
 

 

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