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Market drivers in 2015

January 3, 2015 As traders and investors returned to work after the New Year’s holiday, they began pondering the big questions for 2015. more »»

A year of anniversaries

January 3, 2015 2014 has been a year of anniversarie. more »»

Behold, the Magic Kingdom of Dynamic Scoring

January 3, 2015 While most citizens were distracted by the holidays, the enlarged Republican majority in Congress was laying golden pavers for its magical kingdom -- a fabulous place where taxes are cut, military... more »»

Flying collars get bent out of shape

January 2, 2015 Dear Heloise: My husband is a pilot, so his clothing spends a lot of time traveling in a SUITCASE. The collars on his shirts are always getting bent out of shape, despite careful packing. more »»

A strike against rent-seeking

January 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Mighty oaks from little acorns grow, so last year’s most encouraging development in governance might have occurred in February in a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, Ky. more »»

Afghan War is over, except that it’s not

January 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a ceremony in Kabul Sunday, the U.S. more »»

The Visa Curse

January 2, 2015 Many American women are still told they have to choose between love and career. But for many immigrants, that outdated dilemma is legally enforced. more »»

Consider improving your character for this New Year

January 1, 2015 Q: What are your feelings about New Year's resolutions? Do you make them, and if so, what are some of them? Jim: It's hard to believe we've already arrived at this time of year when we typically... more »»

NPR’s morning cuddle with Obama

January 1, 2015 In the fall of 2007, President Bush offered an interview on race relations to National Public Radio correspondent Juan Williams, but NPR declined the invitation. more »»

Torture doesn’t save lives, it costs them

January 1, 2015 Thanks to the Senate’s report on CIA torture, Americans should now realize that there was nothing “enhanced” about the Bush administration’s so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques. more »»

Career- and college-ready: Did you know?

December 31, 2014 As a parent, I believe most of us want our children to be successful throughout their lifetime. I have yet to meet a parent who says, “I want my child to fail in school and live a life of poverty. more »»

Comparing the two most Republican Houses in 70 years

December 31, 2014 Before Christmas, Arizona finished its 2nd Congressional District recount, showing Republican Martha McSally beating incumbent Democrat Ron Barber by 167 votes. more »»

How to survive your holiday

December 31, 2014 Holidays would be so much easier if they took place around a photo wall of all of us when we were young and lovable. This has been my theory for some time now, and I'm sure I'm right. Definitel. more »»

Boost business by raising minimum wage

December 31, 2014 As a restaurant owner operating in four states and looking to expand, I’m happy to see the minimum wage going up in 21 states to kick off the new year. more »»

Stop drying your clothes to death

December 30, 2014 You should see the big wad of lint I just plucked from the trap of my clothes dryer. more »»

Trying to help a friend

December 29, 2014 Dear Dave, I have a friend who is experiencing financial problems. She is between real jobs at the moment and only bringing in about $600 a month. more »»

Finding peace and comfort

December 28, 2014 I’ve been thinking a lot about this month’s shooting incident involving two Marshalltown police officers and the young man whose life ended so suddenly. more »»

I hate that Toaster Strudel kid

December 28, 2014 This classic column, originally published Sept. 21, 2014, appears courtesy of the ‘Best of Burns’ compendium. You heard me, I hate him. more »»

Interview with a holiday helper

December 28, 2014 Every Christmas I’m permitted to spend a few dollars of the newspaper’s nearly inexhaustible budget to fly around the world to interview some of the holiday’s most recognizable figures. more »»

New Year’s resolutions for families

December 26, 2014 This is a time of year when many of us make those New Year’s resolutions — that we seldom seem to keep. more »»



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