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Georgia’s educational neglect

September 10, 2015 I worked as a substitute teacher in a Newton, Massachusetts middle school a few months ago. I taught a wide range of kids, including some with behavior-related disabilities. more »»

Why I can never root for Notre Dame (even if the Irish are playing Arizona State)

September 10, 2015 At the start of every college football season, I remember one game. The Fighting Irish? Not to long-time University of Iowa fans, long-time being at least 65 years or s. more »»

New AEA chief strives to educate others about AEA’s role

September 9, 2015 Welcome to a new academic year! As the new chief administrator with Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267), I am honored to be leading a service agency of 615 staff members all with one single focus in... more »»

Clerk Kim Davis will be a lonely footnote in history

September 9, 2015 Tricky business, this righteous outrage. You have to be so careful not to sound like a hypocrite while you’re deriding hypocrisy. Messes with your sleep. more »»

Black lives matter’s agenda is costing black lives

September 9, 2015 I’ve seen this movie before. And for the last 25 years, I thought I’d never have to watch it again. more »»

‘Religious liberty’ looks a lot like intolerance from here

September 8, 2015 “To me,” she said in a statement, “this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God’s word. It is a matter of religious libert. more »»

Hillary’s sycophants

September 8, 2015 In New York and Washington, spotting Hillary Clinton staffers is easy. Just look for dogs who prefer to sniff people’s noses instead of other dogs’ butts. Those people will be Clinton’s staffers. more »»

Remove clay stains from baseball uniforms and 6 other great reader tips

September 8, 2015 RED CLAY STAINS. You can get red clay out of white pants by adding 1/2 cup of Cascade automatic dishwasher powder with your regular laundry detergent. more »»

No need for professionals

September 7, 2015 Dear Dave, My wife and I moved to Washington, D.C., about a year ago, and we’d like to put our old place in North Carolina that we’ve been renting on the market. more »»

Can the GOP deal with Iran?

September 7, 2015 Ten weeks before the first U.S.-Soviet summit ever held in Moscow, in May 1972, North Vietnam, with Soviet-supplied armor and artillery, crossed the DMZ in an all-out offensive to overrun the South. more »»

Lamenting Mitt

September 7, 2015 You’re Mitt Romney, and today you have to be upset with yourself. more »»

Make an impact in your community, vote Tuesday

September 7, 2015 This Tuesday, important elections will take place in your community. The next leaders of your local school board and community colleges will be determined at the ballot box. more »»

A few random thoughts

September 6, 2015 Now it’s up to you. On Tuesday, voters will cast their ballots for those they hope will help to lead our children toward a more prosperous future. more »»

Can’t count the forest for the trees

September 6, 2015 Last week President Obama continued wringing all the presidents-only joy out of his remaining months in office by renaming a mountain. more »»

Just put it down and nobody gets hurt

September 6, 2015 When you’re a parent you have to wear a multitude of hats: chef, chauffer, teacher and medic, to name a few. more »»

A revealing clue

September 5, 2015 Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period... more »»

Crude spurts, sputters and swings

September 5, 2015 Crude oil prices continued spurting higher this week, exploding to a one-month high at $49.33 on Monday. more »»

Why don’t we try staying home?

September 5, 2015 Generals have marked their operations by putting pins on wall maps of the world. more »»

Getting America back to work

September 5, 2015 Labor Day is a day we celebrate and honor the contributions of all hard working Americans to the prosperity and success of our great country. more »»

Birdbath blowout!

September 4, 2015 Dear Heloise: I have a CONCRETE BIRDBATH that is too heavy to empty for cleaning. I solved that problem by using my leaf blower on "high" to just blow the water out. It worked very well. -- Renate S. more »»



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