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Stop surrendering education to the Radical Left

This Independence Day, a poll from Issues & Insights revealed that only 36% of adults aged 18-24 said they were “proud to be American,” compared with 86% of those over the age of 65. This shouldn’t be surprising. America’s children have been raised in a system dedicated to the ...

World premier play in Mt. Pleasant

No fooling. A world premier play is going to be performed in Mt. Pleasant and I have a bit part in it. It’s from a C.S. Lewis short story, “The Man Born Blind,” that wasn’t discovered until after Lewis’ death. The script is the brain child of Alyn D’Blay, entitled, “Born ...

Iowa leaders can’t stop electric-vehicle progress, even to protect ethanol

Controversy, of sorts, arrived in my driveway last week. There was no commotion. There were no protesters. No picketers. No chants about destroying the economy or caving in to China. In fact, there was virtually no sound at all when the revolution in the American automobile industry rolled ...

Is Naomi Osaka brave or a publicity hog?

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is the world’s best-paid female athlete. She made an estimated $60 million last year. The 23-year-old is on top of the tennis world, but is her refusal to honor the rules set by that world justified? Osaka recently declined to attend a post-game news conference ...

Historic relief for American families is on its way to your bank account

Did you hear the good news? If you’re a parent or a single, low-income worker, more historic relief is on its way to your bank account. From July 15 through the end of the year, most families with children under 18 will receive between $250 and $300 per child, per month. This is because ...

Differences between ailments

Dear Dietitian, I’ve been experiencing a lot of digestive problems like stomach cramping and bloating. My friend has celiac disease, and she thinks I may have it, too. I have an appointment with my doctor and have been reading up on celiac disease. I don’t understand the differences in ...