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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 »»

At last, America first!

May 2, 2016 Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America. more »»

How Trump turned Cruz into the establishment candidate

May 2, 2016 Donald Trump’s landslide victory in the New York GOP primary was a game-changer. more »»

The Institute for Justice was founded by Stalin

May 1, 2016 I’m going to start a business: MarshallTours, offering historic walking tours of the greater Marshalltown area for tourists and history buffs alike who want to learn some intriguing MarshallFacts. more »»

Pancakes galore

May 1, 2016 Today seems like a good day to make pancakes – breakfast, lunch or dinner. Blueberry Pancakes 1 c. flour 1 Tbls. sugar 1 Tbls. baking soda 1 Tbls. baking powder dash of salt 1 egg 1 c. more »»

Preparing for bed is exhausting

May 1, 2016 Watching a woman get ready for bed is like entering a movie halfway through: you know something is going on – something potentially important – but you don’t want to ask, even though for the life of... more »»

Slow economy makes metals move fast

April 30, 2016 Prices were boosted by weak economic news in the United States this week and an update confirming that the Federal Reserve was keeping interest rates low. The U.S. economy grew by only 0. more »»

Conservatives for Trump?

April 30, 2016 The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him. more »»

Puerto Rican bonds and the small investor

April 30, 2016 The TV ads flash the noble faces of American retirees and urge Washington to help protect their savings. The back story is kept rather vague. more »»



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