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Crude rebounds to $50

May 28, 2016 Crude oil prices punched to the highest price since last October, hitting $50.21 per barrel on Thursda. more »»

Commencement season

May 28, 2016 This is the season of college Commencement speeches — an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times. Two themes seem to dominate Commencement speeche. more »»

The public squalor of airport security

May 28, 2016 I was about to share my own sob story, when I read that hundreds of passengers missed their flights at Chicago O’Hare International Airport because of hourslong security lines. more »»

Veterans can fill skilled job openings

May 28, 2016 Iowa needs skilled workers to fill immediate openings and anticipated retirements over the next five years. more »»

Perfume placement a plus

May 27, 2016 Dear Heloise: Where is the best place to STORE MY PERFUME? I want easy access to it when I’m getting ready in the morning. — Lisa N. in Pittsburgh Hi, Lisa. Perfume storage is important. more »»

An independence day for Britain?

May 27, 2016 LONDON — Leaders of the campaign to end Britain’s membership in the European Union hope that next month’s referendum will make June 23, 2016, a date as luminous in modern British history as May 3,... more »»

In next presidential primary, Dems must jettison superdelegates

May 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders is pushing for concessions from the Democratic Party establishment in return for his promised support for Hillary Clinton once she indisputably nails down the 2016... more »»

Are video games harming my child?

May 26, 2016 If you’re a parent with children at home, chances are you’re familiar with the question of “to allow or not to allow”: the huge dilemma parents face when deciding if they should let their kids play... more »»

Six-figure fines for gender pronouns?

May 26, 2016 The left used to congratulate itself on being the “Free Speech Movement. more »»

A better way to run for president

May 26, 2016 The frustration of many voters over the way presidential candidates are selected has come to a head with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominees of their respective parties. more »»

Clinton policies to end pay gap would just make it larger

May 25, 2016 Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. more »»

Dear Bernie bullies, I’m so over you

May 25, 2016 In early August 1968, just weeks after Bobby Kennedy was killed, my father and I took a walk through the fields of my great-grandmother’s house and plotted my career. We didn’t know that at the tim. more »»

The Surrender of Principle

May 24, 2016 This past week, a group of conservatives were invited to meet Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in California. more »»

A ‘good time’ with Bisquick

May 22, 2016 If you have a box of Bisquick and a few ingredients you can invite your neighbors in for brunch because that’s what I recently di. more »»

Here's to the graduates!

May 22, 2016 Today we salute the Class of 2016 — these young men and women from Central Iowa who have worked diligently, excelled academically and have showcased their talents in a variety of ways that we can al... more »»

So you’ve decided to fly on an airplane

May 22, 2016 I never feel more free than when I’m moving through an airport. Right off the bat: No, I don’t have children, or a frequent traveling companion. more »»

Digging for treasure in the sugar mines

May 22, 2016 I’ve never panned for gold, but I’m guessing it’s a lot like watching my children eat Lucky Charms. And much like panning for gold, the proper equipment is require. more »»

Milk turns sour

May 21, 2016 U.S. milk futures contracts have collapsed to a six-year low as dairy farmers boost production amidst slowing consumption. Slowing Chinese demand, Russian bans on U.. more »»

Grim choices

May 21, 2016 We must frankly face the fact that the front runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally. more »»


Laurel Lions Pancake Breakfast May 28, 2016

in the Legion Building, Laurel until 8:30 a.m. Menu: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, juice. more »

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