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A shot of internet info

October 21, 2016 Dear Heloise: When you see something on the internet that you want to remember, save or forward, just take a SCREEN SHOT. more »»

Colleges should encourage a diversity of viewpoints

October 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — A specter is haunting academia, the specter of specters — ghosts, goblins and “cultural appropriation” through insensitive Halloween costumes. more »»

Increasingly desperate Trump swings recklessly

October 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Viewers of tonight’s final presidential debate should brace for an even more destructive Donald Trump performance, as he carries his desperate scorched-earth strategy to its logical... more »»

Daughter’s snide behavior has mom and dad worried

October 20, 2016 Q: Our daughter is married to a good, kind, giving man. We love them both very much, but most of the time my daughter is disrespectful and mean to her husband. He’s passive and just takes it from her. more »»

The media-Clinton collusion exposed

October 20, 2016 We once scoffed at the suggestion there was some form of a liberal media conspiracy against conservatives. more »»

The Bernie Sanders effect

October 20, 2016 Many millennials are OK with socialism, even communism, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundatio. more »»

I have a great job

October 19, 2016 I am going to make a bold statement by saying that I just might have the best job in Marshall County. more »»

Which party will hold the Senate and House?

October 19, 2016 Which party is going to control the House and hold a majority in the Senate in January 2017? Even if you regard the presidential contest as over — a proposition for which there is powerful evidence,... more »»

After Trump video: ‘This has become so personal for me’

October 19, 2016 Twenty-year-old Hana Barkowitz had never before had this reaction to a stranger’s T-shirt. “I really wanted to say something,” she told me Wednesday. “This has become so personal for me. more »»

It’s Only Too Late to Save for Retirement If You Don’t Start Now!

October 18, 2016 Does the dreaded question “How much money will I need for retirement?” tie your stomach in knots? Millions of your peers are in the same boat, having saved little, if anything at all, to supplement... more »»

America, the most civilized of nations?

October 18, 2016 Meantime, back at Guantanamo... Chances are you haven’t thought of that American gulag — or, for that matter, of “extraordinary renditions,” CIA black sites and torture — for a long time. more »»

Lessons For My Children

October 18, 2016 For the first time, my wife and I have had to consider what might happen if we both died and left our children behind. These are not the thoughts any parent likes to think about... more »»

Trump guy-talk controversy a distraction from what matters

October 18, 2016 If you’re among the more than 100 million people on this planet who purchased and was titillated by “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the best-selling novel about a sadomasochistic sexual relationship between... more »»

Mother is 95 years old; where should retirement go?

October 17, 2016 Dear Dave, My mom is 95 years old, and she’s in amazing health. Financially speaking, she has about $150,000 in Certificates of Deposit, money market accounts, and savings bonds. more »»

Anti-Catholics & Elitist Bigots

October 17, 2016 Will Hillary Clinton clean out the nest of anti-Catholic bigots in her inner circle? Or is anti-Catholicism acceptable in her crowd? In a 2011 email on which Clinton campaign chief John Podesta was... more »»

The Unanswered Question

October 17, 2016 Eleven years ago, the re-elected George W. Bush was president, and Hillary Clinton was both the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from New York and the first spouse of a president in U.S. more »»

Festive fare for a fall meal

October 16, 2016 I am planning a fall get-together for friends and these are the recipes I am planning on making. Crunchy Onion Chicken Recipe 1-1/3 c. more »»

Machina ex McDonald’s

October 16, 2016 Due to an unforeseen illness columnist Wes Burns is off this week. Please enjoy this classic column from the “Best of Burns” file. It was late, it had been a long day, and I had skipped dinner. more »»

An apology to the lady using the thigh machine

October 16, 2016 Dear Woman Using the Thigh Squeezer Machine I Accidentally Glanced at in the Eyeballs, First off, I have to say, my bad. My complete and total bad. more »»

Corn rallies, despite record harvest

October 15, 2016 Corn prices topped $3.58 per bushel on Friday morning, the highest price in almost three months. Corn is accelerating higher, even as a record crop is coming in out of the field. more »»



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