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Bright lights, big city, long weekend

August 28, 2016 Feeling the need for a little adventure I spent last weekend with friends in New York City. There is an unexpectedly sizable contingent of Iowans in NYC. more »»

Lots of Smoke Here, Hillary

August 28, 2016 Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family... more »»

Lawn maintenance: Into the weeds

August 28, 2016 When you own your own home, one of the joys is you get to maintain your lawn. “Maintain”, I’ve found, is a loose description. There ARE apparently lawn police, which I was not expecting. more »»

Missing Jerry Ford in 2016

August 28, 2016 During my more than a half-century of living and working in Washington, D.C., in my semi-humble opinion, Gerald Ford was the most emotionally secure president I have observed. more »»

Data leaks are a symptom of a sick democracy

August 28, 2016 From WikiLeaks to DCLeaks, there’s no shortage of leaked data popping up online, some of it highly classified. more »»

Housing hoists lumber higher

August 27, 2016 Sales of new homes exploded last month to the highest level since 2007. The U.S. more »»

A clash of police policies

August 27, 2016 Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee’s Chief of Police Edward Flynn. more »»

Trump ‘charm’ offensive will not work with women

August 27, 2016 “You know, it really doesn’t matter what (the media) write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass,” Donald Trump philosophized during an interview with Esquire magazine. more »»

The bribery standard

August 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders never understood the epic quality of the Clinton scandals. more »»

Tracking and texting

August 26, 2016 Dear Heloise: I wanted to add to a reader’s hint in your column, which I read every day in the Orange County (Calif.) Register. Anna S. more »»

Are Hillary’s emails Donald’s lifeline?

August 26, 2016 WASHINGTON -- A judge's order that nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails from Hillary Clinton's private server may possibly be released has given Donald Trump's campaign a much-needed diversio... more »»

Hillary’s corruption is overwhelming

August 26, 2016 After over two decades in the heart of America’s spotlight, Hillary Clinton is still an unknown quantity for most Americans. more »»

Community colleges strengthen lives, families and businesses

August 26, 2016 Community colleges continue to play an important role in our bipartisan efforts to expand Iowa’s middle clas. more »»

Adult child of alcoholic addresses concerns with family

August 25, 2016 Q: I grew up in a home with an alcoholic father. more »»

Hillary Clinton’s cakewalk with the press

August 25, 2016 The media coverage of the presidential race is so tilted to the Democrats that even liberal analysts feel obliged to declare it. more »»

As the cultural war rages, can we live together?

August 25, 2016 Religious liberty concerns continue to weigh heavily on church-going Americans. more »»

Road to urban despair paved by Democrats

August 25, 2016 Riots broke out in Milwaukee the other day, and before that in other cities, each erupting with familiar sights: fire and pain, anger and looting. more »»

Sympathy for victims can be misdirected — and backfire

August 24, 2016 Victims aren’t always virtuous. That’s a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their own. more »»

Better days are already here

August 24, 2016 The annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood are already headed back to school. more »»

To ID or not to ID?

August 24, 2016 Every election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it comes to voter ID laws. This year is no different. more »»

 
 
 

 

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