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Due process is vital to freedom

September 22, 2016 “No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law...” — Fifth Amendment to the U.. more »»

How should student performance be measured?

September 21, 2016 Whether you are a parent of a student in one of Iowa’s public school districts or not, you probably remember hearing about the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. more »»

Will Democratic success breed Clinton’s failure?

September 21, 2016 Success breeds failure. That’s one of the melancholy lessons you learn in life. more »»

Hillary Clinton, everywoman

September 21, 2016 Every woman in my family, from my great-grandmother to my mother, was fond of saying, “A man works from dawn till dusk, but a woman’s work is never done. more »»

Questions Lester Holt should ask

September 21, 2016 Next week’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could determine the outcome of the election. more »»

Readers in Search of Help with Ants and Sharks

September 20, 2016 The best part of my job as your humble columnist is the mail I get from my loyal readers. I had to laugh today when the first two letters I pulled from my inbox requested help with ants and shark. more »»

Trump unfit for White House ... so what are we?

September 20, 2016 I know you are, but what am I?” Maybe you remember that one from the schoolyar. more »»

The Longer Game

September 20, 2016 Henry County, Georgia is one of those rapidly changing, rapidly growing counties causing Georgia to slowly turn back toward the Democrats. George W. more »»

Owing on commercial

September 19, 2016 Dear Dave, My husband and I own three commercial buildings in Boise, Idaho, that are leased out long-term. We owe about $500,000 on one and $400,000 on each of the others, and they earn $190,00. more »»

Bibi Backs Trump — on Putin

September 19, 2016 Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated. more »»

Debating the Future

September 19, 2016 The presidential debates, especially this year’s first scheduled one — at New York’s Hofstra University on the night of Sept. 26 — are really a national job interview. more »»

This year’s most consequential Senate race

September 19, 2016 From Erie in the west to Scranton in the east, Pennsylvania is flecked with casualties the stubborn economic sluggishness and relentless globalization have inflicted on industrial communitie. more »»

Apples anyone?

September 18, 2016 It’s starting to feel like fall and that makes me think of apples. Caramel Apple Milkshake 2 c. vanilla ice cream 1-1/2 c. more »»

So you’ve decided to be a write-in candidate

September 18, 2016 Congratulations, friendo! You’ve watched months of endless campaign coverage seep into every moment of your waking life and thought: I’ve got to get me some of THAT! But where to begin? You’re too... more »»

A gentleman’s guide to rebranding yourself

September 18, 2016 Frequent readers of this column are familiar with my disdain for clothing and fashion, not because I hate the industry, but because it looks unfairly so much better on everybody else. more »»

Gasoline explodes after pipe leak

September 17, 2016 Gasoline prices spiked this week after the Colonial Pipeline was shut down, closing off nearly 40 percent of the gasoline supply to 13 states running from Alabama to New York. more »»

Racial issues

September 17, 2016 Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue. more »»

Donald Trump’s ‘alleged Christian faith’

September 17, 2016 In recent presidential years, Catholics and white evangelical Christians joined in favoring the Republican candidate. A key reason was a shared opposition to abortion. more »»

What is the FBI hiding?

September 17, 2016 Earlier this week, Republican leaders in both houses of Congress took the FBI to task for its failure to be transparent. more »»

Teen driving safety

September 16, 2016 Dear Readers: School is now well underway, and you may have some TEENAGE DRIVERS in your family driving to school, after-school activities, part-time jobs and/or weekend partie. more »»



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