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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 »»

Putin’s post-factual politics

September 16, 2016 “In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. ... Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building. ... For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. more »»

Voters have a right to know about nominees’ health

September 16, 2016 WASHINGTON—The 2016 political campaign, heretofore marked by concerns over Republican Donald Trump’s temperament and knowledge to be president, has suddenly pivoted to whether Hillary Clinton’s... more »»

Father knows best

September 15, 2016 OK … this one’s for all the Dads out there! You play a vital role in your child’s development, health and well-being. But I am guessing you didn’t know how. more »»

HBO prepares another corrupt-Pope series

September 15, 2016 Imagine a miniseries that has at its center a cynical, corrupt President Obama who arrogantly tells a minister, “I don’t have any sins to confess. more »»

The ‘Deplorables’

September 15, 2016 Every now and again secular progressives rip off their mask and tell conservatives what they really think of them. more »»

BDS: Anti-Israel and anti-American

September 15, 2016 A recent event I attended on Capitol Hill opened my eyes. It was hosted by the Endowment for Middle East Truth and the subject was “Exposing BDS: The Movement That Seeks to Destroy Israel. more »»

A culture of excellence; hidden but not lost

September 14, 2016 As a school-aged child growing up in Marshalltown in the late 1960s through the early 1980s, there was no question that the name Marshalltown, whether in reference to the city or the school district... more »»

How’s that fundamental transformation going?

September 14, 2016 When Air Force One landed in China last week for the G-20 Summit, Chinese authorities didn’t wheel out the usual staircase for the president to disembar. more »»

In tribute to Phyllis Schlafly’s unintended inspiration

September 14, 2016 Phyllis Schlafly founded her conservative Eagle Forum the year I graduated from high school, in 1975. So I can’t summon a renewed sense of outrage after her death this week, at age 92. more »»

How to Childproof a Forbidden Door, Plus More Great Reader Tips

September 13, 2016 If you’ve ever needed to prevent children from closing a door and unwittingly locking themselves in the bathroom, you may know the old hand-towel trick: Throw the towel over the top of the door. more »»

A postcard from post-factual America

September 13, 2016 “Why haven’t you reported that Colin Kaepernick’s actions are due to his radical Muslim beliefs? Why are you covering this up?” So reads an email sitting in my inbox. more »»

Kids or Mosquitoes

September 13, 2016 Aedes aegypti may be the most deadly animal on the planet. It is better known as one of several species of mosquitoes. more »»



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