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Missing in action: Political reality and leadership

March 31, 2016 Every federal budget is a dream sheet. They’re all unrealistic. It goes something like this: The president lays out a slate of new programs, revenue raisers, and strategic cuts. more »»

What is instructional coaching?

March 30, 2016 To build background, we know what coaching means on the court and on the field, but what does it look like in the classroom? No, we do not typically blow into whistles or have Gatorade dumped over u... more »»

Does social connectedness explain Trump’s appeal?

March 30, 2016 How can one make sense of the electoral divisions in this year’s Republican primaries and caucuses? The contours of Donald Trump’s support and opposition don’t fall on traditional lines. more »»

A happy ending, perhaps, to the Trump lounge act

March 30, 2016 Reporter Andy Chow remembers the woman, in part, because he had been kind to her before the Donald Trump rally began in Columbus, Ohio. She had arrived in a wheelchair. more »»

News from Des Moines

March 30, 2016 The conference committee meeting on the bills setting Supplemental State Aid (SSA) for K-12 schools came to an agreement. more »»

Why should a Muslim love America?

March 29, 2016 An open letter to American Muslims: In April 1944, a Cpl. Rupert Trimmingham wrote the editor of Yank, a U.S. more »»

The crossroads of history

March 29, 2016 This weekend is the anniversary of the single most important event in human history. What came after was entirely different than what came before. more »»

5 easy steps to take your closet from chaos to calm

March 29, 2016 What’s behind your closet door? Orderly rows of shoes, neat stacks of folded T-shirts and clothes arranged by color and season? Or could your closet be declared a national disaster? If it’s the... more »»

Is ISIS faithful to Islam?

March 28, 2016 “We are not at war with Islam,” said John Kasich after the Brussels massacre, “We’re at war with radical Islam. more »»

Trump’s (mostly) good news from St. Louis Republicans

March 28, 2016 Steve Berman, a 59-year-old screenwriter who voted for Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 but enthusiastically backed Donald Trump in the March 15 Missouri presidential primary, is exactly the kind... more »»

Planning for college

March 28, 2016 Dear Dave, We have two daughters, and we’ve started thinking about financial planning for colleg. more »»

Happy Easter!

March 27, 2016 Today’s recipes are for tomorrow — using leftover ham and hard boiled eggs. Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole 1 (32 oz.) package frozen hash brown potatoes 8 oz. cooked, diced ham 2 (10.75 oz. more »»

Nothing trivial about this effort

March 27, 2016 Useless trivia? Answers to questions that have no real purpose other than to impress colleagues and friends, or the chance to showcase just how much fluff and nonsense you gathered while watching TV... more »»

Crowdsourcing caption catastrophe quelled

March 27, 2016 Cartoons in The New Yorker are funny ... well, they CAN be funny, sometimes they’re incomprehensible to those without enough New York cred to have been a staffer for Mayor Dinkins. more »»

Just for the shelf of it

March 27, 2016 Home improvement project tip #47: shelves. Each year, hundreds of unsuspecting men find themselves in a precarious position: forced to put shelves on walls. more »»

Gasoline market burns hot

March 26, 2016 Drivers won’t be happy to hear this, but gasoline prices recently touched the highest price since last summer. April gasoline futures, which exclude taxes and other costs, pushed over $1. more »»

Black and white, left and right

March 26, 2016 Much is made of the fact that liberals and conservatives see racial issues differently, which they do. more »»

Terrorists and their privacy

March 26, 2016 One inevitable sequel to a terrorist attack is seeing the ugly mugs of creeps-turned-monsters thrust before us over a multitude of news cycles. Another is a debate over cellphone encryption. more »»

Relief in a bottle

March 25, 2016 Dear Heloise: Thank you, Mitch and Heloise! Where was this WATER-BOTTLE HINT when I was spending countless hours stuck in traffic? -- Bernie in Fountain Valley, Cali. more »»

Can automakers redefine mobility again?

March 25, 2016 DEARBORN, Mich. — If Mark Fields’ theory is correct, his industry faces novel challenges. His theory about the changing role of driving in Americans’ lives is one reason Ford Motor Co. more »»



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