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Arizona, not Trump, shows Republicans the way on immigration

March 2, 2016 In last Thursday’s slam-bang Republican debate everyone saw Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz do a fine job of demonstrating Donald Trump’s ignorance and inconsistencies. more »»

We journalists helped to build monster Trump

March 2, 2016 Let us review. Donald Trump on former prisoner of war John McCain: “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured. more »»

Student success relies greatly on student engagement

March 2, 2016 Marshalltown Community College (MCC) recognizes the impact of students’ broader experiences, not restricted to those shaped by curriculum only. more »»

If Obama wasn’t ‘black’ before, he certainly is now

March 1, 2016 Today’s column is for the benefit of one Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson. He shouldn’t need what follows, but obviously does. more »»

How much must we compromise our values?

March 1, 2016 Robert Jeffress is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX. Jerry Falwell, Jr. is the President of Liberty University and son of moral crusader Jerry Falwell. more »»

Cheap, easy and magical soap scum remover

March 1, 2016 DEAR MARY: Some time ago you gave your readers a cleaning formula you received from a professional housekeeper. The formula sounded way too simple to be effective. more »»

Should retirees move investments to a CD?

February 29, 2016 Dear Dave, My wife and I are in our early 70s, and we’re retired. We have about $136,000 in corporate bonds and $200,000 in mutual funds. more »»

Who has a ‘glass jaw’?

February 29, 2016 Immediately after the combative Houston, Texas, Republican debate, Donald Trump, the clear front-runner for the 2016 GOP nomination, sought to dismiss Florida Sen. more »»

Hillary vs. The Donald

February 29, 2016 In a Hillary Clinton vs. more »»

Moving forward ... together

February 28, 2016 “When one door closes, another opens ...” “When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.” How about “When the garage door closes, don’t back your car out at the same time. more »»

Some doughy good recipes

February 28, 2016 Like many of us I have a bread machine and like many of us, I haven’t used it for ages. So, today I have a recipe that might just make you dust off that machine. more »»

Trumpalytes and the creeping neonihlism

February 28, 2016 It has been 28 days since I have written about Donald Trump and therefore am derelict in my duties as a columnist. more »»

Fixing plumbing is a pipe dream

February 28, 2016 I don’t mean to brag, but I’m probably the handiest guy currently in my living room (sorry wife, sister-in-law, baby and cat!). Wait, Mike Rowe just came on the TV trying to sell me a Ford. more »»

Refinery cutbacks supercharge gasoline

February 27, 2016 Gasoline prices jumped this week after data showed that U.S. gasoline stockpiles fell for the first time in nearly four months, a sign that demand has finally caught up with supply. more »»

Paranoid politics

February 27, 2016 Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the validity — or lack of validity — of the arguments these... more »»

Don’t bury our cities in megatowers

February 27, 2016 Many longtime residents of San Francisco, Miami and other hot U.S. cities complain of “Manhattanization” when developers put up 20- or 30-story apartment complexes. more »»

Senate votes to make Iowa preschool available to more kids

February 27, 2016 Since 2007, Iowa has offered voluntary preschool throughout the state. The initiative has helped prepare more students to be successful learners. more »»

Touting tulips!

February 26, 2016 Dear Readers: TULIPS are beautiful and such an amazing flower. I love them, even though they may not last as long as hardier flowers. more »»

Trump relishes wrecking Republicans

February 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — Lyndon Johnson simply was exasperated. Barack Obama’s mischief was methodical. more »»

Jeb Bush, Donald Trump’s unwitting enabler

February 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — The humiliating demise of Jeb Bush’s presidential candidacy resulted from his willingness to make himself a sacrificial lamb to save the Republican Party from Donald Trum. more »»



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