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When Faith and Politics Collide

October 4, 2016 Just over a year ago I enrolled in seminary. I had two reasons for doing so. more »»

Get yourself out of it

October 3, 2016 Dear Dave, I make $2,100 a month after taxes, and I have accumulated $46,000 in credit card debt. My husband makes more than I do, but he won’t help me. more »»

Trump Right on Trade Predators

October 3, 2016 Is America still a serious nation? Consider. While U.. more »»

Presidential Campaigns Are About the Voters

October 3, 2016 One of the shrewdest American politicians I both know and like, a man who has actually managed Republican presidential campaigns, was openly discouraged after the first debate between Democrat... more »»

Flo and Friends vs. The Deep Crazies

October 2, 2016 What’s better than a friend recommending some pop culture artifact (band, TV show, movie, book) and quickly realizing it will soon become one of your favorites? That’s right, being the one who... more »»

Beans, pita chips and cake!

October 2, 2016 Recently I was watching an episode of “The Kitchen” on the Food Network and here are some recipes I plan on trying: White Bean Dip One 15-o. more »»

Yoga’s evil twin unveiled

October 2, 2016 A few months ago I decided to master yoga. By “mastering it” I mean I went to a few classes, moaned in what I called “victory pain” and my instructor called “too distracting.” I understood. more »»

OPEC cuts, oil gushes higher

October 1, 2016 Oil prices jumped to a one-month high this week after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced a plan to reduce oil output. more »»

The decline and likely fall of Donald Trump

October 1, 2016 A recent essay in The Wall Street Journal described Donald Trump thusly: "Rather like the crazy boy-emperors after the fall of the Roman Republic, he may have problems with impulse control -- and an... more »»

Lock in cellphone contact info

September 30, 2016 Dear Heloise: I recently read a hint about including a picture of a handwritten note in the “Picture File” of your cellphone so that an honest person can find that information and RETURN YOUR PHONE. more »»

Donald Trump’s rise reflects America’s decay

September 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — Looking on the bright side, perhaps this election can teach conservatives to look on the dark side. more »»

Debate round one goes to Clinton

September 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — Near the end of Monday night’s first presidential debate, Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed champion counter-puncher, led with his chin when asked by moderator Lester Holt of NBC News... more »»

Excuses for losing just don’t cut it

September 30, 2016 When Mitt Romney lost in 2012, there was very little discussion of blame. more »»

Lester Holt learns his Lauer lesson

September 29, 2016 Washington Post reporter Callum Borchers should win some kind of award for the worst pre-debate spin. more »»

What we learn from black history

September 29, 2016 As the doors swung open last week to the nation’s new Museum of African American History and Culture, my organization, CURE, was hosting another separate, but related event. more »»

Marketing quality, value and results

September 28, 2016 There are a lot of ways I could have spent the past 30 years of my working life, but fortunately for me I’ve been in the business of marketing community colleges … specifically Iowa Valley Community... more »»

Domestic migration (mostly) explains partisan changes

September 28, 2016 Let’s step back, as we approach the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign, and look back to try to understand how voting patterns have changed over a generation, by comparing the 2012... more »»

If you can’t remember all your lies, you’re telling too many

September 28, 2016 Editor’s Note: Connie Schultz is off this week. The following column is by Roger Simon. Truth be told, it isn’t really about Hillary anymor. more »»

The Three Best Steam Irons

September 27, 2016 I just asked Siri,* “How do most people relax?” She rattled off a list of activities, including “nosh on chocolate,” “rub your feet over a golf ball,” “count backward,” “meditate,” and “drip cold... more »»

The Sane Alternative

September 27, 2016 He grew up in a lower middle-income household. His parents worked three jobs. In the winter they wore jackets inside because they could not afford to run the heat. more »»



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