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VHS and YouTube present: A better world

September 11, 2016 This column, from the “Best of Burns” files, originally ran on October 18, 2015 ... but it’s still relevant. more »»

The Walking Zombies

September 11, 2016 At first I thought AMC’s acclaimed The Walking Dead was a fictional horror/science fiction show about a zombie apocalyps. more »»

Oil swings on supply shocks

September 10, 2016 Crude oil staged a huge rally throughout the week as OPEC members talked again about cutting production to prop prices upward toward $60 per barre. more »»

Misleading statistics

September 10, 2016 Mark Twain famously said that there were three kinds of lies — ‘’lies, damned lies, and statistics.’’ Since this is an election year, we can expect to hear plenty of all three kinds. more »»

Trump is a phony on immigration

September 10, 2016 Donald Trump’s recent rant against all things Mexican followed hard upon his promise of a gentler approach toward most of the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally. more »»

Check out this scam

September 9, 2016 Dear Heloise: In your column, I read your advice on things NOT to do when SELLING ONLIN. more »»

In a ‘change’ year, Sen. Portman deserves re-election

September 9, 2016 TERRACE PARK, Ohio — Sen. Rob Portman probably will win a second term, despite the fact that he deserves to. more »»

Trump’s campaign is a house of cards

September 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — With Labor Day now behind us, the final drive for the presidency has begu. more »»

Couple fears son is being bullied at his new school

September 8, 2016 Q: Our son just started at a new school, and we’re afraid he is being bullied. more »»

No respect for national anthem haters

September 8, 2016 The Black Lives Matter movement is two years old, so it’s a little odd that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has suddenly become a convert. more »»

The EU’s taxing problem

September 8, 2016 Economics was not one of my favorite subjects in college, so I avoided economic courses. But I do know a few things about human nature. more »»

Waking up from minimum wage fairy tales

September 8, 2016 The minimum wage persists as a fixture in public policy discussions because the idea remains popular with the general public. more »»

A new year and a renewed sense of optimism

September 7, 2016 The start of a new academic year always brings our campuses back to life with a sense of renewed excitement and enthusiasm. more »»

The battle of the secret cabals

September 7, 2016 Anyone contemplating this year's appalling presidential campaign may be tempted to explain what's happening by applying the third rule of bureaucratic organizations, enunciated by the late poet and... more »»

Doing more to expand Iowa’s middle class

September 7, 2016 All Iowans deserve the chance to get ahead. That’s why I support opportunities for Iowans to improve their situation and strengthen our middle class. more »»

Get Pet Hair and Fragrance Buildup Out of the Laundry

September 6, 2016 DEAR MARY: I am one of your millions of fans. Your insight, tips, products and recipes are terrific. Thank you for your time and effort. more »»

Obamacare stumbles on

September 6, 2016 For years, Obamacare supporters have been telling critics of the law to shut up and fall in line. Now, they are urging them to come to its rescue. more »»

Farm Team Conservatism

September 6, 2016 This has been a bad year for conservatives at the ballot box. Washington Republicans and their allies, enabled by chaos in the presidential race, began targeting down-ballot conservatives for defea. more »»

Pardoned for the Sex Crime He Never Committed

September 6, 2016 He was accused of an unspeakable crime he did not commit. For 27 years, Earnest Leap of Oakview, Missouri, has lived with the ugly label of child molester. more »»

Conquistador Trump

September 5, 2016 In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk. more »»

 
 
 

 

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