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  • Column: Corndogs at the ready

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Aug. 4, 2016 The corn dogs are battered and already ...
    Aug. 7, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • The Trump Budget

    Remember President Trump’s “terrible” budget cuts?“Promises Little but Pain,” warned The New York Ti ...
    Aug. 7, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Trump’s losing it

    Republican Congressional leaders, conservative journalists and Trump’s core base are becoming less and less enamored with our 45th president. As David ...
    Aug. 7, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Time to buff the goobers

    It’s a problem that dates back several generations... unloading the dishwasher.I remember my mom get ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Republicans are right: Going to college hurts

    Going to college is a good thing, right? That’s at least what I was told as a kid, and what led me to get a college degree. I was the first one in my ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Don’t trust business with education

    Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick are lucky: They inherited a big chunk of the multi-billion-dollar fortune that Dick’s dad Richard amassed through his ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Dining in Newton

    Since moving to Newton, I have received a number of restaurant suggestions. I try not to eat out all the time. It’s a money-saver, but it’s a little b ...
    Aug. 3, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Engagement with North Korea works

    Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are at an all-time high — and continue to escalate following North Korea’s test of a missile that can suppos ...
    Aug. 3, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • All the chickens come home to roost

    I love my hens. They’re ISA Browns. The literature on them said they are, “A docile bird, extremely easy to work with.” They are all of that and then ...
    Aug. 3, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • On electric cars, the U.S. is stuck in the slow lane

    The French government recently announced a plan to ban sales of new gas-powered cars by 2040. Not to be outdone, the UK government is now rolling out ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Instability Is Not Unpredictability

    One of the great myths about President Trump is that America’s enemies would fear him because he is predictably unpredictable. Trump himself stated du ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Iowa nice

    We talk a lot these days about what it means to be “Iowa nice.” I suppose that’s something we can thank Scott Siepker, the Iowa Nice Guy for. When he’ ...
    Aug. 2, 2017 - 10:25 am
  • Column: Celebrating Old Settlers

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Aug. 9, 2016. Another Old Settlers has come and gon ...
    Aug. 1, 2017 - 12:44 pm
  • What I learned at Pride

    Like many cities, San Diego holds its Pride Parade every summer. As a straight woman who hates traffic and crowds, I’d never gone before. This summer ...
    Aug. 1, 2017 - 11:58 am
  • Trump sings the rainbow

    “Red and yellow and pink and green/ Purple and orange and blue/ I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow...”
    Aug. 1, 2017 - 11:58 am