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Frankly, King is in bounds with 'robo-calls'
Did you get a tape-recorded message on the phone from Rep. Steve King last week?
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Hitting college campuses with all the right moves
It’s time for the annual college column.
Pity the white man who can barely afford his boat for the taxes
If you are a black woman drinking a cupful of lead in Flint, Michigan, you could think America passed you by and left you for dead. If you lived on South Dakota’s Rosebud Reservation, you could resent the fact that your land was stolen and your future is locked behind the gates. But if you’re a white guy living in Storm Lake, what gives with the angry routine?
News for free? Not possible
When I determined, as an idealistic teenager, that I wanted to be a writer, an uncle warned me that if I majored in English, I’d be flipping burgers for the rest of my life.
Enough is enough! Put down your cellphones, show some love
I might need to “unfriend” a whole lot of folks soon.
Trump, he is all he can be
One of my favorite comedians is Jake Johannsen.
The people outside the cage
At a pivotal moment in “Mean Girls,” Lindsay Lohan discovers the all-important answer to a tough math question.
Don’t assume the worst of police officers
Since the recent mass murder of the Dallas, Texas, police officers, I have been asked for my thoughts on the matter by several members of the public. What is written here is my take on things only, though I suspect much of it closely parallels the beliefs of many fellow officers.
Thanks, Trump. Third World antics emerge in Arcadia, Iowa, parade
A 1941 International firetruck graced a summer field adjacent to U.S. Highway 30 here in western Iowa.
Specific Times Herald reporting on crime protects our families
As your elected prosecutor, I am required to balance my duties to enhance public safety while maintaining the integrity of the criminal justice system.
Why we cover sex crimes the way we do
Let’s get one thing straight right away. Good news sells in Carroll.
Local chair: Convention showed unified Democrats focused on you
Democrats wrapped up their historic 2016 National Convention Thursday night in Philadelphia, selecting Hillary Clinton as the first woman nominated for president by a major political party.
Steve King and the ‘subgroups’ that gave western Iowa corn
In Monty Python’s “Life of Brian,” comedian John Cleese plays the leader of the tongue-in-cheek “People’s Front of Judea” in a hilarious scene satirizing oblivious, know-nothing politicians.
The Dreams Made True pageant has won me over
I’ll admit that when I first heard about a pageant in Carroll held specifically for girls and women with disabilities, I was skeptical.
King could use N-word daily, still get re-elected here
Ladbrokes, a Goliath bookmaker in the United Kingdom, and organizations like it, lay odds on almost anything. If visiting London, you can bet on the U.S. presidential election, who will win, what party will prevail (the gaming ratios range, but Hillary Clinton is favored).
Peace be with you — and with the people of Bosnia
“Peace Be With You, and With You.” With those words I recently exchanged greetings and the hope for peace with a number of Bosnians during Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Sarajevo in Bosnia. It was a special “Pope’s Mass” celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio (the Vatican ambassador to Bosnia) and con-celebrated by all six Catholic bishops from Bosnia.
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