| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:02 PM
The nation needs to better acknowledge and support the efforts of the "hidden heroes" from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: the estimated 1.1 million civilian, volunteer caregivers tending to the needs of wounded and disabled veterans, according to...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House.
For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:05 AM
Good morning and welcome to a fairly sleepy morning on the Internet. Twitter is mostly concerned with heady topics like Happy Hump Day and #ILoveMyPhone, but there are a few news stories bubbling up.
The lovely ladies of the annual Victoria Secret...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Time for another round of hugs and slugs.
We start with a big round of slugs for everyone involved in the NorthStar charter-school fiasco — one of the worst examples of education "reform" this state has ever seen.
Revelations in this mess...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:05 PM
The U.S. National World War II Memorial opened on the Mall in Washington in 2004 — too late for most of the war's veterans.
At the time of the memorial's dedication, it was estimated that only a quarter of the 16 million Americans who served in...
| Sep 29, 2013
Re "Republicans searching for Plan B," Sept. 26
Listening to the procession of Republicans in the last two years is like playing whack-a-mole: As fast as the American public knocks one down, another one pops up. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul,...
| Oct 2, 2013
Re "Congress fails to stop shutdown," Oct. 1
A sect of the Republican Party has again flexed its political muscle and effectively shut down the government because it doesn't feel it necessary for those without healthcare insurance now to be able to...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For Republicans thinking of running for president in 2016, one imperative may be rising fast: not to be Bob Dole.
The former Kansas senator was the party’s nominee for president in 1996, in the campaign that followed the last big government...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:10 PM
After more than 1,500 people have signed a petition, the Wichita City Council said it will appoint a council to look into naming its airport after President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Jan Harrison, a morning radio host, gave a formal presentation to the City...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:50 AM
The question may seem premature, since the threat of a debt-ceiling breach and a government default still darkens America's skies, like a thunderhead.
Yet Tuesday's utter collapse of the House Republican caucus surely demonstrates the severe...