A birthday party is a fun way to recognize important milestones in a child’s life. Family and friends are invited to join in the fun, and everyone enjoys a day of celebration.
As I write this we just survived perhaps the biggest snowstorm of the season, and are bracing for another round later this week. It is not an April Fools joke, although it is indeed the month of April.
 For me it started with Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech in 1963 when he proclaimed: “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
For the most part, we Americans value expertise. We want our physicians to possess knowledge and experience. We want our lawyers to know the law inside out.
One of the major beauties of living in a democracy is not that we can freely vote for those who represent us, but also that we ourselves have the opportunity to be those doing the representation.
Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for myself and the staff.


Chocolate or vanilla? Following up on my column from last week, this week I chose to expound on my treatise, and use ice cream as my analogy. I promise, this is it for election coverage for a while. 100 years ago, those were likely the only choices we had if we chose to eat ice cream to cool and...
Doctors from Eddyville and Ottumwa rushed to the scene of a train wreck near Eddyville in August 1885 when news of injuries reached the two towns. The circus train consisted of several cars loaded with wagons containing tents and seats that could accommodate 8,000 audience members, as well as...
Ramsey Solutions finds employee access to retirement education increases savings and confidence A new study by Ramsey Solutions, a leading company in financial education, finds that employees with access to financial and retirement education have less stress, more savings and more confidence than...
The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it’s a good time to step back and assess this year’s election. Which carries bad news for both parties. The Republicans face a steep electoral challenge...
In the July 13 edition of the Lake Mills Graphic, a thoughtful opinion shined a welcome light on a problem often ignored but still very important to our economy—foreign earnings of domestic companies that haven’t been repatriated back into the U.S. These funds are just sitting there overseas. I...
Are you red, or blue? Many of us “regular people” would likely say neither. I am not, of course talking about favorite colors, but rather, which political party we identify with.Based on what I have seen of the two national conventions and their pregame, I would venture to guess that I am not...


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