One of the lovely things about being a writer is that I can work in my pajamas if I want.
Space. “The final frontier.” I’m just going to say it: I love space. And with recent happenings on our own little rock we call Earth, it’s really the only hopeful and exciting topic I can think to ramble geekily about—so, sit tight.
 Q: How can transparency help lower drug prices?  
Greetings from Capitol Hill: Rep. Tedd Gassman joined legislators from across the state for the first day of Iowa House Session, Jan. 14.
I cleaned out my sock drawer today.
It is abundantly evident, given the continuation of the pointless shut down of the government, that those who feel the consequences—federal workers, citizens, the lifeblood of the nation—have essentially no power or say in ending this fruitless, p

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