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There is a tension visible in virtually every Democratic presidential contender’s campaign. At last Thursday’s debate in Houston, candidates offered hopeful, optimistic appeals for national unity—along with ferocious attacks on President Trump. Some even added denunciations of America. In co…

On a Monday evening last November, a dedicated group of shoppers sipped wine and pored over hundreds of unique rings, bracelets and necklaces at a downtown Des Moines eatery.

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It’s scarcely over yet, this effort to grab President Donald Trump around the head for things that weren’t his fault, drag him through the mud and say, there, we’ve got him now.

What to do about Afghanistan? It’s a problem so complex that even ardent Trump critics might muster a little sympathy for his predicament.

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, society pumps garbage into the heads of impressionables who have neither the mental capacity nor the physical maturity to handle the onslaught in a reasoned, rational manner.

On the first day of September, a diverse flock of worshipers shared their hardships and successes at the Sunday morning bilingual service at Trinity Las Americas church in Des Moines.

During the 1980s, my brother Teddy was a volunteer firefighter with our local firehouse. I remember more than a few late nights when an alarm would go off and Teddy would jump into his 1976 Monte Carlo and rush to the firehouse or, more frequently, just run the block and a half up the street.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump was asked whom he talked with consistently about foreign affairs. “My primary consultant is myself,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

President Donald Trump and his third national security adviser, John Bolton, seemed to be in lockstep. Sort of. Trump didn’t really want a traditional national security adviser. And Bolton didn’t really want to perform the role of a traditional national security adviser. A perfect match — no…

DUBLIN — “When would you like to schedule your knee replacement surgery?” asked my American doctor before I left for Ireland? I gave him a date that works for me (I’m calling it the result of an old basketball injury, not advancing age). His office scheduled it for that date.

With fall coming on, it already feels as if only former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders can win the Democratic nomination for president.

Recently

It’s scarcely over yet, this effort to grab President Donald Trump around the head for things that weren’t his fault, drag him through the mud and say, there, we’ve got him now.

What to do about Afghanistan? It’s a problem so complex that even ardent Trump critics might muster a little sympathy for his predicament.

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, society pumps garbage into the heads of impressionables who have neither the mental capacity nor the physical maturity to handle the onslaught in a reasoned, rational manner.

On the first day of September, a diverse flock of worshipers shared their hardships and successes at the Sunday morning bilingual service at Trinity Las Americas church in Des Moines.

During the 1980s, my brother Teddy was a volunteer firefighter with our local firehouse. I remember more than a few late nights when an alarm would go off and Teddy would jump into his 1976 Monte Carlo and rush to the firehouse or, more frequently, just run the block and a half up the street.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump was asked whom he talked with consistently about foreign affairs. “My primary consultant is myself,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

President Donald Trump and his third national security adviser, John Bolton, seemed to be in lockstep. Sort of. Trump didn’t really want a traditional national security adviser. And Bolton didn’t really want to perform the role of a traditional national security adviser. A perfect match — no…

DUBLIN — “When would you like to schedule your knee replacement surgery?” asked my American doctor before I left for Ireland? I gave him a date that works for me (I’m calling it the result of an old basketball injury, not advancing age). His office scheduled it for that date.

With fall coming on, it already feels as if only former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders can win the Democratic nomination for president.