The Republican Party has suggested it a) is the party of law and order, b) is the party of personal responsibility, and c) holds wrong-doers accountable while Democrats “coddle” wrong-doers.
There are some high-minded legal principles written into Iowa laws and rulings by our state’s Supreme Court.
"Some memories stick to us like super glue in our memories, others get buried deep and we have to strain to recall them... some naturally transition into action, unbidden when the need arises."
I was going to stay away from this subject. I try to tell myself I don’t do it anymore, and I don’t care. But, I guess when you put on a badge, and take an oath, you can take it off visibly, but, inside, it’s always part of you.
According to the history books, the toughest job facing America’s founding fathers was the problem of just how to elect a president and vice president of the United States. Thus, after much debate, they solved their problem by the adoption of Article II, Section I into the United States Cons…
This Thanksgiving it was not a 20-pound turkey, more like a 13-pounder. It was only my husband and I. The green bean casserole was diminished also, as was the stuffing mix (which I adore). Interestingly enough, there was left over cranberry sauce and that alone should paint the picture for you.
The global pandemic has created a major shift to buying products from big online retailers. On the flip side, there has also been an increase in awareness as to where we buy products and services to support local businesses. I ask you to consider how you spend your money.
“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”-James Herriot
It was Christmas in Southern California during the mid-60s. Having just moved to Redondo Beach, my husband Jim, nine-month-old daughter and a six-month-pregnant me had rented an upstairs apartment mere blocks from the roaring Pacific.
The way things are going in Washington D.C. these days, President-elect Joe Biden’s and Vice President-elect’s Kamala Harris’s swearing-in ceremonies on Jan. 20, 2021 at noon on the west lawn of the Capitol building may be somewhat out of the ordinary. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John…
It was after dark one summer evening years ago when I heard the roar of automobile engines down below my house on two-lane Siloam Road. The cars started their east-bound side-by-side drag strip race just inside the city limits at the small bridge over a tributary creek that flows into Elk Ru…
“Let’s go down to the Sunset Grill.”- “Sunset Grill” by Don Henley.