The Ames Games: Bachmann eats corn dog

First it was the Newsweek cover pic of GOP presidential wannabe Michele Bachmann, “The Queen of Rage.” It was unflattering, to say the least, and widely believed to have been […]


  Sometimes the depth of my obliviousness hits me like a kick in the gut. I’m still trying to figure out how I’ve enjoyed this sunny little rendition of “Over […]

Nothing new under the sun

When I logged on this morning, the first thing that caught my eye was the Sallust quotation in the sidebar: “Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great […]

The Ames Games: DNC pounces on Romney gaffe

Let’s see now, it was … um … just yesterday when Gov. Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for president, declared, “Corporations are people.” And already, the Democratic National Committee has released […]

The power of pictures

This is Texas Gov. Rick Perry. A few months ago I barely knew his name and couldn’t have picked him from a crowd. Probably still couldn’t, for that matter. But […]

Open mouth, insert foot, choke

There he was today, Gov. Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for president, addressing a crowd at the Iowa State Fair. I wasn’t paying much attention until he said, “Corporations are people, […]