① Duty may be a four-letter word, but it's a pretty necessary one, too. We can't just show up when a crisis emerges.
② America faces a serious deficit: Of power ballads.
③ Marshalltown Times-Republican editor Emily Barske offers an update on the first anniversary of the July 19, 2018 tornado
④ Check out the transcript of my interview with George Will
⑥ How are we supposed to remember Ross Perot? It's possible to envy Ross Perot (1982), to loathe Ross Perot (1992), to have no informed opinion whatsoever on Ross Perot (2002), and to respect Ross Perot (2012). But it's often hard to say that, as our opinions on people become fixed in time like a mosquito trapped in amber. As hard as it may be, it's worth trying. Each of us lives a single existence, linear in time. But to the world, we are infinite slices of parallel beings. Only one Ross Perot has passed. But uncounted Ross Perots are being remembered.
⑦ Mother lets her daughter lick tongue depressors at the doctor's office -- and shares the video.
⑧ China is coming to our neighborhood. Their government's influence in Latin America is one of the most important issues troubling the head of the US Southern Command.