The phrase “The Winter of Our Discontent” has honorable origins, penned first by Shakespeare to open his historical drama “Richard III” and lifted 368 years later by John Steinbeck as the title of
The coronavirus pandemic that we face today will impact our lives in many ways, both in the near term and for years to come.
This week — to be exact, on the Herald’s publication date of April 30 — is the 75th anniversary of the death of the man who, more than any other, was responsible for the deaths of tens of millions,
Meat processing plants are high risk for spreading COVID-19, and many are shutting down. Animals due for processing have nowhere to go, and they are being culled.
Two imperatives, both of them worthwhile and all-important, are about to clash in America.
Today a package from my mom and dad arrived on my doorstep. Inside I found two boxes of facial tissues, several bottles of hand sanitizers and eight rolls of toilet paper.
A month ago in this space, I noted that Iowa’s senior U.S. senator, Chuck Grassley, “has steadily protected whistleblowers.” Last week he initiated an effort to do just that.
Back in the late 1970s, I played bridge with a bunch of other guys on a semi-regular basis. We played for money.
In the past couple weeks Congress put together and adopted several bipartisan acts to help Americans through the coronavirus crisis.