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Posted Jan 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Having begun in August, the continuous protests in Ferguson, MO now represent the longest period of active protests in the United States since Dr. King and Rosa Parks led the Montgomery Bus boycott in 1955.In his recent politico.com piece about “the new civil rights movement,” journalist Gene Demby confirmed what organizers from Missouri have told me: today’s protests are not disorganized or random. They have nothing to do with the few nights of spontaneous...

Posted Jan 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM

We speak of intelligence as if it resides in our bodies, in particular in our heads. It is natural to think that because that is where our brains are after all. I am going to argue against that. I am going to say that it extends beyond our bodies...

Posted Jan 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM

A majority of beef calf mortality occurs within the first two months of life. Supervision of first calf heifers and cows that need assistance is a proven method to increase calf survival. In most operations observing birth is more easily done...

Posted Jan 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM

I may be getting too old to go duck hunting. I walked a half-mile across a big field last week, then waded down the half-frozen creek to a little hole where ducks had been loafing. Where there wasn’t any ice, the rocks were so slick I...

Posted Jan 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Falling commodities prices, foreign currency values, and interest rates combined to make life less expensive for Americans this week. Lower household expenses are especially welcome after recent reports showed that Americans’ take-home pay...

Posted Jan 26, 2015 at 9:15 AM

The 28th of March, which is the last Saturday of that month, is already on your calendar. So mark that day as the day we will hold our annual Grizzled Old Outdoorsman’s Swap Meet Event, which is often referred to by the initials,...

Posted Jan 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Hype is a word often associated with advertising agencies, public relations firms and spin doctors who attempt to create, change or repair an image. Many people consider hype a dirty word, something to detest.On the flip side, hype, or...

Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 1:01 PM

I got Rip Van Winkeled last week at the AMC Theatre in Leawood, Kansas, just south of Kansas City. Rip Van Winkle, you may recall, is the protagonist of a Washington Irving short story who drinks moonshine and plays nine pins...

Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Many people in the U.S. eat out frequently. In fact, Americans spend about half of their food dollars on foods prepared away from home. Here are ways to lower your family’s costs when dining out:• Share a Main Dish.

Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM

What began as a gesture of interfaith hospitality ended badly last week when Duke University suddenly cancelled plans to begin broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer from the bell tower of Duke Chapel every Friday afternoon.The first "call...

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 8:32 AM

The pomp. The pageantry. The politics. The promises. The participants.From the sergeant at arms who proclaims the appearance of the president to the people positioned as props, the State of the Union offers a lot of sizzle...

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