Each Wednesday members of this editorial board gather and talk through the important stories of the week. We hope to craft intelligent responses to current events that might serve some useful purpose.
For the last few weeks, weather has been in the big story in America's Heartland.
We believe the area has trundled through enough bitter cold, snow and wind and those irritating "calamity days" from school. Even the kids are tired of it.
If winter's here, can spring be far behind?