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Ethanol: A love story

Ethanol: A love story

The agriculture secretary’s love affair with the biofuel industry is fleecing taxpayers. It’s a timeless story of teenage romance: pledging …

August 29th, 2015 |  

The sentence they don’t tell you about

The sentence they don’t tell you about

The government’s petty harassment didn’t end after I served time for being a whistleblower. Eight years ago I blew the …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Do the rich rule America?

Do the rich rule America?

Our campaign finance system isn’t just sending us toward a new Gilded Age — it’s a new Platinum Age. Is …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Homes for sale

Homes for sale

Some mornings when I don’t have anything better to do I check out the “Homes for Sale” advertisements in my …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Big Ag spars with the first amendment

Big Ag spars with the first amendment

Animal abuse isn’t only a problem when people find out about it. The First Amendment may be inconvenient to some …

August 27th, 2015 |  

An extraordinary diplomatic feat

An extraordinary diplomatic feat

Obama may have stopped a war with Iran before it started, but stopping a war isn’t the same as peace. …

August 27th, 2015 |  

The gangsters of the digital age

The gangsters of the digital age

Recently, after watching a news story on the subject, my father, who recently turned 82 years old, asked me about …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Who’s the real troublemaker in the Middle East?

Who’s the real troublemaker in the Middle East?

Iran’s no democratic paradise, but Washington’s Saudi allies are even worse. Except for maybe the Affordable Care Act, nothing gets …

August 25th, 2015 |  

A distinctive American custom

A distinctive American custom

It seems to me that a wide assortment of “American” products, music and all kinds of stuff have shown up …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Remembering Professor EB Cox

FAIRBORN – Edwin Bruce Cox was born in Osborn (now Fairborn). He graduated from Wesleyan College and came to Xenia …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Make hay while the sun shines

Make hay while the sun shines

You’ve probably heard the old adage, “you’ve got to make hay while the sun shines,” but do you know what …

August 20th, 2015 |  

Turning potential into a reimagined Fairborn

Turning potential into a reimagined Fairborn

Most people choose where they will live for its location and potential to meet their family needs or special interests. …

August 20th, 2015 |  

Five laws that made America a better place

What Congress accomplished in 1965 puts today’s lawmakers to shame. Our country has no shortage of big problems. While big …

August 19th, 2015 |  

The drill is gone

The drill is gone

GOP hopefuls are paying close attention to energy policy even if they’re mum about it. When Barack Obama won the …

August 19th, 2015 updated: August 19th, 2015. |  

Transforming our country

Transforming our country

It seems to me that this country is undergoing a major transformation – changes that affect us in many, many …

August 19th, 2015 |  

Still no justice for military women

Still no justice for military women

Congress refuses to support military sexual assault victims, but the Navy at least is taking matters into its own hands. …

August 18th, 2015 |  

Holder proves you can go home again

Holder proves you can go home again

In a way, the former attorney general never really left his powerhouse corporate employer. Novelist Thomas Wolfe famously wrote: “You …

August 18th, 2015 |  

Throwing public education

Throwing public education

Today’s fee frenzy is a race to nowhere. Public education used to be, you know, public — an essential societal …

August 15th, 2015 |  

Memories of Dale Huffman: The Godfather

Memories of Dale Huffman: The Godfather

I lost a dear friend recently, the community a local legend. You knew him as Dale Huffman, writer for the …

August 15th, 2015 |  

What’s the end game?

What’s the end game?

There’s a point at which the quest for more money is no longer worthwhile. I was researching a billionaire who …

August 15th, 2015 updated: August 15th, 2015. |  

What has happened to the penny?

What has happened to the penny?

Oh, sure, one-cent pieces still exist but the truth is you need a bunch of them to buy anything in …

August 14th, 2015 |  

What happened on V-J Day

What happened on V-J Day

“Eleanor hates war, I hate war and even our dog Fala hates war” is the quote attributed to President Franklin …

August 14th, 2015 |  

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