One of my most important jobs is to advocate for working families in Ohio. Middle-class families have felt squeezed by the number of jobs going overseas, especially in the manufacturing sector. A report released last week from the Economic Policy...
Every year about this time fond memories of the day I played Santa Claus for 40 or so underprivileged children at a downtown Dayton, Ohio department store come rolling back across the years to me.
Extracting natural gas through hydraulic fracturing threatens all that's good about my upstate New York community.All my life, I've been a good citizen. I vote. I volunteer. I know my neighbors.
As smoking bans continue to expand across the United States, more smokers are taking to electronic cigarettes as a way to skirt around the law while still getting their fix. While proponents of the gadgets contend they are a safer, healthier...
This Christmas, put your money to better use than thoughtless gift-giving.'Tis the season for mindless consumerism.
If President Obama treats gun violence as a public health issue, he'll make more progress.
Winter weather has arrived and Christmas songs are playing on the radio all across Ohio. Whether we were ready for it or not, the holidays are here. As Tina and I look forward to spending time with family and friends, we are also among the millions of...
When our men and women in uniform come home from overseas, they deserve the best possible medical care. Unfortunately, they haven't always been getting it. And while deficiencies in treating physical wounds have been well documented, there has...
Delay and denial are standard operating procedures when it comes to how the government cares for vets.Heads are finally rolling because of the Department of Veterans Affairs' assorted waitlist scandals.
Is the president wavering on his opposition to “enhanced interrogation”?
A new slant on an old storyIt seems to me that we have developed a whole series of intellectual exercises that are performed frequently by the media, politicians, and the general public.
White Americans have no right to judge the outpouring of black anger in Ferguson.
Businesses are blurring the distinction between hourly and salaried employees.There are a lot of ways that businesses are squeezing worker pay. Here's a big one.
How long must U.S. troops stay in Afghanistan?
Ohioans – many of whom work multiple jobs while taking care of their children – deserve tax relief. And workers who lose their jobs or their pensions due to no fault of their own deserve help with health bills.
Remember the great song 'My Favorite Things' from the classic movie musical 'Sound of Music?'
The Democrat Senate “Intelligence” Committee report on CIA interrogation methods, which condemns the US actions attempting to get vital and necessary information to prevent terrorist attacks in the wake of 9-11-2001 is virtually aiding and...
1 Corinthians 13:4b “… [love] does not boast, it is not proud.”
When it happened, I did not want to be one of the millions of journalists writing about the tragic death of comedian Robin Williams. I wanted no part of the relentless armchair quarterbacking of commentators who so easily claimed to have the man,...
I wonder why so many retailers have the prices of the things they sell end with the number 9.You don't see many items for sale with price tags like $4.34 and $6.92 and $8.46?
A new law in San Francisco to curb erratic scheduling practices could be the first of many.
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James 2:26 “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.”
No statistical contortion can hide the growing divide between the 1 percent and everyone else.
By Peter HartEven before their recent drubbing, pundits were telling Democrats to be more like Republicans.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told the New York Times that when voters ask him about impeachment, he simply asks: “Have you met Joe Biden?”
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad news for workers and worse news for women.President Barack Obama has insisted up and down that he's willing to work with the Republicans who are taking over the Senate.
Welcome to “Things I Would Like To Do.”That's what I'm calling this SENIOR MOMENTS effort. I hope you enjoy it.Like people all over the world I have dreams
Why can't unbridled consumerism take a breather on holidays?
Drug-testing for food stamps wastes taxpayer money and stigmatizes economic hardship.
For the last several years unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have become a popular tool for everything from wildlife tracking to disaster response. But the wide application of these devices has become a hot button issue for many state lawmakers and in...
By Emily Schwartz GrecoOil and natural gas gluts are driving prices so low that drill-baby-drillers may have to hit the brakes.
Not everyone in Europe recalls the collapse of the Berlin Wall fondly — or at all.It was November 9, 1989.
Sophisticated campaign targeting and get-out-the-vote operations can't substitute for the passion, clarity, and vision that motivate Democrats to vote.
The best coach I've ever had – in sports and in life – my dad, would often say, “goals come in bunches.” I've found this to be equally true in life. Good things really do come in bunches. For my family, Tuesday,...
It seems to me that a whole slew of people in this country have gotten an early Christmas present. Just how many folks are getting this particular gift isn't clear but the number is in the millions. Yep, the most recent decree from 1600...
On behalf of the Fairborn City Council and the city administration, we wish to thank the voters of Fairborn for their support for the public safety and street levies that were on the ballots in November. We believe that both our safety forces and...
“The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be...
The military is trying to use war funds to pay for items that have nothing to do with the fighting overseas.The Department of Defense is requesting a base budget of nearly half a trillion dollars for the coming year.
Got a minute? Good.I have a question I need answered.Why do TV newscasters thank each other so much these days?Please don't get me wrong but isn't it their job to deliver news reports?
1 Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient…”
A truth-telling general admits that Washington got it wrong in Iraq and Afghanistan.Reflecting on World War I, California Senator Hiram Johnson famously said: “The first casualty when war comes is truth.”
It's never great to lead off with a cliché, but there may really be a silver lining behind every dark cloud. The hard part is that it's up to the individual to recognize and interpret it. During the holiday season, however, for some...
Last month, I organized an energy jobs fair in Belmont County, joining Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to help connect over thirty companies with people from all over Eastern Ohio. People came because they were interested in being...
Prevailing over a flood of industry money, one California city just passed the nation's first tax on sweetened beverages.
As we approach Thanksgiving, Connie and I are reminded of all that we have to be grateful for this year. For us, the day marks a chance to gather with family and friends to share a meal and give thanks for our blessings.
One of the biggest things wrong with Kansas is Kris Kobach.
The birth of a child is a cause for celebration. For most families, a new baby brings feelings of excitement and anticipation for the future. Unfortunately, one in every nine babies born in the United States is premature. For these families, the...
The FCC now has presidential backing — and a strong public mandate — to protect the open Internet.