Reviving cash and carry

Reviving cash and carry

It seems to me that with all the scary stuff coming out about how clever and unscrupulous rascals are determined to steal our money, rob us blind, by ...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Where Obama went wrong on foreign policy

Where Obama went wrong on foreign policy

On a trip to Manila in 2014, President Barack Obama was pressed by reporters about the “weakness” of his foreign policy, especially in Syr...

January 17th, 2017 |  


King’s dream still isn’t reality

King’s dream still isn’t reality

Housing was a key part of Martin Luther King Junior’s vision for economic justice, but most black Americans don’t own homes.Not long ago, ...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Trump should surround himself with smart people

Trump should surround himself with smart people

I’m glad Donald Trump reminded everyone he is “like, a smart guy.” Because for a person who has never held elected office, he doesn&...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Another baby boom may be needed to prevent economic decline

Shortly before Christmas, the US Census Bureau put some coal in the nation’s holiday stocking. It released data highlighting a worrisome trend: ...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Resolved: Mr. Squirrel must go!

Resolved: Mr. Squirrel must go!

Comes now 2017. The Year of the Squirrel, whom you resolve to rid from your yard, your castle, and your bird feeder in the days ahead. Despite your be...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Getting the job done for Ohio

Getting the job done for Ohio

Ohioans, regardless of political party, expect their elected officials to represent the best interests of their constituents and to produce results on...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Uptown station in Xenia

Uptown station in Xenia

It has been a long time since a train passed through Xenia. Some will remember the tracks on Detroit Street. It was not unusual to be followed down th...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Why I answered the call for veterans to go to Standing Rock

Why I answered the call for veterans to go to Standing Rock

At Standing Rock, for the first time, I felt like I was finally serving the people.I lay among friends, huddled and cold in our sleeping bags. We list...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Want to govern effectively, Mr. Trump?

Want to govern effectively, Mr. Trump?

As Mario Cuomo said, politicians campaign in poetry but have to govern in prose. Now we have a president-elect who campaigned in tweets…but stil...

January 5th, 2017 |