‘Thoughts and prayers’ for Las Vegas victims not enough

‘Thoughts and prayers’ for Las Vegas victims not enough

There is, by now, a grim routine to all of this.That’s how frequently it happens, how unremarkable it has become in America for some lunatic wit...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Less Twitter, more teleprompter

Less Twitter, more teleprompter

As I watched various journalists, police, psychiatrists and other smart people on cable TV try to make sense of the senseless mass shooting in Las Veg...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Compassion for middle class will be tested with tax bill

Compassion for middle class will be tested with tax bill

Tax cuts are the political equivalent of truth serum.A typical politician can often get away with spinning wildly about economic growth, the budget de...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Be careful when hiring contractors

Be careful when hiring contractors

As the autumn leaves fill up your gutters, you might be thinking of hiring someone to help you with outdoor work. In the fall, people have need of a v...

October 11th, 2017 |  


The glass house of the NFL

The glass house of the NFL

The National Football League is a glass house that was cracking well before Donald Trump’s criticism of players who refuse to stand during the n...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Puerto Rico isn’t Texas or Florida

Puerto Rico isn’t Texas or Florida

It seems to me that in all the ruckus about how the federal government has (or has not) been responding to the damage done to Puerto Rico by Hurricane...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Don’t mess with the disability community

Don’t mess with the disability community

In its efforts to drastically cut Medicaid, Congress crossed an uncommonly tough group of people.The GOP twice failed to pass health care legislation ...

October 10th, 2017 |  


GOP base is beyond Trump’s control

GOP base is beyond Trump’s control

The conservative movement is caught in a Catch-22 of its own making. In the war against “the establishment” we have made being an outsider...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Leaf it to mother nature

Leaf it to mother nature

Now comes my favorite time of year. When fields morph into all shades of brown, filled with burrs and other stuff that stick to your wooly sweaters, p...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Remembering Thomas Townsley

XENIA — Born Pennsylvania, Thomas Townsley enlisted in the army at the age of 21. Following the conflict, he was granted land in the Virginia Mi...

October 6th, 2017 |