In praise of competence

In praise of competence

Not long ago, I was in a meeting to talk about a public policy issue. It was a little complex, and as we considered the various angles I began to thin...

December 19th, 2019 |  


Michael Reagan: Trump tackling issues important to Americans

Michael Reagan: Trump tackling issues important to Americans

Impeach! Impeach! Impeach!Removing Donald Trump from office before he can get re-elected is the only thing in Washington that Democrats and the nation...

December 16th, 2019 |  


Teddy lived a life befitting of Ohio’s ‘first dog’

Teddy lived a life befitting of Ohio’s ‘first dog’

The Ohio ground was hard the day the governor, my dad, said goodbye to his dog.Dad always called Teddy “Anna’s dog.” I picked him ou...

December 16th, 2019 |  



Thanksgiving is disappearing

Thanksgiving is disappearing

It seems to me that our native-grown holiday known as Thanksgiving is slowly disappearing. Through the early years of our country various spontaneous ...

November 26th, 2019 |  


Justice for the ‘Buckskin Girl’

Justice for the ‘Buckskin Girl’

“I called the FBI this afternoon,” I casually told my husband, some months ago.“You did what … why?” he responded-not-so...

November 19th, 2019 |  


Recalling the Thanksgiving snowstorm of 1950

Recalling the Thanksgiving snowstorm of 1950

It seems to me that the recent record-breaking taste of winter has brought on memories of past classic snowstorms. I suppose we all have our own recol...

November 19th, 2019 |  


Phone a friend for facts

Phone a friend for facts

Years ago there was an enormously annoying show called “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” It was hosted by the enormous annoying Regis Philb...

November 19th, 2019 |  


A lesson in capitalism

A lesson in capitalism

It seems to me that with all the whoop-de-do about socialism and what it is or isn’t, I figured an object lesson in capitalism might be appropri...

November 12th, 2019 |  


Michael Reagan: No one excelled in Dem debate

Michael Reagan: No one excelled in Dem debate

Twelve presidential wannabes standing in a row on stage for three hours.Three friendly liberal journalists under-handing softball questions to them.To...

October 20th, 2019 |  


Just another ODE boondoggle

Just another ODE boondoggle

When I was a school superintendent I, like my peers, regularly received missives from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) informing us about the la...

October 16th, 2019 |