The retired general who stopped a Wall Street coup

The retired general who stopped a Wall Street coup

General Smedley Butler blew the whistle on a millionaire-led effort to oust FDR and the New Deal.Many Americans would be shocked to learn that politic...

June 4th, 2018 |  


‘If reality is altered, what can we believe in?’

‘If reality is altered, what can we believe in?’

“If Reality Is Altered, What Can We Believe In?”In 1994, that was the headline of the first column I ever wrote about the manipulation of ...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Congress made it harder to give teachers raises

Congress made it harder to give teachers raises

In just a few months, we’ve seen teachers in five states walk out of the classroom to protest their abysmal pay.Stingy state budgets are mostly ...

June 4th, 2018 |  



Fighting back in the war on the poor

Fighting back in the war on the poor

In many ways, things are harder now than they were 50 years ago.What’s the first thing that you think of when you think of Martin Luther King, J...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


It is human issue, not a political issue

It is human issue, not a political issue

The fight against pipelines can unite progressives and libertarians, city folk and country folk.I almost cried at a press conference, watching a mothe...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


Let’s talk about the ‘kinda racist’ words

Let’s talk about the ‘kinda racist’ words

Were your parents racists? Were your grandparents racists? How do you know the answer to this question? What’s the story behind your response?I ...

June 2nd, 2018 |  


Remembring Dorothy Tidd

CEDARVILLE — Dorothy Andrews Tidd, born in 196 in Cedarville, lived in Greene County her entire life She was a secretary for the Greene County L...

June 1st, 2018 |  


The lesson I learned growing up Jewish

The lesson I learned growing up Jewish

I was told again and again to stand up when someone’s being mistreated. So I realized I had to stand up for Palestinians.Now that Israel has kil...

June 1st, 2018 |  


How some streets in Fairborn were named

How some streets in Fairborn were named

Some street names seem to appear in almost every community. Streets such as Main, Central, Second, Third and so forth are not unique to any particular...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Journalists are activists for truth

Journalists are activists for truth

When reporters can do their work, democracy flourishes. When they can’t, it flounders.President Trump has prompted a new era of attacks on journ...

June 1st, 2018 |