Russian reality: Playing straight with the bear, avoiding claws

In considering the evolution of U.S.-Russian ties it is important to remember that there are advantages to good relations with the bear, a neighbor vi...

February 17th, 2017 |  


The threats to our representative democracy

The threats to our representative democracy

With so much turmoil in Washington and around the country these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the crises of the moment. These are, indeed,...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Stop the flu at work

Stop the flu at work

Ohio is currently in the height of flu season. Influenza is highly contagious and spreads by droplets in the air when people with the flu cough, sneez...

February 16th, 2017 |  


The strange myth of multitasking

The strange myth of multitasking

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is an expert when it comes to multitasking. Although I have lived with her for over 45 years, I still do not kn...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Don’t give up — keep climbing

Don’t give up — keep climbing

Beth and I have recently started a new way of life. It’s called a “fitness program!”We both want to get healthy and feel better abou...

February 16th, 2017 |  


100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Feb. 16, 1917Madison County Democrat — Dr. A. F. Green reports a new born son in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bridenstine, on the Georgesville...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

I’m a strong supporter of the work that Habitat for Humanity and their 55 affiliates do across Ohio. Habitat provides about 5,000 home ownership...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Pricey drug gives President Trump his chance to hit Big Pharma

At a news conference before his inauguration, Donald Trump said the pharmaceutical industry was “getting away with murder” because “...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Kansas City Star: Executive orders out of control no matter who occupies the White House

FEB. 8, 2017 — In 2015, Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas denounced then-President Barack Obama’s threatened use of an executive order to move pr...

February 14th, 2017 |  


The Oscars, for conservatives

The Oscars, for conservatives

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first-ever Conservative Academy Awards, brought to you from the party room of Al’s Steakhouse at the...

February 14th, 2017 |