Congressional plans to defund Planned Parenthood are irresponsible

A bad idea pasted on top of another wrongheaded move: Cutting federal funding for Planned Parenthood as part of the proposed repeal of Obamacare.Women...

January 11th, 2017 |  


When actors are left unscripted

When actors are left unscripted

One wonders, at what point during Acting College are pupils taught that part of their job is to share their political opinions with the world?Sadly, m...

January 11th, 2017 updated: January 11th, 2017. |  


In session: The GOP-led Congress faces internal divisions

The 115th Congress began its work Tuesday, less than three weeks in advance of the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20. Republicans hold a 52-seat...

January 11th, 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 10th, 2017 |  


Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

The advances made by the scientific and medical communities over the past few decades have been incredible. In just the past 30 years, life expectancy...

January 10th, 2017 updated: January 10th, 2017. |  


In the face of adversity, we remain #BuckeyeStrong

In the face of adversity, we remain #BuckeyeStrong

For far too many Americans, the simple mention of “health care” causes stress. Daunting medical bills and complex bureaucratic systems tha...

January 7th, 2017 |  


This week’s column is for the birds

This week’s column is for the birds

Chilly winter weather has finally arrived! My daughter, Julia, has been excitedly waiting and waiting for the first snow. Finally, a week ago, we got ...

January 7th, 2017 |  


Decisions influenced by family and friends

Decisions influenced by family and friends

This brand new year, 2017, is upon us ready or not. It’s a clean slate, in that most of us have 358 more days in front of us on which to make ou...

January 7th, 2017 |  


Court ruling balances the scales of justice

The vast majority of people convicted of crimes and sentenced to prison are found guilty based on the evidence against them. But sometimes an innocent...

January 6th, 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 6th, 2017 |