How to handle the Russia mess

How to handle the Russia mess

The recent announcement by FBI Director James Comey that his agency is investigating links between members of President Trump’s campaign and Rus...

March 31st, 2017 |  


An oasis in Vinton County’s food desert

An oasis in Vinton County’s food desert

For one in six Ohioans, hunger and food insecurity is a constant threat to their well-being and livelihood. This is higher than every surrounding stat...

March 31st, 2017 |  


Free speechon campusis essential

Silence is not always golden.When it is forced on a person or a group, it is anything but.That’s what is happening with greater frequency and mo...

March 31st, 2017 |  


The message of Easter

The message of Easter

In a few weeks, Christians all around the world will celebrate a most important holy day in the Christian faith — Easter. Easter is the central ...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Awareness is key to fighting autism

Awareness is key to fighting autism

Seven years ago, I couldn’t help but ask myself, “Why?”Why my son? Why my perfect, sweet, wonderful Max? Had I done something wrong?...

March 30th, 2017 |  


‘Trumpcare’ implosion doesn’t mean ‘Obamacare’ is fine

It’s unsettling that President Trump seemed to treat the failure of his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act like a business ventu...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Republicans not ready to lead

Republicans not ready to lead

As someone who has frequently criticized the national media’s coverage of Donald Trump and Republicans in general, I have to admit that their ta...

March 29th, 2017 |  


Those last moments of life

Those last moments of life

What would you want to be doing in the last seconds of your life?Would you want to be laughing at a joke? Would you want to be holding or kissing your...

March 29th, 2017 |  


Their view: Defunding Planned Parenthood not the answer

Their view: Defunding Planned Parenthood not the answer

Congressional Republicans, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are united in support of “defunding” Planned Parenthood. I...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Caring for those who care for our veterans

Caring for those who care for our veterans

One of my most sacred jobs as your senator is standing up for the men and women who served our country in uniform, and the loved ones who support them...

March 27th, 2017 |