Our view

Monday is Memorial Day — set aside to honor those Americans who gave their lives in this nation’s wars. Lots of folks fly the flag every d...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Gluten-free not always the way to go

In recent years, going “gluten-free” has become a huge movement in this country. It’s more than just a weight loss fad — it...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Appreciating military, May and more

The entire nation honors its veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice each Memorial Day, which this year is on May 30. Locally, Memorial Day...

May 13th, 2016 |  


We need transparency and accountability

We need transparency and accountability

Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of the time I wasn’t after anything dram...

April 15th, 2016 |  


THEIR VIEWWithout funding, heroin fight can’t make real impact

THEIR VIEWWithout funding, heroin fight can’t make real impact

The U.S. Senate took a welcome turn last month in favor of treating the nation’s opioid addiction crisis for what it is — a matter of publ...

April 13th, 2016 |  


At least we’re not West Virginia

At least we’re not West Virginia

If you are reading this, there’s a very good chance you are miserable (although hopefully not because you are, in fact, reading this column).The...

March 19th, 2016 |  


At ‘peak celebrity,’ deaths are now a matter of math

At ‘peak celebrity,’ deaths are now a matter of math

To millions, David Bowie was the sexiest man alive, even when parading across the stage in a silk bathrobe or satin gown.Known for exploring the bound...

January 19th, 2016 |  


We need to find our determination

We need to find our determination

Well, 2015 is almost a memory and 2016 is on the horizon. With a new year so close, it should be noted that there is always hope.Even though the date ...

December 31st, 2015 |  


We should learn from children how to get along

We should learn from children how to get along

As 2015 comes to an end, it is far from difficult to remember the tumultuous year that was and the task that lies ahead.As part and parcel of any elec...

December 28th, 2015 |  


Honoring those who have served

Honoring those who have served

Every year, Veterans Day gives us a chance to pause and honor the sacrifices, courage, and patriotism of the men and women who have worn a military un...

November 11th, 2015 updated: November 11th, 2015. |