The day I truly grew up

The day I truly grew up

Father’s Day has arrived and it is a day I honestly felt I would never take part in, but when we go back four years and nine months ago, we woul...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: High school grads, your community needs you to get involved

For high school seniors, the cocoon breaks open this month.Time to fly, new graduate.Maybe you are bound for the military or a college campus. Or perh...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


Editorial: Zoo tragedy made worse by mob ‘justice’ of online comments

It would be nice if someone just unplugged the internet for a while.A mostly-unintentional trip over the big wire that connects everyone across intell...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


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 |