Our Imperiled Democracy

Our Imperiled Democracy

Ambitious national political leaders invariably face a problem: how to get things done in the face of competing interests and institutional rules.Demo...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Rural America deserves a champion

Rural America deserves a champion

We are heartened by U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Perdue’s expressions of support for rural communities during his early days in office. H...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Trump said, “They Are Losers”

Trump said, “They Are Losers”

President Trump has renamed terrorists from monsters to losers. I agree. People such as 22-year-old Salmon Abedi who contrive to inflict such a heinou...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Repeal and replace Clean Water Rule?

Repeal and replace Clean Water Rule?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has formally began the process to withdraw the Clean Water Rule, as prescribed by executive order. Meetings ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Now is the time

Now is the time

It is a daily rush of traitorous, misogynist, racist, autocratic dissembling and craven manipulation. Impeach Trump now; Pence next. Keep it going unt...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Ohio National Guard pays tribute this Memorial Day

Ohio National Guard pays tribute this Memorial Day

COLUMBUS — This Memorial Day weekend, a grateful nation will honor the men and women who’ve proudly worn the uniform of the U.S. military ...

May 25th, 2017 |  


The Coming Crisis for the World’s Farmers

The Coming Crisis for the World’s Farmers

Remember the climate crisis? It’s still happening. Having a government that resembles a circus, it turns out, hasn’t stopped the clock on ...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Another Ohio governor’s race? Prepare for the empty promises

Another Ohio governor’s race? Prepare for the empty promises

Every four years, each candidate running to become, or remain, governor of Ohio promises that things will get better - if you elect him or her.And the...

May 24th, 2017 |  


In Praise of Local Newspapers

In Praise of Local Newspapers

No matter where my travels take me, I always seek out the local newspaper.I know. My smartphone easily provides more detail about a town than I will e...

May 24th, 2017 updated: May 24th, 2017. |  


Turns Out Running the Country Isn’t Like Running a Business

Turns Out Running the Country Isn’t Like Running a Business

Our president says he wants to run the country like a business. But it turns out running the government isn’t like running a business after all....

May 24th, 2017 |