National security and climate change

National security and climate change

On December 18, 2017, the Trump administration released the new National Security Strategy statement (Columbus Dispatch, 19 December 2017). This docum...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Your Pastor Speaks : God’s word — Be realistic, then optimistic

Your Pastor Speaks : God’s word — Be realistic, then optimistic

Did you hear about the optimist that fell off the top of a 40-story building? As he passed the 13th floor he was heard to say, “So far so good!&...

January 12th, 2018 updated: January 12th, 2018. |  


Who is the latest ‘Messiah’?

Who is the latest ‘Messiah’?

The ancient Greeks referred to the dramatic moment in some of their plays as “deus ex machina,” the god from the machine. The term, introd...

January 11th, 2018 |  



Sessions stands for outmoded, unjust law-and-order policies

Sessions stands for outmoded, unjust law-and-order policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets it wrong. On core issue after core issue — civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights, police reform ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


We’re vilifying the wrong substance

I’m a recovering addict who believes we’re vilifying the wrong substance.Only read this piece if you agree with the following postulate:If...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Speculation about Trump’s mental health is offensive

Speculation about Trump’s mental health is offensive

I’ve not been shy in my criticism of President Trump’s candidacy or his first year in office. However, I draw the line at the public debat...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Step through: January is the ‘door month’

Step through: January is the ‘door month’

“January,” a name derived from the Latin “ianua,” means “door.” Happy Door Month! We enter the door of a new year ...

January 9th, 2018 |  


People are leaving Illinois; here’s why

While imposing a stiff prison sentence on former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, U.S. District Judge James Zagel contemplated an issue that, just over ...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Romney vs. Trump in Year of the Feud?

Romney vs. Trump in Year of the Feud?

This could be the Year of the Feud.With Orrin Hatch poised to end his 40 years in the Senate, Mitt Romney may not only be Utah’s main choice to ...

January 9th, 2018 |  


No beauty pageants for my daughters

Have you heard? Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor who took down her boss, sexual harasser Roger Ailes, is the new chair of the Miss America...

January 8th, 2018 |