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 |  



Chutzpah of Samantha Power regarding Iran

Chutzpah of Samantha Power regarding Iran

My favorite example of chutzpah used to be the man who killed his parents and then, at his murder trial, threw himself on the mercy of the court as an...

January 8th, 2018 |  


Tom Noe: Ohio’s political prisoner

Because Gov. John Kasich is playing politics, Tom Noe is rotting in jail. Noe, one of 50,000 inmates in Ohio prisons, holds a unique distinction. He i...

January 6th, 2018 |  


Not all sexual misdeeds are unforgivable

The current flood of sexual harassment allegations have toppled — deservedly — high-powered businessmen, accomplished actors and seasoned ...

January 5th, 2018 |  


What Scouts, 4H’ers, prosecutors share in common

What Scouts, 4H’ers, prosecutors share in common

A Scout is: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.Scouts vow to: “do m...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Kids need a digital diet, not a cellphone

According to a recent survey by the toy company Melissa & Doug, 70 percent of parents want their children to spend less time watching electronic m...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Your Pastor Speaks: Christmas is not over

Your Pastor Speaks: Christmas is not over

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

January 5th, 2018 |  


Does speaking Spanish make one Latino?

My first spoken words were in Spanish, “Mami, yo quiero … ” Thirty years later, my son would string together his first sentence in S...

January 4th, 2018 |