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The best medicine

September 1, 2015 Dear Dave, I’ve worked in a hospital as a nurse for 10 years. I make good money working long hour. more »»


September 1, 2015 In 1854, confronted by the moral evil of slavery and the inability of the Whigs to provide clarity against it, the Republican Party formed. more »»

Jimmy Carter’s image of faith truest to what faith should be

September 1, 2015 “To want what I have, to take what I’m given with grace ... for this, I pray.”— From “For My Wedding,” by Don Henley America is a nation of faith. So it is often said. more »»

Dis-integrating America

August 31, 2015 The Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive toda. more »»

Pat Moynihan explains the 2016 republican race

August 31, 2015 Daniel Patrick Moynihan — four-term U.S. senator from New York, ambassador and White House adviser — was that rarest of combinations: a gifted public intellectual and a talented, practical politician. more »»

Mourning for those you didn’t know?

August 30, 2015 Sometimes the most difficult part about being a journalist is having to separate yourself from the story. When an event occurs, you have to remain objective. more »»

Hello Halloween, goodbye good taste

August 30, 2015 Load up the Spooktacular mix and throw a bag of circus peanuts out your car window like the garbage they are because Halloween season is almost upon us! What? Does it seem too early for Halloween?... more »»

And so it begins

August 30, 2015 For better or worse, the first day of kindergarten is a milestone of sorts, a “do you remember when” moment for parents that will forever mark a place in time. more »»

Stock futures gone wild

August 29, 2015 Stock traders are reeling from one of the most turbulent market moves in history, after a record-breaking collapse on Monday followed by rallies that were nearly as intense. more »»

Sorting the candidates

August 29, 2015 Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties’ presidential nominations next year. more »»

The odd politics of fighting wildfires

August 29, 2015 As wildfires plague much of the American West, one must ask, Who is paying to put them out? The answer is largely the American taxpayer. more »»

Name that appointment

August 28, 2015 Dear Heloise: I am a receptionist in a retirement community. Medical offices call to remind our residents of APPOINTMENTS via recorded messages. more »»

The havoc that Trump wreaks

August 28, 2015 WASHINGTON -- Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidenc. more »»

Biden's best option is to wait

August 28, 2015 WASHINGTON -- As speculation grows that Vice President Joe Biden may yet enter the 2016 presidential race, a flawed assumption argues that he can't wait much longer to decid. more »»

Son’s violent behavior raises red flags for worried parents

August 27, 2015 Q: Should we be concerned about our son’s abusive behavior? We’re constantly on him about hitting his younger siblings, and lately he’s also been hurting the dog. more »»

TV networks make waves for Trump

August 27, 2015 The fascination of the news media with Donald Trump is ironic, to say the least. For people who have long lamented the domination of Big Money in politics, these reporters are presenting Mr. more »»

The immigration swamp

August 27, 2015 "This was not a subject that was on anybody's mind until I brought it up at my announcement." -- Donald Trump, on immigration, Republican debate, Aug. more »»

Hillary Clinton and ‘Black Lives Matter’: An unproductive confrontation

August 26, 2015 Reporters and voters have so far gotten few glimpses of Hillary Clinton speaking candidly. more »»

Congressman Lou Stokes, warrior and friend

August 26, 2015 One of my most enduring memories of former Rep. Lou Stokes is from the fall of 2008, two days before the presidential electio. more »»

Do the rich rule America?

August 26, 2015 Is America’s political system controlled by a small financial elite? One former president thinks so. more »»



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