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From rage to reform

May 7, 2015 Another city just erupted in rage in response to a police killing. After a week of peaceful protests following the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, “Charm City” was in flames. more »»

Developing a college-going culture

May 6, 2015 I recently had the privilege of listening to New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell who emphasized the importance of our country maximizing the enormous amount of human talent that we... more »»

Clinton defenders advance an unpersuasive argument

May 6, 2015 Some of Hillary Clinton's defenders have taken to saying that voters shouldn't pay attention to the latest Clinton scandals -- the gushing of often undisclosed millions to the Clintons and their... more »»

Documentary on Kent State shootings resonates today

May 6, 2015 As a '79 graduate of Kent State University, I was eager to watch PBS' new documentary on the 1970 campus shootings, which killed four students and wounded nine others. more »»

Reagan’s lasting gift to immigrant families

May 6, 2015 This Mother’s Day, I can hug my mother tightly and celebrate with her. I’d like to thank our 40th president for that. more »»

New life for an old eyeglass case

May 5, 2015 Recently, I dropped off several out-of-prescription eyeglasses at a facility that collects old eyeglasses for medical missions. more »»

Let’s not spend money

May 5, 2015 The Maryland Alliance for the Poor released a 2014 poverty profile for Maryland. The Catholic Charities of Maryland hosts a copy on its website. more »»

Protests are fine, but policy is where change needs to happen

May 5, 2015 On the Thursday before Baltimore burned, Mr. Lee went to Washington. He didn’t have far to go. Re. more »»

God is whispering to you

May 4, 2015 Dear Dave, I was recently notified that I am one of the beneficiaries of a class action lawsuit against a previous employer. more »»

Voters prefer governors over senators for White House

May 4, 2015 In the past 94 years, American voters have elected a total of two United States senators — John F. Kennedy in 1960 and Barack Obama — president. more »»

Hillary blames the cops

May 4, 2015 Had Freddie Gray been robbed, beaten and left to die in the streets of his Baltimore neighborhood, no one would be mourning him today. No one would be marching for Freddie. more »»

It's your decision: VOTE!

May 3, 2015 As far as the proposed police building and the bond issue that would fund it, there are those in favor, some community members opposed and still others who are still trying to make up their minds. more »»

Finding Yesteryear

May 3, 2015 I may have mentioned watching some of the television shows that deal with genealogy and how it always amazes me that they can do so much within a 45 minute timeframe. more »»

Donuts, decorum and Metallica

May 3, 2015 If you really want to set the scene for this column, I suggest playing a little Metallica while you read some. And some good Metallica at that, not anything off St. more »»

Try a variety of recipes

May 3, 2015 If you have a taste for cake but you don’t want to make an entire box of cake, today I have a recipe that makes half of a cake or 12 cupcakes. more »»

Let's join the revolution

May 3, 2015 This column has tackled some pretty important topics over the years: ranging from home improvement and relationship advice to most recently the scourge that is the selfie stick. more »»

Crude oil spurts to new high

May 2, 2015 Oil prices are gushing to new highs for the year as drilling activity dropped to the lowest level since 2010. more »»

Anti-Trust law and lawlessness

May 2, 2015 We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people's mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge. more »»

Improving safety in Iowa communities

May 2, 2015 One of the most important functions of government is keeping its citizens safe. Funding for our state’s Justice System aims to provide a secure Iowa for all. more »»

Tire in the hole!

May 1, 2015 Dear Readers: If you own an automobile and drive more than just a few miles daily, when was the last time you checked the TIRES? Many readers know that the tires on a vehicle are important for... more »»



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