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Debates 15 months before Election Day do matter

August 7, 2015 Presidential debates, even those with 10 candidates held some 15 months before Election Day, do matter. Just recall the Aug. more »»

Democrats’ trump card is The Donald

August 6, 2015 With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have reason to be... more »»

Police brutality is a problem for everyone

August 5, 2015 This will not be a column about Sandra Bland, although it could be. more »»

Guns bring about equal-opportunity mayhem

August 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — In Cincinnati, a private university police officer stopped a driver for a nonviolent traffic offense and shot him in the head, killing him. more »»

Use Cecil’s death to save other lions

August 4, 2015 Whew. Boy, are we an angry country. Seldom do I avoid the company of my fellow animal lovers. more »»

Unlike Earth, Goldilocks planet might have intelligent life

August 4, 2015 NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. more »»

‘Oven’ remark taken out of context

August 3, 2015 It’s been a hard time for politicians not named “Trump” to get any attention, but Mike Huckabee managed it. He did it by comparing Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. more »»

Will Jewish Democrats sink Iran nuclear deal?

August 3, 2015 “Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal,” headlines The Times of Israel. The members — Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steven Israel, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. more »»

Elderhostel living: Going back to school to retire

August 1, 2015 In 1971 Marty Knowlton filled a backpack full of clothes and began a 4-year walking tour through Europe. more »»

USEPA colludes with environmental zealots at NRDC

August 1, 2015 The government’s environmental rules defeat even environmentalists. Thomas Collier is a Democrat who managed environmental policy for Bill Clinton and Al Gor. more »»

Medicare is solution, not problem

August 1, 2015 Medicare turned 50 next week. It was signed into law July 30, 1965 — the crowning achievement of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It’s more popular than ever. more »»

Presidential campaign has asymmetry between parties

August 1, 2015 As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. more »»

Alzheimer’s crisis coming to America

July 31, 2015 Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it’s time to phase out and replace Medicare — as opposed to “attacking the seniors,” as one woman at a recent event bellowed out — will soon... more »»

‘Like’ factor plays role in presidential politics

July 31, 2015 Bill Cohen, the former three-term Republican U.S. more »»

America’s injustice system needs reform

July 29, 2015 The United States does not have a justice system. more »»

Many GOP messengers, same message (except Trump’s)

July 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s comment on the Donald Trump train wreck went to the heart of its damage to the Republican Party. more »»

Diaper dilemma that shouldn’t be

July 28, 2015 A worrisome trend in this country illustrates in the starkest terms how a mother’s income affects not only her baby’s health but hers, too. more »»

Why selling baby parts should shock no one

July 28, 2015 "...if we come to see ourselves as meat, then meat we shall become." -- Leon Kass, M.D. more »»

Trump lesson Bush, Clinton should heed

July 27, 2015 For those of us who predicted the inevitable, watching Donald Trump verbally wander into a field of face-whacking garden rakes like Sideshow Bob fills one with a mixture of schadenfreude and... more »»

Odds in his favor: Trump gets bump at Anger Games

July 27, 2015 The Trump bump tells us something about the state of American politics. Progressives are panting to interpret his surge as evidence of Republicans’ black hearts. more »»



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