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Let freedom ring

July 5, 2014 The 4th of July isn’t just for sparklers, barbecues, and parades: it is a time to celebrate our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, now known as the United Kingdom, in 177. more »»

Freedom, power and the conservative mind

July 5, 2014 On Monday the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that privately-owned corporations don’t have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with... more »»

Why government isn’t working and how to make it better

July 5, 2014 Government just doesn’t work very well. That’s the persuasive thesis of three important books published this yea. more »»

Does the Supreme Court know what an emoticon is

July 5, 2014 An aspiring rapper posts his lyrics on Facebook, suggesting a Halloween costume with his estranged wife’s “head on a stick. more »»


July 5, 2014 There’s capitalism, and then there’s “crapitalism” — crony capitalism. more »»

Things no one told me about sex and credit cards

July 4, 2014 I spend 40 percent of my adult life saying, “What? Why didn't anyone ever tell me that?” The topics vary from the importance of having a credit card with a rewards program (I just now got clued into... more »»

Economic freedom

July 4, 2014 A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama, speaking on the economy, told an audience in Osawatomie, Kansas: “‘The market will take care of everything,’ they tell us. ... more »»

The little giant

July 3, 2014 Back in the dark days — before the invention of cable news, texting and Twitter — there were a couple-dozen, mostly newspaper, almost all male reporters who covered U.S. politics nearly full time. more »»

Civil rights journey far from finished

July 3, 2014 But I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep” —Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of “manifold evils.” Sen. more »»

Stay cool and be safe in hot weather

July 3, 2014 Although we may see significant news about the deaths of young athletes due to heat, older adults and senior citizens are more likely to be at risk for serious effects of heat due to the body’s... more »»

Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates

July 2, 2014 WASHINGTON — At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle... more »»

Thank you Washington Redskins

July 1, 2014 Increasingly in my travels, a person will discover I’m from Cleveland and want to talk about Chief Wahoo. Thank you, Washington Redskins, for this sign of progress. more »»

Half way is still only half way

July 1, 2014 “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” — Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of “manifold evils.” Sen. more »»

GM won’t limit crash compensation

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors’ money to victims of crashes in GM small cars — provided they can prove the cars’ ignition switches caused the crash. more »»

Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul... more »»

N. Korea preparing to try 2 Americans

July 1, 2014 TOKYO — North Korea said Monday it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it. more »»

Ukrainian cease-fire expires, no extension yet

July 1, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels have not handed back border posts, laid down their weapons or fulfilled other conditions, Ukraine’s president said Monday in a phone call with the leaders of... more »»

Mental disorder not factor in Pistorius shooting

July 1, 2014 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done,... more »»

Temptation of wishful thinking on Iran

June 30, 2014 PARIS — An estimated 50,000 Iranian exiles and supporters from Europe and North America are here to remind the world that no cooperation with the brutal, expansionist regime in Tehran can possibly... more »»



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