Gov. Eric Greitens can’t stay in hiding if he wants to keep his job

It’s time for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to come clean and break his silence on the black cloud enveloping his administration.A week has passed...

January 21st, 2018 |  


After the Perris nightmare, it’s time to monitor home-schools more closely

Every once in a while, a horrible story involving home-schooled children grabs the public’s attention. Most recently, a Perris, Calif., couple a...

January 21st, 2018 |  


The U.S. Virgin Islander Americans

The U.S. Virgin Islander Americans

Media coverage of the recent hurricanes reminded us that inhabitants in the United States Virgin Islands are our fellow citizens. I went to the Intern...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Opioid Addicted Babies in Appalachia

Opioid Addicted Babies in Appalachia

When I think about the opioid addicted babies and how to prevent the problem, a traditional parable/story attributed to a man named Saul Alinsky comes...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Don’t be rude

Don’t be rude

A friend of mine has fished the Ohio River right on through the winter and caught fabulous numbers of sauger and walleye.He’s done it when the r...

January 20th, 2018 |  


Self-dealing by nursing home owners threatens patient care

The outsourcing of logistical support services, which became commonplace in the U.S. military in the 1990s and later was adopted by state prison syst...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Puerto Rico’s lingering calamity

In the best of times Puerto Rico suffers the pangs of poverty. The island’s 3.4 million residents struggle to keep afloat. Government teeters on...

January 17th, 2018 |  


The last straw

Every day Americans use — and almost immediately discard — up to half a billion plastic beverage straws. At least, that’s the figure...

January 17th, 2018 |  


What took so long with the Sandy Hook Report

It’s outrageous that it has taken Connecticut State Police five years to release their “after-action report” on the Sandy Hook Eleme...

January 17th, 2018 |  


False Alarm

False Alarm

Our daughter was born in July and when the calendar flipped over to December, I excitedly took her to Camp Pendleton for her first Santa picture. Each...

January 16th, 2018 |