River getting right for the trotline

River getting right for the trotline

At last, for the first time this year, the Ohio River has returned to summer pool – 19 feet at Portsmouth below the Greenup Dam, and 34 feet at ...

May 19th, 2018 |  


Ralph Nader, still going strong

Ralph Nader, still going strong

Like the Energizer Bunny, Ralph Nader is still going strong. He’s 84 years old.Because I admired Nader’s outspokenness for people and the ...

May 19th, 2018 |  


I ran with my eyes closed the other day. Yep! Just for a few feet, but it seemed like a mile. The parking lot I was jogging through was empty — ...

May 19th, 2018 |  



Strengthening the VA

Strengthening the VA

Any nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must be ready and able to strengthen and improve the VA for Ohio veterans.And before I mak...

May 19th, 2018 |  


Who is in your driver’s seat?

Who is in your driver’s seat?

Oftentimes you think nothing of getting into your car and taking off to your next destination or task. You think to yourself, “I have a sound mi...

May 18th, 2018 |  


Jerusalem is a beloved piece of land

Jerusalem is a beloved piece of land

President Trump’s name will be stamped on a piece of the Holy Land.According to a 2018 newspaper article in the Jerusalem Post, a small area nea...

May 18th, 2018 |  


Haspel’s torture record violates American values

When you find yourself wounded in enemy territory, as I did after my Blackhawk helicopter was shot down in Iraq, you develop an elevated understanding...

May 18th, 2018 |  


Colorful country kinfolk

Colorful country kinfolk

I stopped and laughed because the spectacle reminded me of something my rural relatives would do in the days of yore. On a side street, a man was driv...

May 17th, 2018 |  


Hold the Trump Nobel! Korea talks will be a long haul

In 1986, I crossed into North Korea for a couple of bizarre hours. That visit came to mind when President Trump announced he will meet North Korean le...

May 17th, 2018 |  


College degrees attract jobs (and fuel our economy)

College degrees attract jobs (and fuel our economy)

The job market is changing rapidly — providing new opportunities as well as challenges in Ohio.Studies show that by the year 2025, two-thirds of...

May 17th, 2018 |