Shut down this shutdown habit

In the last quarter century, all of us have come to know more than we’d like about petulant shutdowns of the federal government. What we donR...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


The Amazon race: Now it gets interesting

It’s no surprise Chicago made the cut Thursday as a finalist for Amazon’s second headquarters. This city is a global business capital with...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


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 |  



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 |  


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 |  


Let’s grow

Let’s grow

Column Head: Retaining Walls Solve Many Landscape ProblemsBlog Title: Retaining Walls Solve Many Landscape ProblemsOne of the most cost-effective and ...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Johnson: ARC report ‘disgusting’

Most recently the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) again designated Scioto County as having a “distressed” economy; which means we co...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Letting go

Letting go

Imagine you with endless mental, physical, and spiritual energy.Imagine you off that emotional roller coaster focused, creative, and ready to live you...

June 25th, 2017 |  


So how nutty is a squirrel?

So how nutty is a squirrel?

I heard a tapping on the glass of my bathroom window. I put my face up close and was looking into the eyes of the neighborhood red squirrel. Just behi...

June 23rd, 2017 |