Martin Schram: Watching democracy’s errant watchdogs – and our enduring foundation

Democracy’s decline and fall seems aided, abetted and hastened when democracy’s watchdogs fail to bark.And sometimes they include my forme...

June 20th, 2018 |  


NRA feels the pressure as corporations sever partnership ties

Major corporations have canceled their partnership deals with the National Rifle Association as consumer pressure mounts over the lobbying group’...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Jumping through hoops

Jumping through hoops

Prior to and including Jane Murray’s brief tenure as Mayor, it was a common practice for Portsmouth’s City Council to introduce legislatio...

February 18th, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  



Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

It’s February – Valentine’s Day has passed – and although the expression of love duringthis time is often shown through cards ...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Yes, ‘it’ happened here. There’s been a mass school shooting in Florida — now what?

Don’t even bother to say something ridiculous like, “It’s not supposed to happen here … “No, it’s not supposed to ...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Fix the debt by fixing entitlements

Congress just passed a two-year bipartisan spending bill that will take our $20 trillion debt and start stuffing it with deficit dynamite until it fin...

February 14th, 2018 |  


In drug crisis hotbed, hoping for action on Trump’s words

In drug crisis hotbed, hoping for action on Trump’s words

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Ohio on Monday to make Cincinnati-area stops focusing on the new tax overhaul — though s...

February 7th, 2018 |