Oh, fleeting sunrise

Oh, fleeting sunrise

Oh, fleeting sunrise, how quickly you change. At 6:45 the eastern horizon was a magnificent pink and purple paisley pattern. By 7:00 these same wooded...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


This budget isn’t dead on arrival

Every year, Congress affixes the same toe tag to the White House budget within minutes of its delivery: “Dead on Arrival.”The phrase is su...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


What do we talk about when we don’t talk about Lent?

It happens to me every year when the ground is cold and wet in March, when polite Easter talk involves pepper and egg sandwiches, and later, chocolate...

March 22nd, 2017 |  



House Republicans are getting leaned on, hard, to vote for the GOP health care bill. First came the invitations to the White House bowling alley. Then...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


The battle over who gets to vote

When President Donald Trump said “millions” voted illegally in November, he joined an old American battle. The fight over who can vote in ...

March 21st, 2017 |  


What Trump’s budget blueprint gets right

When the White House put out its blueprint for the federal budget, which is notable for outlining $54 billion in cuts for domestic programs, shrieks o...

March 21st, 2017 |  


James Comey and the art of the shiv

Late in Monday’s marathon hearing of the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey reminded the nation that he was something of a h...

March 21st, 2017 |  


What makes you eat?

What makes you eat?

There must be a powerful drive to eat. Who has time for multiple meals every day? How much of my life have I wasted pushing a cart in Kroger? At least...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Less salt — Less sugar

A sip of soup can be sublime or so salty that you’re tempted to spit it out. A bran muffin can be delicious or so sugar-drenched you lunge for a...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Planning will help you see green in retirement

Planning will help you see green in retirement

Social Security has been a cornerstone of financial security for over 80 years. As you might already know, a lifetime of measured discipline can ensur...

March 19th, 2017 |