A bipartisan push to make it fair for the poor, too

Sens. Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, and Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, are working together to address an important national...

August 6th, 2017 |  


Social security celebrates Hispanic heritage month

Social security celebrates Hispanic heritage month

Hispanics make up our nation’s largest ethnic minority group with a population of 56.6 million, according to 2015 statistics from the U.S. Censu...

August 6th, 2017 |  


Doodles can earn scholarships and technology

Doodles can earn scholarships and technology

If you have ever used the search engine on Google’s homepage, then you have experienced the various Google Doodles that highlight a particular e...

August 6th, 2017 |  



How I handle reader nastygrams

How do other people do it? How do other people deal with the etiquette of hate?Even as a kid, I’ve always seen the world as one big potential pe...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Why Trump, Congress must shore up Obamacare. And how

With the failure of Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, there is an urgent need to address the law’s problems. Whi...

August 4th, 2017 |  


When it comes to welfare reform, work works

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. This law, commonly called TANF, was historic because thr...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Ohio River catfish ready for a fight

Ohio River catfish ready for a fight

The Ohio River is loaded with channel catfish, all looking for a fight.They don’t mind if the conditions above their world are sunny or rainy, h...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


The color of nature

The color of nature

When I design in color, I seem to have favorite trees, shrubs, and perennials for specific spots in the landscape. This may be about the plant’s...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


When you hunt grizzlies and wolves, you lose tourists

The headline in the Chicago Tribune back in June 1983 was ominous. “Grizzly bears struggle to stay alive — but is it too late?” Fede...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Don’t delay regulations for electronic cigarettes

Public health advocates should be jumping for joy at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s announcement that it would explore ways to reduce n...

August 2nd, 2017 |