Desperate for a win, Trump shafts his party

The news that President Trump abandoned Republicans to strike a deal with Congressional Democrats on a three-month extension of the debt limit yielded...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Dreaming and dealmaking: Turning a good idea into law

Washington dealmaking is so out of fashion that we keep rechecking the facts to make sure we aren’t dreaming: President Donald Trump and a fract...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Katrina, Harvey and a flood of memories

Every year I tell myself I’m over Hurricane Katrina, and every year I’m wrong. This year I got a double reminder that Katrina’s woun...

September 6th, 2017 |  



Why presidential disaster visits matter

President Donald Trump has clearly invested a vast amount of time and effort convincing Americans that as their chief executive he is clearly on top o...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Mighty Mercury’s message

Mighty Mercury’s message

The text said, “(kill).” I read it to my friend over brunch, and granted the shrimp and grits were to die for, but I wouldn’t have r...

September 5th, 2017 |  


Pope Francis, please don’t call for ‘peace’ in Venezuela.

Here’s the worst thing that Pope Francis could do during his Sept. 6-10 visit to Colombia: make another worthless call for peace and reconciliat...

September 4th, 2017 |  


How did whales get so big?

How did whales get so big?

Baleen whales of today are the largest animals to have ever lived on the planet and have a lot of blubber. The biggest of them is the blue whale, almo...

September 4th, 2017 |  


Canning your own home-grown vegetable relish

Canning your own home-grown vegetable relish

In the past year or two we’ve seen vegetable and fruit gardening become quite fashionable. It’s a classic case of trends coming full circl...

September 4th, 2017 |  


By Sarah MorrisonCEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

By Sarah MorrisonCEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Recent research published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics finds that managers of U.S. companies struggling to meet earnings expectations ma...

September 3rd, 2017 |  


Partnerships and ponies

Partnerships and ponies

Educators oftentimes use literature as a springboard for additional learning experiences. Many years ago elementary teachers used the adventures of th...

September 3rd, 2017 |