Obama missed a chance to help end capital punishment

In his final days in office, President Obama brought the number of federal prison sentences he commuted to 1,715, the most acts of such clemency by a ...

January 24th, 2017 updated: January 24th, 2017. |  


What comes next after the Women’s March?

So what’s next?This past weekend’s massive Women’s Marches across the country (and beyond) brought together supporters of diverse po...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Liberal reactions to new president are ridiculous

Before I launch into a few items taking critics of the new president to task, let me strike a blow for objective rationality: The Obama inauguration i...

January 24th, 2017 |  



What You Should Know about Ohio Firearm Owner Rights and Responsibilities

Q: Can a person under 21 years of age possess a handgun in Ohio?A: Yes. It is not a crime for a person under 21 years of age to possess a firearm. How...

January 22nd, 2017 |  


I’ve got my keys, now wheres my car?

I’ve got my keys, now wheres my car?

I began the practice many years ago. Just before I go through TSA screening I drop my car keys safely and securely into my briefcase. To date, I can r...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Don’t Lose Heart

Don’t Lose Heart

Did anyone pick up the Portsmouth Daily Times this morning hoping to be discouraged? Did anyone look for an article just hoping that someone would be ...

January 20th, 2017 |  


A ceremony of stability for a shake-it-up president

WASHINGTON — No ritual embodies the stability of the American government more than an inauguration. And no one in modern times has arrived for t...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Women’s March hardly inclusive if it excludes pro-life women

Call it the “People With Uteruses Who Hate Donald Trump March.” Or the “Birth Control, Not Self Control March.” Or the “...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Hope the pigs are not in the mud

Hope the pigs are not in the mud

“Hold on here, I’ve got it somewhere,” I said to a friend as I shuffled through a stack of newspapers on my cluttered desk looking f...

January 19th, 2017 |  


The best template for Trump’s inauguration speech? Nixon’s?

Even before his inauguration, Donald Trump has notched up at least one dubious achievement: He’ll be the first modern president to enter the Whi...

January 19th, 2017 |