The Declaration, the Constitution, the Bible

The Fourth of July is an opportune occasion to reflect on the memorable phrases of the struggle for independence such as “Give me liberty or giv...

June 30th, 2017 |  


Let’s have an open conversation

Compassion is subjective and is not in alignment with the needs of the community as a whole.These were some of the closing words of the letter publish...

June 30th, 2017 |  


Magic glasses open underwater world

Magic glasses open underwater world

This recurring dream I have reveals how an acquaintance of mine, a chemist, spilled some of a concoction he was experimenting with onto a pair of sung...

June 29th, 2017 |  



There’s your sign: Part 4

There’s your sign: Part 4

As we discuss the 56 signers of The Declaration of Independence, we left off with John Adams last time. This week let’s start with Sam Adams, wh...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Wage law kills US jobs, but it’s the thought that counts

Celebrity businessman Jon Taffer saves hospitality jobs for a living on the hit TV show “Bar Rescue.” He helps small business owners reduc...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Thank you to the Daily Times

Thank you to the Daily Times

Dear Editor,Thank you to the Portsmouth Daily Times for drawing attention to the threats to the Appalachian Regional Commission (“Uniting Our Vo...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Rhetoric boils over in health-care debate

Even by Washington standards, this is a particularly dumb political moment.Earlier this month a political zealot went to a baseball practice intending...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Two wins for Trump

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow portions of President Trump’s travel ban to proceed is a much-needed victory for the administration....

June 28th, 2017 |  


Calling out the intolerant

Calling out the intolerant

Dear Editor,Hundreds if not thousands of conservative Republicans have your back on the homeless issue that has grown into a blight on our fair city. ...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Store the fat, relish the dessert

Store the fat, relish the dessert

I was fork-deep into my second piece of carrot cake and a few sips into my cabernet. I deserve this indulgence I thought, the buttercream icing caress...

June 27th, 2017 |