The broken promises of Obamacare

Republican members of Congress planning to repeal and replace Obamacare have been hosting town hall meetings with constituents and have been greeted b...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Once lost, liberal journalists’ mission suddenly found in time of Trump

Journalists “find a renewed sense of mission,” reports The New York Times.That’s nice. There is some truth to this. And it’s n...

February 24th, 2017 |  


A special appreciation

A special appreciation

Education in America is not a popular topic. It’s almost become a political issue while the most important aspect — the education of our c...

February 23rd, 2017 |  



Pre-spring fishing the float-and-fly

Pre-spring fishing the float-and-fly

With the warmer weather like we had for a spell last week it’s difficult not to think, talk, and write about fishing, which is perhaps the great...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Thanks for the memories

Thanks for the memories

“Thanks for the memories” was the song that Bob Hope ended his shows with and it very appropriately describes this past week. A lot of fam...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Open your eyes; you’re not looking at me

Open your eyes; you’re not looking at me

This is part one of a three part series about Patrick who was admitted to hospice with end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age fifty-fi...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Trump’s agenda includes hitting back — hard

Ironically, it was a billionaire businessman who broke the mold in the 2016 presidential campaign and brought a new voice into Republican politics. Do...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Supporting the arts for our sake

The National Endowment of the Arts is under attack — again. The foes are the same tired cast of characters who have assaulted the agency for the...

February 21st, 2017 |  


A conflict of interest

A conflict of interest

Dear Editor,On January 20, 2017, a group of about 30 people met at the Port City Pub for a meeting to discuss the newly sworn in administration and th...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Trump and the media: Demolition derby

The traditional media have decided not to take President Trump’s insults lying down. After what may be the strongest — and to his supporte...

February 20th, 2017 |