The watchers

The watchers

Current events have demonstrated the power of society to censor our behavior.In sociology class there was this thing called the social mirror, discove...

June 5th, 2018 |  


What about a #MeToo movement for ordinary women

What about a #MeToo movement for ordinary women

The spotlight shines on Hollywood’s history of sexual harassment of female celebrities by male moguls. Is it time to shine the light on sexual h...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Yes, I miss George W. Bush: Here’s why he looks better with each passing day

In February 2010, just about a full year after Barack Obama took office, a series of billboards mysteriously popped up along Interstate 35 in a town c...

June 3rd, 2018 |  



Cars are killing machines

Cars are killing machines

Cars don’t kill people — people kill people. Sound familiar.According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (collected from al...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


Even a ‘no doubt’ death penalty is fatally flawed

That innocent people are occasionally sentenced to die is just one of two major problems with capital punishment.Gov. Bruce Rauner is proposing to eli...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


A dark and stormy night over Portsmouth

A dark and stormy night over Portsmouth

There was a dark and stormy night more than 75 years ago, when the seldom-used Raven Rock Airport near Portsmouth became a lighted field, and by so do...

June 2nd, 2018 |  


We’re all hypocrites from time to time

We’re all hypocrites from time to time

Humans and hypocrisy both begin with the “h” letter. Coincidence or not?One dictionary defined a hypocrite as “a person who indulges...

June 2nd, 2018 |  


A year after Ringling’s demise, there’s still work to be done

It’s been a year since Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus finally paid the piper. To say that the price was just is an understatement...

June 2nd, 2018 |  


Your best backup plan

Your best backup plan

Your best back up plan is the one you create connecting with valuable persons who share your passion in life and are very interested in your goals.You...

June 1st, 2018 |  


30 years later, a school shooting survivor looks back

The kids are in their late 30s now, the second-graders who survived when a young woman burst into their classroom in Winnetka, Ill., in May 1988 and o...

June 1st, 2018 |