Alt-right’s despicability doesn’t make ‘antifa’ the good guys

Alt-right’s despicability doesn’t make ‘antifa’ the good guys

Fighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn’t necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact....

August 30th, 2017 |  


The true believer

The true believer

It seems to me that the seemingly ever-increasing growth and unification of a variety of groups and their activities are beginning to define and clari...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Stop the buzz killing beer barons!

Stop the buzz killing beer barons!

Next time you reach for a cold beer on a hot summer day, you’ll have some uninvited drinking buddies: the beer barons.Two conglomerates now cont...

August 29th, 2017 |  


Empowering the taxpayers to follow the money

Empowering the taxpayers to follow the money

As Treasurer of Ohio, I believe taxpayers have a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent. All too often, we the people aren’t able t...

August 28th, 2017 |  


America in the mirror of Charlottesville

America in the mirror of Charlottesville

Racism, exposed once more in the terror visited on Charlottesville, Va., still scars America. Hundreds of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, klansmen and ...

August 28th, 2017 |  


What happened to all those foreclosed houses?

What happened to all those foreclosed houses?

We know that millions of American families lost their homes after Wall Street’s 2007 financial crash. But where did all those houses go?It turns...

August 28th, 2017 |  


Don’t lie to poor kids about why they’re poor

Don’t lie to poor kids about why they’re poor

Those at the bottom — and the top — deserve to know why their experiences are so different.Work hard and you’ll get ahead — th...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Remembering Robert Spahr

XENIA — Born in Xenia Township in 1843, Robert Spahr enlisted in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the age of 17 for a three year period. He took p...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Afghanistan: A bottomless pit?

Afghanistan: A bottomless pit?

President Trump is not the first U.S. leader to pivot when it comes to foreign policy. His speech Monday night before American military personnel at F...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Dick Gregory understood the political power of comedy

Dick Gregory understood the political power of comedy

Dick Gregory died last weekend at age 84 after leading a bunch of lives.He was at various times a stand-up comedian, social critic, political activist...

August 24th, 2017 |