A wish for the new year

A wish for the new year

As we say goodbye to 2019, I can’t help but look back on the completed year and try to find something, anything, that I can take from my experie...

January 2nd, 2020 |  


Giving to community colleges

Giving to community colleges

Like never before, Ohio’s 23 community colleges are playing an essential role in the economic strength of Ohio and — more importantly R...

December 20th, 2019 |  


In praise of competence

In praise of competence

Not long ago, I was in a meeting to talk about a public policy issue. It was a little complex, and as we considered the various angles I began to thin...

December 19th, 2019 |  



Teddy lived a life befitting of Ohio’s ‘first dog’

Teddy lived a life befitting of Ohio’s ‘first dog’

The Ohio ground was hard the day the governor, my dad, said goodbye to his dog.Dad always called Teddy “Anna’s dog.” I picked him ou...

December 16th, 2019 |  


Why trust matters

Why trust matters

To me, it was a thunderclap. Years ago, when I was in Congress, we were in the midst of a tense, contentious debate. Members had gotten irritated, lev...

December 8th, 2019 |  


Thanksgiving is disappearing

Thanksgiving is disappearing

It seems to me that our native-grown holiday known as Thanksgiving is slowly disappearing. Through the early years of our country various spontaneous ...

November 26th, 2019 |  


Our taxes shouldn’t fuel China’s rise

Our taxes shouldn’t fuel China’s rise

When U.S. taxpayers send their hard-earned money to the government, they shouldn’t worry that it’s being used to fuel economic and militar...

November 22nd, 2019 |  


Chipping away our rights; one at a time

Chipping away our rights; one at a time

In October 2017, I wrote an article about what was referred to as the “Public School Deregulation Bill,” authored by Senator Matt Huffman ...

November 18th, 2019 |  


BMV makes sure you get the point

BMV makes sure you get the point

“The one thing that unites all human beings is that deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.”— Dave Barry...

November 15th, 2019 |  


A lesson in capitalism

A lesson in capitalism

It seems to me that with all the whoop-de-do about socialism and what it is or isn’t, I figured an object lesson in capitalism might be appropri...

November 12th, 2019 |