Is America ready for a Muslim president?

Is America ready for a Muslim president?

Presidential hopeful, Dr. Ben Carson, recently stated that he believes a Muslim should not be president of the United States. No sooner had he finishe...

September 30th, 2015 updated: September 30th, 2015. |  


My thanks to all participants

I had the pleasure of being on The Honor Flight from Dayton to Washington, D.C. recently (5 Sep 2015), and want to express my thanks to all involved. ...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Extending Ohio’s Foster Care to Age 21

Extending Ohio’s Foster Care to Age 21

Parents prepare their children for independence by teaching them life skills that will help them make good decisions as adults. Many children, however...

September 30th, 2015 updated: September 30th, 2015. |  



Fighting Inequality at the Local Level

Fighting Inequality at the Local Level

Transit workers in Grand Rapids are organizing against pension theft and fare hikes.Inequality isn’t a condition. It’s a creation. Inequal...

September 29th, 2015 |  


It’s a funny world

It’s a funny world

It’s a funny world we live in.After 75-plus years on this wildly spinning planet I call home I’m recalling things I never bothered to reme...

September 29th, 2015 |  


A tale of unexpected consequences

A tale of unexpected consequences

It seems to me that once in a while I encounter a tale of unexpected consequences where a series of occurrences result in a situation that, when put t...

September 29th, 2015 |  


Marathon brings community together

Marathon brings community together

The US Air Force Marathon has come and gone for the 19 time this year, and it continues to grow. Approximetly 15,000 runners came to town to participa...

September 26th, 2015 |  


What do we mean by “Representative Government?”

What do we mean by “Representative Government?”

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discus...

September 26th, 2015 updated: September 26th, 2015. |  


Letter to the editor

Inquiry politically drivenEditor:I read with dismay the Sept. 9 column of Diane Ponder about the “inquiry” conducted by the Xenia City Cou...

September 26th, 2015 updated: September 26th, 2015. |  


Missing the forest for the AC

Sometimes well-meaning efforts at conservation fall short, and sometimes they’re downright absurd.Most of us care about conservation, at least a...

September 26th, 2015 |