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Nancy Reagan epitomized class as first lady

March 17, 2016 Why does it take death to bring us together? Why not life? Watching Nancy Reagan’s funeral on television, the front-row tableau was a picture of unity, in form, if not in substance. There was Gov. more »»

Cleaning up world’s oceans, one bin at a time

March 16, 2016 Imagine jumping into a swimming pool and surfacing to find used plastic bags, fast food cups and food waste floating throughout. more »»

Conspiracy engulfing Sea Island

March 16, 2016 Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was black with corporate jets. more »»

Trump is Billy Mays of the GOP

March 14, 2016 The presidency has been occupied by lawyers, ex-generals, a former actor and even a peanut farmer, but never before by a pitchman. Donald Trump seeks to become the first. more »»

Bidding farwell to ‘Prince’

March 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Soon after “The Prince of Tides” became a blockbuster movie in 1991, People magazine put the film’s leading man, Nick Nolte, on its cover as the “Sexiest Man Alive. more »»

Sentencing is time to send dealers message

March 13, 2016 Let’s call it what it is. Anyone who deals heroin is likely participating in a homicide. The evidence of that is on our obituary page on an all-too-regular basis. more »»

Appellate judges in Pennsylvania should be appointed

March 12, 2016 Let’s be frank: When some of the most politically attuned voted for candidates to sit on the state’s Superior, Supreme and Commonwealth courts in recent elections, they frequently have not had a clu... more »»

Dress codes and dignity of females

March 11, 2016 How many among us recognize the name of Yolande Betbeze Fox, the Alabama beauty who died recently at the age of 87? Fox blazed quite a trail through American culture when, as Miss America of 1951,... more »»

No solutions to ‘white poverty’

March 11, 2016 In his continuing effort to pit races and classes against each other, Democratic presidential candidate and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt. more »»

It’s past time to take back power of vote

March 11, 2016 Every decade, using updated U.S. Census information, states redraw their legislative and congressional districts. more »»

Revised Goldwater ad a given

March 8, 2016 Panic has become the uninvited visitor to every meeting of elected Republican officeholders. more »»

Trump close to pulling off huge con

March 8, 2016 Democrats, Republicans have used power to enrich themselves The United States has hit a pivotal moment. more »»

What is the fair share of taxes?

March 3, 2016 Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Sen. more »»

Trump will bring flavor of Europe

March 3, 2016 Donald Trump will never be mistaken for a cosmopolitan, but he will bring a distinctively European flavor to the 2016 presidential election, should he win the Republican nomination. more »»

Court action on climate plan a speed bump

March 2, 2016 Lost amid the unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the immediately ensuing political battle over whether President Barack Obama should nominate a successor (he should) has... more »»

Growth rate of two percent doesn’t cut it

March 2, 2016 The good news is that the economy is growing at 2 percent, and that there’s no recession in sight (barring a complete collapse of profits). The bad news is that the economy is growing at 2 percent. more »»

Politics heading down the sewer

March 2, 2016 I was going to write about how the Republican presidential campaign has become gutter politics, but given Donald Trump’s horrid statements, the gutter would be a step up, because things have... more »»

Second chance for ex-cons

February 29, 2016 A local bank and community college are showing real leadership through a program for assisting ex-cons. more »»

Journalists created a monster

February 29, 2016 Let us review. Donald Trump on former prisoner of war John McCain: “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured. more »»

Paranoid political hype doesn’t help

February 29, 2016 Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the validity — or lack of validity — of the arguments these... more »»

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