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History lost on plains of Afghanistan

February 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — Several days ago, I was leafing through my old columns and found myself faced with Afghanistan. more »»

Shifting south to GOP country

February 17, 2016 Neither Iowa nor New Hampshire is really Republican country. The base of the Republican Party lives in the South and West of the United States, which is where the primary now shifts. more »»

Why women in office are important

February 14, 2016 Millennial women shouted their views with their votes in New Hampshire, where almost 80 percent of them went for Bernie Sanders. more »»

The controversial Doritos ad

February 14, 2016 In a day when the most innocuous thing can quickly become political, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial has upset some people who want abortion to be an unrestricted right. more »»

We can’t rely on mineral imports

February 11, 2016 As poll after poll has demonstrated, consumers want to buy “Made in the USA.” In fact, it’s a fairly obvious proposition. more »»

Oscar for stunning actress ...

February 10, 2016 We are here not to discuss the complex #OscarsSoWhite controversy but to address another sore point with perhaps similar origins: the #OscarsSoGorgeous phenomenon. more »»

Is responsibility too much to want?

February 10, 2016 The law says dangerous or illegal actions have consequences. Countless U.S. more »»

Sun not shining on Manheim Twp. school leaders

February 9, 2016 A leaked audio recording of a Manheim Township school board closed-door meeting held Jan. more »»

It’s boiling down to Cruz vs. Rubio

February 9, 2016 I have, since last September, written several times that I think the 2016 campaign comes down to a race between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubi. more »»

There’s more to governing than gov’t

February 9, 2016 As the absurdity of our presidential nomination process adds daily to public cynicism about politics and government, it’s encouraging to recognize that governing is not the responsibility of... more »»

Of marching bands and phys­­­ ed

February 7, 2016 The Millard Public Schools in Omaha, Neb., will not allow its students to substitute marching band for its requirement that students take three semesters of physical education. more »»

With Iran, it’s strictly business

February 4, 2016 For anyone whose knowledge of history extends beyond the current season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” or the latest instant replay of an NFL game, the four days of meetings involving Iran’s... more »»

Fed freaks about market, needlessly

February 3, 2016 Early in the new year, on Sunday, Jan. 3, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer delivered a hawkish speech to the American Economic Association. more »»

Juveniles and the justice system

February 3, 2016 Everyone knows youngsters aren’t mentally or emotionally equipped to make good decisions. That’s why most parents watch their teenagers like hawks. more »»

Gas guidelines a good example

February 1, 2016 There are any number of quality-of-life items Pennsylvania— midstate in particular —could brag about. Air quality ain’t one of them. So Go. more »»

Hillary enabled by CNN

February 1, 2016 Just a couple of weeks after CNN happily acquiesced to a quickly improvised “town hall” meeting for President Barack Obama to promote gun control, they once again agreed with the Democrats to... more »»

CDC dropping the ball on Zika

February 1, 2016 If you’re pregnant or planning to be, rethink your vacation plans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning against travel to Puerto Rico, the U.. more »»

Cheap oil isn’t bad for environment

January 31, 2016 It stood to reason that collapsing prices for oil would make clean energy relatively more expensive. That would dampen the public’s craving to install solar panels and build wind turbines. more »»

BG poised to embrace digital age

January 31, 2016 In my new role as president of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, I hope to help our next generation be well prepared to succeed. more »»

More workers need a 401(k)

January 30, 2016 With the old-fashioned company pension now an endangered species, what besides Social Security will support Americans in retirement? For many, the answer is a 401(k). more »»

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