Chris Erskine: Summer, like second chances, can sneak up on you

Chris Erskine: Summer, like second chances, can sneak up on you

Some of us measure our summers by the amount of time we spend barefoot. There are few sensations better than a morning breeze around your ankles and a...

July 15th, 2015 |  


Dan K. Thomasson: Time for baseball to forgive Pete Rose

Dan K. Thomasson: Time for baseball to forgive Pete Rose

With the current baseball season at the halfway point, I’m reminded how fickle the game is. So much so that the man with more hits than any othe...

July 15th, 2015 |  


John Grindrod: Donnie Hullinger, requiem for a middleweight

John Grindrod: Donnie Hullinger, requiem for a middleweight

Certainly, when you travel quite a bit, you miss some local news. So, it wasn’t until I got back last week that I found out of the passing of 80...

July 14th, 2015 |  



Christine M. Flowers: Bill Cosby didn’t deserve the benefit of the doubt

Christine M. Flowers: Bill Cosby didn’t deserve the benefit of the doubt

I was wrong.Bill Cosby didn’t deserve the benefit of the doubt.He cheated on his wife, Camille. He cheated on his kids. He cheated on the people...

July 14th, 2015 |  


Celia Rivenbark: Shark mania won’t take a bite out of non-swimmers’ summer

Celia Rivenbark: Shark mania won’t take a bite out of non-swimmers’ summer

In the coastal Carolinas, where I live, there have been 11 shark attacks on our beaches this summer. This is the most recorded in one year since they ...

July 13th, 2015 |  


Mary Sanchez: Conservative backlash against ‘sanctuary’ will harm policing

Mary Sanchez: Conservative backlash against ‘sanctuary’ will harm policing

One tragedy has already occurred: The murder of a young woman as she shared a quiet moment on an iconic San Francisco pier with her father and a frien...

July 13th, 2015 |  


Chris Erskine: A daughter picks up the check, but can she ever afford a house?

Chris Erskine: A daughter picks up the check, but can she ever afford a house?

My lovely and patient older daughter picked up the dinner check the other night, a giant cause of alarm for her mother and me. We immediately called a...

July 12th, 2015 |  


George Will: Roberts v. Willett

George Will: Roberts v. Willett

WASHINGTON — Today’s most interesting debate about governance concerns a 110-year-old Supreme Court decision. Two participants in this deb...

July 11th, 2015 |  


David Trinko: A kid’s midsummer’s night dream

David Trinko: A kid’s midsummer’s night dream

If I could spend every day doing whatever I felt like doing, I suspect the last words I’d ever utter would be “I’m bored.”Yet ...

July 11th, 2015 |  


Cheryl Parson: Cleaning a flooded basement a real chore

Cheryl Parson: Cleaning a flooded basement a real chore

This past month of June was our area’s wettest on record. The local TV station recorded nearly 14 inches for the month and, needless to say, the...

July 11th, 2015 |