Leonard Pitts Jr.: Long live the queen

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Long live the queen

The Queen is dead.Aretha Louise Franklin, a preacher’s daughter from Memphis who was broadly acclaimed the greatest singer of the last half-cent...

August 17th, 2018 |  


Ken Pollitz: Not in Putnam County anymore

Ken Pollitz: Not in Putnam County anymore

Wide-eyed and holding the bushy-tailed-terrier, Dorothy exclaimed, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Momenta...

August 17th, 2018 |  


Leonard Pitts Jr.: A great moment in black history

Leonard Pitts Jr.: A great moment in black history

And now here’s this week’s episode of Great Moments in Black History.The year is 1979. Jimmy Carter is in office, disco is on the radio an...

August 16th, 2018 |  



Lori Borgman: We do because we can

Lori Borgman: We do because we can

Our son sent a video of their 17-month-old daughter climbing on a stool in front of the bathroom vanity, hoisting her arms onto the countertop, holdin...

August 16th, 2018 |  


Don Stratton: Respect Should Be Earned, Not Demanded

Don Stratton: Respect Should Be Earned, Not Demanded

Recently, a former member of Lima City Council decided to bring a complaint about being “disrespected” by an LPD officer to council floor,...

August 15th, 2018 |  


George Will: Markets know better than bureaucrats what society needs

George Will: Markets know better than bureaucrats what society needs

WASHINGTON — Governments, seemingly eager to supply their critics with ammunition, constantly validate historian Robert Conquest: The behavior o...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Jay Ambrose: Even if called a racist, Trump makes life better for black Americans

Jay Ambrose: Even if called a racist, Trump makes life better for black Americans

President Donald Trump is making life better for black Americans everywhere you look while his predecessor fumbled. But hey, say his critics, not ever...

August 14th, 2018 |  


John Grindrod: Bosses, parents and teachers, watch your derailers

John Grindrod: Bosses, parents and teachers, watch your derailers

It’s often been said that it’s our scars that make us real. While all of us, I think, yearn for a smooth ride on our rollercoasters that m...

August 14th, 2018 |  


John M. Crisp: The pope has it right; we should listen

John M. Crisp: The pope has it right; we should listen

I’m not a particular fan of the Catholic Church, but I like Pope Francis, who appears to be a simple, devout, humble man who has somehow found h...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Commentary: Farmers want fair trade, not handouts

Commentary: Farmers want fair trade, not handouts

My grandfather, who was a dairy farmer, would often say, “farmers do not need to go into a casino to gamble. They do it every single day, just g...

August 13th, 2018 |