John Grindrod: Teach your (grand)children well

John Grindrod: Teach your (grand)children well

Once upon a time, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young released the song “Teach Your Children Well.” And, while the lessons imparted to my daugh...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Mark Figley: What about the 4 Americans?

Mark Figley: What about the 4 Americans?

Amir Hekmati.The name likely means nothing to the average American; yet this former 31-year-old Marine has been imprisoned by the mullahs in Iran sinc...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Jerry Zezima: Chloe melts at the sight of the ice cream truck

Jerry Zezima: Chloe melts at the sight of the ice cream truck

In the whole wide world — which, as NASA has proved, is a whole lot wider than Pluto, a Disney character who can’t hold a candle to “...

August 10th, 2015 updated: August 10th, 2015. |  



Cynthia M. Allen: Carly Fiorina: She’s the other woman running for president

Cynthia M. Allen: Carly Fiorina: She’s the other woman running for president

Carly Fiorina didn’t balk at the decision by Fox News to include only the top 10 contenders in the five most recent national polls as contestant...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Jim Krumel: From football fields to prisons, there’s a drone

Jim Krumel: From football fields to prisons, there’s a drone

A guy from the Waynesfield area used to call the newspaper swearing Uncle Sam was using drones to spy on him in the evenings. He had no explanation wh...

August 9th, 2015 |  


Thomas Lucente: Videos prove the evil of abortion

Thomas Lucente: Videos prove the evil of abortion

Abortion is murder. The federal government should stop funding Planned Parenthood.Those two sentences are what we call truisms, statements that are ob...

August 9th, 2015 updated: August 9th, 2015. |  


Debate definitely shuffled deck for GOP

Debate definitely shuffled deck for GOP

CLEVELAND — Not to diminish the importance of the first Republican debate, but it felt like the first in a political survivor series.The questio...

August 9th, 2015 |  


Fiorina emerges as GOP candidate to watch

Fiorina emerges as GOP candidate to watch

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hardly anybody was watching what Carly Fiorina did Thursday, but just about everybody was talking about it Friday morning: Th...

August 9th, 2015 |  


David Trinko: Uniform approach to school shopping

David Trinko: Uniform approach to school shopping

Parents around the region are out shopping for school clothes this weekend, in preparation for the upcoming start of the school year.That’s the ...

August 8th, 2015 |  


The talk the day after debate

The talk the day after debate

Here’s some excerpts of what was being said following the first debate among Republican presidential candidates:TOP TWODavid Gergen, CNN: “...

August 8th, 2015 |