Debra-Lynn Hook: Solitary refinement: No retreat from self-knowledge alone in the woods

Debra-Lynn Hook: Solitary refinement: No retreat from self-knowledge alone in the woods

My children have been joking lately that their mother spends more time going on solitary retreats than she does at home.“You’re going away...

November 4th, 2015 |  


John M. Crisp: The war that ended the peace

John M. Crisp: The war that ended the peace

In his poem, “Channel Firing,” written just months before the beginning of World War I, Thomas Hardy pictures the dead slumbering quietly ...

November 4th, 2015 |  


John Grindrod: The importance of watching that basket

John Grindrod: The importance of watching that basket

Certainly, one of the most important puzzle pieces in a life lived as successfully as it can be lived involves the decisions we make. And, while rash ...

November 3rd, 2015 |  



Carl P. Leubsdorf: GOP field split mirrors the House leadership crisis

Pundits are notoriously bad at forecasting the future, but perhaps we should have seen this coming.For the split between outsider and establishment Re...

November 3rd, 2015 |  


Joe Blundo: Bacon isn’t going to kill you today

Joe Blundo: Bacon isn’t going to kill you today

Have you heard the bad food news?Bacon has been labeled a carcinogen.The World Health Organization says eating processed meats, such as bacon and pepp...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


George Will: Does Iran’s anti-Semitism run too deep for deterrence?

George Will: Does Iran’s anti-Semitism run too deep for deterrence?

WASHINGTON — Yale historian Timothy Snyder is indebted to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who recently made Snyder’s new book e...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


Jim Krumel: Best bet for an election upset is …

Jim Krumel: Best bet for an election upset is …

Some thought’s about Tuesday’s election:Looking for an upset Tuesday?Let’s put it this way. It’s no accident that Tom Tebben h...

November 1st, 2015 |  


Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Nothing to do with race’

Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Nothing to do with race’

It had nothing to do with race.So said Sheriff Leon Lott, last week, in discussing a violent arrest by one of his officers, a white deputy named Ben F...

November 1st, 2015 |  


David Trinko: Thursday event cheers Lima pupils’ progress

David Trinko: Thursday event cheers Lima pupils’ progress

Who wouldn’t want to start their day with dozens of people lining the sidewalk, cheering you on?The pupils at Lima’s four middle schools w...

October 31st, 2015 updated: November 1st, 2015. |  


Cheryl Parson: Don’t believe these myths about money

Cheryl Parson: Don’t believe these myths about money

It’s amazing how many things in this world people believe to be true are myths. They seem to enjoy suspending common sense while believing often...

October 31st, 2015 |