Martin Schram: Ryan’s lesson: Even dead ends can be door-openers

Martin Schram: Ryan’s lesson: Even dead ends can be door-openers

He’s long and lanky, a politically ambitious Republican achiever with a dream job and an eye on a future job — someday being president of ...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


Lori Borgman: With canasta players, storytelling is in the cards

Lori Borgman: With canasta players, storytelling is in the cards

I was in a group of women recently when one mentioned that some of them played canasta. I hadn’t heard of canasta since I was a girl in Lincoln,...

October 22nd, 2015 |  


George Will: Candidates should choose their judicial muse

George Will: Candidates should choose their judicial muse

WASHINGTON — A supremely important presidential issue is being generally neglected because Democrats have nothing interesting to say about it an...

October 22nd, 2015 |  



Christina Ryan Claypool: Keep calm and carry on

Christina Ryan Claypool: Keep calm and carry on

For some reason, many Americans admire all things British. For instance, we are often impressed by the accent of those hailing from across the ocean. ...

October 21st, 2015 updated: October 21st, 2015. |  


John Crisp: A stronger Iran might not be a bad thing

John Crisp: A stronger Iran might not be a bad thing

One of the more ominous elements of the worsening Mideast crisis is embodied in recent photos of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shaking hands with R...

October 21st, 2015 updated: October 21st, 2015. |  


John Grindrod: The amusing, sometimes needed, sometimes not world of insurance

John Grindrod: The amusing, sometimes needed, sometimes not world of insurance

Just a few weeks ago, I paid my annual premium for a type of insurance I’ve never used and fervently hope never will. No, I’m not talking ...

October 20th, 2015 |  


Cynthia M. Allen: Paid parental leave counterproductive for women

Cynthia M. Allen: Paid parental leave counterproductive for women

In 2013, the University of Vermont banned the sale of bottled water on campus.The environmentally conscious school was seeking to reduce the number of...

October 20th, 2015 |  


Tim Missler: I’ll miss hearing, ‘Silver Shears … Art speaking’

“Silver Shears … Art speaking.”Art Brinkman has been cutting my hair for more than 50 years. Aside from my brothers and sisters and ...

October 19th, 2015 |  


Andres Oppenheimer: Hillary’s shift on free trade

Andres Oppenheimer: Hillary’s shift on free trade

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate that she’s against the Trans-Pacific trade deal that...

October 19th, 2015 |  


Jim Krumel: Rating the dumb, dumber and dumbest

Jim Krumel: Rating the dumb, dumber and dumbest

People always seem interested in rankings.Who has the best football team? What congressman is the most liberal? Which city has the biggest problem wit...

October 18th, 2015 updated: October 19th, 2015. |