Being like LeBron
May 10, 2015 Last year, LeBron James made a lot of headlines when he announced he was heading home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. more »»
Patrician blacksmith for president?
May 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — America’s smallest state — one Nevada county is nearly eight times larger — has the longest name: In a 2010 referendum, voters kept the official title, State of Rhode Island and... more »»
Has the IRS really changed?
May 9, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»
Speak truth to narrative
May 9, 2015 “If absolute power corrupts absolutely,” the actor Harry Shearer once asked, “does absolute powerlessness make you pure?” The answer, according to a lot of people, is yes. more »»
Killer cops or malicious prosecutor?
May 9, 2015 Who killed Freddie Gray? According to Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, Freddie was murdered in a conspiracy of six cops who imprisoned him in a police van and there assaulted and killed him. more »»
Where to put the waste?
May 8, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plant. more »»
Let the states make drug law
May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Howard Wooldridge, a Washington lobbyist, is a former detective and forever Texan on an important mission — trying to persuade the 535 members of Congress to end the federal war on... more »»
What Assata taught me
May 8, 2015 “What Assata taught me” is the new “Hands up, don’t shoot.” For $35, you, too, can sport a politically correct black hoodie emblazoned with a fugitive convicted murderer’s nam. more »»
Matters of perception
May 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges — perceptio. more »»
President reaps what he sows
May 7, 2015 Officials in President Barack Obama’s administration have become worried about military intervention in Yemen by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, it was reported this week. more »»
The Legislature can’t do that much
May 7, 2015 The curse of the biennial legislative session is the backup of problems begging to be solved. Consequently, the 80-day biennial session has more business than it can handle with deliberation. more »»
Black lives matter
May 6, 2015 Before we examine the issue of police shootings of blacks, I would like to start the conversation with another question. more »»
Dear Mr. Chancellor
May 6, 2015 Dear Mark Hagerott, Congratulations on your appointment as the next chancellor of the North Dakota University System. Your resume is impressive, and your military service in particular commends you. more »»
Welcome new peace officers
May 5, 2015 A new batch of law enforcement officers are ready to join police and sheriff’s departments and some, thankfully, have already agreed to “serve and protect” in our regio. more »»
Defeatism in Baltimore
May 5, 2015 Using the most bloodless terms, an economist explained the failure or inability of so many African-Americans to rise from their impoverished circumstances. more »»