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On the question of being that guy

Jun 28, 2016 3:50pm

“What kind of news do you do?”

I’ll admit, the first time I was asked this question I was a bit surprised. I like to think of myself as quick witted, but this one, I just blanked. The...

A double-ought agent?

Mar 11, 2016 10:12am

Guided by Robots

Dec 01, 2015 2:10pm

Thanks and Giving

Nov 24, 2015 2:47pm

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Opinion: My Turn Contest, film turn spotlight on Alzheimer’s

Jul 02, 2015 4:11pm

I received an e-mail last week from RN Ron Henson who writes the delightful and informative Ron’s Chicken Soup column for the Democrat. In it he asked if we would announce a “Caregiver of the Year...

Now serving student No. 6

Apr 02, 2015 3:29pm

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like...

A jumble of cookies to remember

Mar 26, 2015 9:42pm

In the Broadway musical version of the Addams Family, Grandma tells a crestfallen Pugsley, “That’s life, kid. You lose the thing you love.” I saw this musical several years ago. For all the show’s...

From ashes to prosperity …

Mar 12, 2015 11:13pm

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius near modern Naples, Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii in a thick blanket of volcanic ash. As one witness to the calamity wrote, the dust “poured across the land...

Other Voices When might defeats right

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

Last week Islamic terrorists with historic ties to al-Qaeda stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French newspaper. In the ensuing melee 12 people were murdered.

This is not the...

Chrome, black and red

Sep 25, 2014 5:05pm

Woodstock Model 5N. This might not mean much to most folks, but this designation plays a significant role in American Cold War politics. It also has a special place in my life as a writer.

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Other Voices New law creates barrier for independent candidates

Mar 19, 2014 6:41pm

Coming soon to your ballot: not very many independents. That’s not unusual because it’s hard to run as an independent, and they rarely win. But this year there will be even fewer than in the last...

Other Voices Justice bound, gagged and bought

Mar 19, 2014 6:41pm

As a criminologist, I have seen time and again that the process one is due and the justice one is accorded depend largely on one’s bank account.

Nowhere is this point more clear than in a...

Other Voices 5 things parents don’t mean to teach their kids

Mar 19, 2014 6:45pm

Parents do the best they can to raise you with the tools they have. Many parents would be shocked to know that their children were little sponges, soaking up every word and action and interpreting...

Other Voices The cost of raising minimum wage

Mar 12, 2014 7:08pm

One policy initiative President Barack Obama highlighted in his State of the Union is to increase the federal minimum wage. A fellow Democrat, our own Sen. Mark Pryor, is not echoing Obama’s...

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