Republicans fail to destroy Obamacare — lucky for them


They tried. Oh, they tried. Republicans spent a decade bashing and voting to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. And what did they get for all their trouble? A 7-2 ruling by a conservative Supreme Court to uphold the health insurance program also known as “Obamacare.” For that, Republicans ...

Capitalism makes us better off


Last week, I debunked three myths about capitalism. Here are four more: Myth No. 4: Capitalism creates unsafe workspaces. “Greedy capitalists” will risk workers’ lives to increase production if government, through agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or ...

End the War on Drugs


Fifty years ago this month, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a “full scale attack” on drug use. It was the beginning of the War on Drugs. Nixon — and many presidents since — promised the War on Drugs would save lives. Trillions of dollars later, incarceration and ...

What does science offer?

Your View

There was a very good article in the T-R on June 8. It was by Laura Hollis titled “No God, no science.” She says the percent of Christians is way down in the U.S. She also says there is a strong correlation between higher levels of education and lower levels of religious belief. In my ...

Tips to remember this summer


Summer has officially begun, which means more time is spent outdoors. Outdoor play is crucial for child development for gross and fine motor skills, as well as socialization. While playing outdoors is good for children (and adults), it can also be a potential for increased injuries. Here are a ...

Freeze new nukes

Your View

I don’t know if nuclear first strike capability is possible. We need to determine if an arms race with Russia could lead to our annihilation; and if so, we need to have both countries agree to a freeze on new nuclear weapons — at least if such a freeze is verifiable. There should of ...