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Re-elect dad ... please?

June 26, 2016 Letter from my five-year-old daughter/campaign manager Dear Dad Guy, After months of careful polling, I’m sorry to say your approval rating as “dad” doesn’t look good. more »»

Avoid the oven with these recipes

June 26, 2016 It’s too hot to turn on the oven and cook, so today’s recipes rely on a slow cooker, microwave and the refrigerator. Chinese Style Country Ribs 1/4 c. soy sauce 1/4 c. orange marmalade 2 Tbls. more »»

Brexit leaves global markets bloodied

June 25, 2016 Breakups are seldom pretty, but Britain’s separation from the European Union got off to a particularly nasty start. more »»

The gun control farce

June 25, 2016 Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. more »»

Is losing the election part of Trump’s plan?

June 25, 2016 What’s Donald Trump really up to? Is he using the election of 2016 to enrich himself, with no intention of assuming the burdens of the presidency? Many wonde. more »»

Picture points to camera owner

June 24, 2016 Dear Heloise: My husband takes a CAMERA whenever we travel. Being an avid photographer, that’s just what he does. more »»

Republicans: Save your party, don’t give to Trump

June 24, 2016 “There’s an old adage about a vat of wine standing next to a vat of sewage. Add a cup of wine to the sewage, and it is still sewage. more »»

Trump squanders the post-primary breathing spell

June 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — In presidential election years, the time between the state party primaries and the national political conventions usually is an opportunity for the presumptive nominees to take stock an... more »»

I’ve had it. Enough is enough

June 24, 2016 Witness ... more »»

Raising mentally strong kids

June 23, 2016 With this being my last article I again wanted to emphasize how important it is for children, especially young children, to be mentally healthy. more »»

Obama never blamed for bad security

June 23, 2016 In the swing of the Trump wrecking crane, President Obama’s approval ratings have risen above 50 percent. more »»

Purification of America

June 23, 2016 In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America. Where that promise has gone unfulfilled the most is in areas of sexual and racial discrimination. more »»

Our gun violence problem needs urgent solutions — but what?

June 23, 2016 Oh, the empty rhetoric that spewed from politicians in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history! Stop all foreign Muslims from coming to the United States. more »»

Brexit causes elites angst

June 22, 2016 “Market Angst as U.K. Edges to Exit,” proclaims the headline on The Wall Street Journal’s lead stor. more »»

After Orlando, a small-town pastor finds her voice

June 22, 2016 Last Sunday started to bloom as it usually does for the Rev. Robin LaBolt, layer upon layer of her morning ritual gently unfurling. Pastor Robin, as her parishioners call her, awakened at 5:30 a.m. more »»

Logic-free zone

June 22, 2016 Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) recently disclosed that a congressional investigation has found at least 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list. more »»

Yes, Hitler

June 21, 2016 Yes, Hitler. Some of you questioned my evocation of history’s great villain in a recent column on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surrender to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. more »»

Why Does an American Become a Terrorist?

June 21, 2016 Superficially, I am sure there are lots of answers for why an American citizen might decide to affiliate with ISIS and become a terroris. more »»

In Defense of Self-Defense

June 21, 2016 Most of the mass killings by gun in the United States in recent years — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino and now Orlando — took place in venues where local or... more »»

From the files of the Fedora Squad

June 19, 2016 Editor’s note:?This column, originally published May 24, 2015, is from the Wes Burns collection. Working in a newsroom, such as I do, gives you a front row seat to history ... for better or worse. more »»



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