Happy retirement, Paul

Wells County sports fans lost a treasure when Paul Beitler retired as News-Banner sports editor. I was sports editor of The Star in Auburn for...

We cannot disregard God’s word

Compromise. An interesting word. One that may bring good feeling or uneasiness. It should be clear that compromising right living is evil, whereas compromising...

Summer bridge repair

Summer’s here. Today. First day of the new season. At Angelkeep that means that the procrastination to do outdoor jobs must end. It took a...

Can Bill Weld restore conservatism?

“This,” exclaimed Margaret Thatcher, thumping Friedrich Hayek’s 500-page tome “The Constitution of Liberty” on a table in front of some Conservative Party colleagues, “is...

Support gambling? One conservative’s dilemma

Several months ago, on the occasion of state legislators yet again mulling the rescue of casinos from the doldrums, I wrote of my mixed...

The unfairness of Harvard

The Harvard University admissions process appears to be an ongoing microaggression against Asian-Americans. A group called Students for Fair Admissions is suing the school for...

But her emails? Dang right her emails

When the Justice Department inspector general’s report revealed that former FBI director James B. Comey had used a personal email account to conduct official...

Midwest communities need fact-based leadership

Across my travels in the Midwest I’ve stumbled on a few places where civic-minded folks believe that the essential ingredient of community success is...

Congress suffers arthritic knees from genuflecting to presidential power

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wonders: “Is there any doubt that America would view a foreign nation firing missiles at targets on American soil as...

Don’t make matters worse

For more than a decade, Congress has refused to deal with a broken immigration system. Year after year, members of Congress complain that our...