California may give birth to triplets

This November, voters in California will have the opportunity to split their state into three new states: North California, South California and New California...

Thank you, Mrs. Bush

By TOM ROSSHIRT Tom Rosshirt was a national security speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and a foreign affairs spokesman for Vice President Al Gore. He...

Woodpecker Identification 101

A variety of woodpeckers visit Angelkeep on a constant basis. Others not so much. The seldom seen red-headed woodpecker brings about great Angelkeep jubilation when...

‘Little Pink House’ speaks truth to power

Coming soon to a cinema near you — you can make this happen; read on — is a bite-your-nails true-story thriller featuring heroes, villains...

Pothole hell in Indiana and the debate about taxes

Indiana is reveling in a flurry of national rankings that report a low tax climate. It is natural that Hoosiers should be proud of...

The agony of a Trump voter

Donald J. Trump is a jerk. I feel as if I have a right to say that. I voted for him. He may be a...

Profane president, penitent pontiff

A news interlude dominated by speculation about “golden showers” and a graceless president who described his latest detractor as an “untruthful slime ball” invites...

The prig vs. the president

James Comey did it, naturally, for the children. Why does anyone in Washington take advantage of the most opportune moment to make a mint off...

Earbuds everywhere on recent stroll through college campus

Observation. It’s a reporter’s bread and butter. One of the first lessons any good reporter learns at journalism school is to always observe what’s around you...

Observations of a substitute teacher

For the past six months I have had the learning experience of substitute school teaching. From preschool through high school, from one day to...