Highlights from the best four days in the sports year

If I can brag a bit, I am a bit proud of myself. Sat down to enjoy the NCAA marathon Thursday evening and was lamenting...

Hyperpartisanship is hurting the country

Hyperpartisanship is destroying American politics. The announcement this week that Democrats will filibuster Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch -- who is eminently qualified...

Swimming with crocodiles may be hazardous to your health

In case you ever wondered, swimming with crocodiles is not exactly the best idea. Take, for example, the recent case of the 18-year-old man in...

We’re against emotionalism, except when we’re not

Conservatives have rightly taken pride in Neil Gorsuch’s calm and cerebral performance at his Senate confirmation hearings. Many commentators, along with Republican senators, have...

Catch and release rules at Angelpond

Gone are the days of young adulthood when a good few hours of fishing meant adding to a meal or two and contributing to...

Whatever replaces Obamacare will look a lot like Obamacare

“Mend it, don’t end it” was Bill Clinton’s rhetorical straddle regarding affirmative action. Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)...

Reading test only a piece of student’s capacity

The Indiana State Board of Education’s policy to hold back any third-grader who can’t read seems, at first glance, like a good idea. After...

What’s in a name? Did ‘Ossian’ really exist?

We residents pronounce it “ah-see-un.” My wife and I once discovered an Ossian in central New York state south of Rochester near Danville. Those residents...

A 140-character flaw

The Trump administration is in the throes of one of the greatest self-inflicted distractions of the modern presidency. The latest chapter comes from James Comey...