Why the Russian collusion probes matter

In the eyes of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the emerging scandal of Russian collusion with the 2016 presidential campaign and the...

Second gardens and victory gardens

Only one attempt at a second garden in one season for Angelkeep ended with beautiful bush green bean plants loaded with bloom and inch-length...

Fixing the ‘rotting carcass’ tax code

Cynics are said to be people who are prematurely disappointed about the future. Such dyspepsia is encouraged by watching Republicans struggle to move on...

Reptilia Island beckons … not

What began as a muskrat home, correctly known as a lodge, built of sticks, cattails, reeds, mud and all manner of Angelpond debris, was...

20 trillion reasons to address the national debt right now

“The federal government is how deep in debt?” “Extremely deep. Last week, our country passed a regrettable milestone when we exceeded $20 trillion in debt.” “How...

Why President Trump is sagging in the polls

NASHVILLE, Ind. - A national Quinnipiac Poll released this week puts President Trump’s approval/disapproval at 38/56 percent. Voters say 55-43 percent that he is...

Alabama rolls toward a high-stakes skirmish

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — But for the bomb, the four would be in their 60s, probably grandmothers. Three were 14 and one was 11 in...

A trip that the little ball player in me will never...

Some people know I played varsity golf on a successful team at Huntington North High School, where I graduated in 2009. But before that, I...

Why my father shuns social media

My father is behind the curve on social media, but I think he is onto something. You see, my father was born in 1933. He...

Behold the ‘Perfect Generation’

My work here is done. Those of us who go into journalism learn so much about so many things we eventually think we know everything...