A few more words about a very special friend

I remember the first time I met Joe Smekens. And I am betting that unless you are one of his children or grandchildren, you...

Trump needs to be clear about one thing in meeting with Kim Jong Un

With the nomination and likely confirmation of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, President Trump will soon have a trusted adviser who can prepare...

The luck of the Irish

Green has never been my favorite color, but I happily wore it each March 17 growing up. Attending Catholic school in the 1950s and...

Light rail in Indiana a no-go, again

It seems Indiana legislators would rather spend money on fixing potholes than invest in a new light rail system to connect the state. This would...

A revolt in Trump country

President Trump put his political standing on the line in western Pennsylvania’s special congressional election on Tuesday. He lost. Republicans and their allies threw every...

Enjoy. It is springtime

Officially spring does not come to Angelkeep until March 20, but anytime within a stone’s toss of spring is worthy of celebration and outdoor...

Respect for our free press at risk

Three excited young women appear strategically for TV shots behind President Donald Trump at the podium as he addresses a fervid campaign rally in...

The real Down syndrome ‘problem’

Iceland must be pleased that it is close to success in its program of genocide, but before congratulating that nation on its final solution...

Joe was the best, at so many things

When I heard of the death of my long-time boss and mentor Joe Smekens I tried to think of the best way to describe...

Tillerson’s insubordination meant he had to go

There are many reasons Rex Tillerson’s tenure as secretary of state was a failure, from his notorious isolation from his subordinates to his failure...