Questions we wish we could still be asking

What would Dad do? — a question many of us ask ourselves from time to time.As Fathers Day 2017 approaches, I’ve been thinking of...

Ballots, not bullets

This week’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others at an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field where dozens of Republican members of...

Youth need more opportunities

As a 17-year-old kid who has lived in Bluffton for most of my life, there has been one problem with the town that I’m...

When will we get off this carousel of hate?

Tragedies such as the attack on a congressional baseball team cry out for interpretation, and resist it.By intention or not, the shooter was strategic...

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...

Nurturing our capacity for regeneration

OSSINING, N.Y. — Sparkling in the sunlight that inspired 19th-century romantic painters of the Hudson River School, Sing Sing prison’s razor wire, through which...

Balancing individual rights and the common good

As Americans, we are united in the belief that all people have certain inalienable rights. Chief among these are, as President Thomas Jefferson penned,...

You can’t govern by id

Having coined Bush Derangement Syndrome more than a decade ago, I feel authorized to weigh in on its most recent offshoot. What distinguishes Trump...

How the British right went wrong

Britain’s election was a catastrophe for Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and a personal vindication for Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party’s left-wing leader. It was...

Illinois a joking matter no longer

Over the past several years many folks in the Midwest have enjoyed a good chuckle at the expense of Illinois and its hapless public...