Stand At Attention, Convict!
October 25, 2015 Visualize a judge being able to say this to a drug-pushing thug in front of him asking for early release from prison: “So, sonny, you like violence, do you? The prosecutor tells me you had several... more »»
Ohioans Should Vote to Legalize Marijuana
October 25, 2015 America is rife with contradictions, but nowhere is our schizoid nature more evident than in our attitudes towards drugs. And we draw some rather arbitrary lines between what is legal and illega. more »»
Whipping Drug Abuse in America
October 24, 2015 We whipped tobacco, so we can beat heroin and pain pills. That’s what President Barack Obama said Wednesday in Charleston. But he’s wrong. Very, very wrong. more »»
Enough Is Just Right
October 24, 2015 I opened the kitchen drawer, searching for the little Aunt Louise spatula. That’s what I call my prized metal spatula that my late aunt had given me years ago. more »»
In Search of a Cause
October 24, 2015 "If the Cold War is over, what's the point of being an American?" said Rabbit Angstrom, the protagonist of the John Updike novels. more »»
Pope’s Message Firmly in the Catholic Tradition
October 18, 2015 Since Pope Francis’ inspiring visit to the United States, articles appeared in the media praising him for his personal traditional views but questioning his stance on “political/secular” views and... more »»
Kids Just A Market For Pushers
October 17, 2015 Are the kids at Brooke High School dope-crazed zombies, more worried about their next fix than the upcoming big chemistry test? Of course not — and that’s the truly scary thing about what the... more »»
Debating Without Jim Justice?
October 17, 2015 So, how do you feel about the Democrats’ debate? Not the one on Tuesday. The one proposed for Wheeling, between Democrat contenders for governor of West Virginia. more »»
When Kids Go Wrong
October 17, 2015 There are certain sounds that when you hear them, they conjure up memories. So when you hear them after a long absence, you can’t help but smile or wince, whatever the emotion those sounds evoke. more »»
Doing the Republicans a Favor?
October 10, 2015 President Barack Obama seems incapable of merely savoring his victories in the knowledge they set the stage for new ones in the futur. more »»
Holding Back The Tears
October 10, 2015 Any minute now the tears would spill. I felt them burning in my eyes, I held them back as long as I could, willing them to go away. I’m a seasoned journalist. more »»