Post Archive

October 2014

OPINION: What do Dems stand for?

My father was an intimidating character, especially to his children.  His preferred punishment wasn’t grounding or a spanking, but an icy, silent stare. Sometime around

Serial killer investigation leads to cold case review

The trial of Darren Deon Vann, who is under investigation for at least seven deaths of women around Gary, Indiana, is now reaching across several

Study: We trust Brits more; libs like to be agreed with

The media mavens at the Pew Research Center have put out a big new report on “Political Polarization & Media Habits.” Most of the findings

Operation Lame Name

It has been nearly a week since the Obama administration gave the American military action against ISIS its official name: Operation Inherent Resolve.  We have

Support should go to Ebola victims, not nurse’s dog

Please believe me, I love my two dogs, Sadie and Chauncey. They light-up my family’s life every day. But if I get Ebola — or

Indiana police contacted about potential killer in 2010

A string of unsolved strangling cases from the early 1990s to 2007 sit in the files at the Gary, Indiana police department. Four years ago,

Should the Fed tackle economic inequality?

Janet Yellen gave a speech last week that was unusual for a sitting chair of the Federal Reserve, though it doesn’t seem to have gotten

Pack of smokes with that prescription?

Talk about a prescription for trouble. One in 20 pharmacy patients picking up a prescription to treat asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or high blood

Cablers go nuts on Ebola panic, comics roast them

Sometimes serious journalism just isn’t up to the job. And sometimes, even punditry with attitude can’t muster enough attitude. That is why God invented comedians.

Opinion: Ebola another reason to avoid strippers

Should I laugh or should I cry? It’s not just the title of a 1981 song by Abba – it’s how you sometimes feel when

Police use of body cameras raises hopes and fear

On October 1, the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., began a six-month pilot program to outfit officers with body cameras. Experts estimate that around

The weekend stories that caught our eye

A top-secret space plane phoned home after spending nearly two years orbiting Earth on a classified mission. No, this isn’t the recap for an upcoming

‘Dying with dignity, living with quality’

Millions of Americans have followed the story of Brittany Maynard.  Maynard is a 29-year-old woman who was diagnosed last spring with an incurable brain tumor.

Ga. candidate only wants questions from experts

I really don’t know why this one stuck in my craw but it did. David Perdue is the Republican running for the open Senate seat