Contact us phone
MMoney image
YMD image 150px
Help wanted aug16
Help wnated jan16

Twitter icon
Capital square icon

Editorial and Opinion Articles

Conversation imageTo Improve, Congress Needs to Look Inward ... There are a lot of reasons why Congress finds itself hamstrung in Washington and discounted by the people it serves at home. These include long-term trends over which it has little control: the political polarization of the country; the oceans of money that get dumped into the political process; the push by successive presidents to amass as much executive power as possible. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
370,619 U.S. Ag Producers Report Military Service ... Conducted every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Census of Agriculture is a count of all U.S. farms and ranches and the producers who operate them. (See Page 7, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
To Secretary Shanahan ... I wish Secretary of Defense Shanahan all the best; by all accounts it's a thankless job. That said, I offer these thoughts from the cheap seats, things he might want to "take a second look at." (See Page 7, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
How Wall Street Drives Gender and Racial Inequality ... The people who sell fancy sports cars and high-end Swiss watches look forward to the time of year when the big Wall Street banks hand out their annual cash bonuses. (See Page 7, May 16, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The Real Threats to Free Speech on Campus ... The school year may be winding to a close, but the tired argument about "attacks on free speech” on college campuses is alive as ever. According to Donald Trump, liberal universities like Berkeley are allowing conservative students to be "assaulted” for sharing their beliefs on campus. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
The U.S. Healthcare System Needs More Diversity ... America is growing more diverse. People who identify as black, Hispanic, or Native American make up nearly one-third of the population. That figure will grow to over 40 percent within the next 40 years. (See Page 7, May 9, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
If You’ve Suffered, Get Help ... I’ve spent the past three years in therapy for trauma. I do a type of therapy called Somatic Experiencing that’s highly effective and has turned my entire life around. (See Page 7, May 9, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Korea, Mueller, and National Security ... The majority opinion seemed to be, in the wake of the last summit between North Korea and the US, that the summit was a failure. As there was no agreement, I suppose that's an accurate, if limited, assessment. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Biden imageSan Diego Synagogue Stop Hate Filled Ugliness ... Hate showed its ugly face again last Saturday at Congregation Chabad in Poway, California, a community about 22 miles north of San Diego. (See Page 7, May 2, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
What Would Make Congress Better? ... A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to a group of students and decided to start with a point-blank question: Is Congress doing a good job? There were perhaps 100 people in the room, and not a single one raised his or her hand. (See Page 7, May 2, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
A Green Nuclear Deal? ... Let’s hear it, faint applause at least, for the Democrats’ Green New Deal! Although the Green New Deal (GND) masquerades as a planetsaving call to arms, it is in fact a delusional plan to combat climate change. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
This Earth Day, Beware of Greenwashing ... This Earth Day, I’d like to warn you about "greenwashing.” That’s the practice of corporations branding their products "eco-friendly,” even when they actually pollute. (See Page 7, April 25, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Metaphors? ... A good friend - a keen observer of the human condition - asked the other day if the Notre Dame fire is a metaphor for the destruction of the Western World? (See Page 7, April 25, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Dignity For the Aged ... Have you visited a nursing home lately? I invite you to visit one – choose any one, there are many in our area. Ask to visit someone who doesn’t have family. They will be easy to recognize because he or she will most probably not look up or acknowledge you as you approach. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Reparations ... I've read that students at my alma mater are pushing the school to provide reparations to descendants of slaves the school owned - and sold - 180 years ago. (See Page 7, April 18, 2019 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Page sponsor ad jun17


Home delivery icon2
InBrief 16may19

Twitter icon