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Don’t let mob rule run economics

September 11, 2014 While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. There is nothing democratic about mob rule. more »»

Contempt of Congress ... and they earned it

September 11, 2014 Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, and the summer season has been officially declared over, even though the calendar says autumn is still weeks away. more »»

Finding perspective in Virginia

September 10, 2014 The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. more »»

Favors, loot for sale in the White House

September 10, 2014 At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Mrs. Michelle Obama remarked, “So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics. There’s (sic) special interests that have too much influence.” Sen. more »»

Both minds, hands needed to fix iniquities

September 2, 2014 Do you remember when time stood still for two minutes at the end of the Super Bowl a few years back, when everybody put down their beers and chips and watched Chrysler defy time with that excellent... more »»

The economic impact of immigration reform

August 24, 2014 The crisis on the border might be dominating the headlines when it comes to immigration. more »»

Newspapers still here, making money

August 22, 2014 The sky is always falling, and newspapers are always dying. For more than a decade, that has been a common and constant refrain. While working at washingtonpost. more »»

An army is needed to defeat ISIS

August 13, 2014 When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid. more »»

Get ready for denials on immigration

August 13, 2014 Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera accused Matt Drudge’s website of “the worst kind of jingoistic rhetoric ever” for carrying news stories about the dangers of illegal immigratio. more »»

Net worth is not human worth

August 5, 2014 Maybe you already know about this. more »»

Tough times for Obama, Hollywood

July 30, 2014 With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Obama isn’t alone in having a bad summer. So is Hollywood. more »»

Your ‘help’ for us isn’t really helping

July 30, 2014 While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley’s new book, “Please Stop Helping Us,” I thought about Will Rogers’ Prohibition-era observation that “Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to... more »»

‘Impact fees’ actually drive taxes up

July 27, 2014 The first installment of this year’s property tax bill on my house came due in June, and all around the country, the first installment of the annual property tax bill recently has come due or soon... more »»

Darlene Benyo Cole

July 27, 2014 NILES — Darlene Benyo Cole, 66, of Niles, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Darlene was born March 1, 1948, in Youngstown, a daughter of Edward . more »»

To share is not to share alike

July 27, 2014 The online rental booking service Airbnb is a fast-growing empire that pairs travelers with people wanting to profit off a room in their house — or the whole house. more »»

Kenneth Kish

July 27, 2014 CUYAHOGA FALLS — Kenneth Kish, 56, of Cuyahoga Falls passed away June 27, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1957, in Warren, to the late Joseph and Wilma DeLong Kish. more »»

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

July 27, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their... more »»

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

July 27, 2014 NEW YORK — Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. more »»

Valley must embrace tech possibilities

July 23, 2014 Coming back to New York after a four-year absence, I am amazed by the transformation. more »»

We don’t want to defend ourselves

July 16, 2014 The U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. more »»

Immigration not central thought

July 9, 2014 The cab driver taking me to the Washington Nationals baseball game on July 4 is from Bangladesh. I ask him how he got here. more »»



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