We can be right, or happy

We can be right, or happy

I completely empathize with Todd Wilkin. I once had a very similar experience.In 2001, I was hired by the new chairman of the West Virginia Republican...

November 28th, 2016 updated: November 28th, 2016. |  


Time to focus on next 4 years

Time to focus on next 4 years

Exhale America.The most divisive election in history is over and we can all get back to our normal lives. Hopefully.I’ve not seen such nastiness...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


In praise of Clinton & Obama

In praise of Clinton & Obama

Today, the story of how a Hillsboro native’s thoughtful gesture reminds me just how much President Obama means to millions of Americans. But fir...

November 21st, 2016 updated: November 21st, 2016. |  



How could I forget that one?

How could I forget that one?

In this space a week ago I wrote about some of my misadventures with the snow and ice while driving. You’d think the ones I mentioned would be e...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Is there not enough hate already?

Is there not enough hate already?

It is a practical question, that one up there in the headline for this column.I think a lot of us would agree that there is enough hate already, so le...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Trump’s win shocks media & elites

Trump’s win shocks media & elites

Before discussing Donald Trump’s astounding victory, another quick observation from the Drew Hastings trial.Because of conflicting testimony, th...

November 14th, 2016 updated: November 14th, 2016. |  


I hope it doesn’t snow much

I hope it doesn’t snow much

It was a winter Saturday evening like many during high school years. I was warm and snug in my Chevy Vega, had a date by my side, and with nothing els...

November 11th, 2016 |  


Juries apply law with humanity

Juries apply law with humanity

I had a chance to chat with Robert F. Smith, the special prosecutor in the Drew Hastings case, a few times while the jury was deliberating Wednesday. ...

November 10th, 2016 updated: November 10th, 2016. |  


Baby smiles make things better

Baby smiles make things better

Since returning to work a month ago I have not done a column. There are multiple reasons for that. One is time, and I’m always short on that, it...

November 8th, 2016 |  


Political correctness on ballot

Political correctness on ballot

Political correctness – which has been a hot topic locally as much as nationally - may not be on Tuesday’s election ballot under those wor...

November 7th, 2016 updated: November 7th, 2016. |