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Politicians are failing us on the economy

A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy’s long-term prospects. Not …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Little room to maneuver in next recession

With its policy interest rate still at near-zero percent, and deficits much smaller than was seen in the wake of …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Do not kill police officers, black people, white people or any people

I had never heard of Chicago suburb Fox Lake police officer Joe Gliniewicz. Recently, three men murdered him. Sadly I …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Obama’s War on the Poor continues

Obama’s War on the Poor continues

What does President Obama have against poor people? The past few years have been marked by Obama releasing new regulation …

September 1st, 2015 |  

Family Fundamentals: Blended families need time, patience

Family Fundamentals: Blended families need time, patience

Q: My husband and I married this summer. It’s a second marriage for both of us, and we each brought …

September 1st, 2015 |  

What’s in a name?

Sports fans go nuts this time of year. Baseball fans are watching pennant races heat up; football fans are watching …

September 1st, 2015 |  

How the tooth fairy can teach your kids about money

How the tooth fairy can teach your kids about money

When those first baby teeth start wobbling, you and the Tooth Fairy can combine forces to teach your kids about …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

School lunch may be healthier than packed

School lunch may be healthier than packed

Q: Generally, which is healthier for kids, a packed lunch or a school lunch? A: Obviously, this could go either …

August 31st, 2015 |  

5 ways to help prepare children for success

5 ways to help prepare children for success

The new school year has started and families are busy with classes, homework and extracurricular activities. This time of year, …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Money prep for prospective parents

Money prep for prospective parents

It costs parents an average of $245,340 to raise a child from birth to age 18. That figure from the …

August 30th, 2015 |  

The rise of the non-politician

The rise of the non-politician

Donald Trump. Ben Carson. Carly Fiorina. What do these three Republican presidential contenders have in common? None of them has …

August 30th, 2015 updated: August 30th, 2015. |  

Stand firm on absolute truth

Stand firm on absolute truth

A few years back I worked for Daystar Television in Ashland Kentucky as the host of an afternoon program called …

August 30th, 2015 |  

Ohioans shouldn’t be left in the dark on trade

Ohioans shouldn’t be left in the dark on trade

NAFTA. CAFTA. Trade relations with China. Ohioans have seen first-hand what so-called free trade agreements have done to our state …

August 29th, 2015 |  

A few bad apples

A few bad apples

If you shake your family tree, what falls? Surprisingly, my tree’s fruit formed a rich mosaic of America. Each of …

August 29th, 2015 updated: September 1st, 2015. |  

There’s something about Trump

There’s something about Trump

He has the “it” factor. While travelling through Ireland with a tour group earlier this summer, the first question I …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Rice-cereal and a ‘sensitive awareness’

Rice-cereal and a ‘sensitive awareness’

Here’s the good news: We live in a world of differences. Everywhere we go and every person we meet has …

August 27th, 2015 |  

‘A bubbly blonde’: Remembering Alison Parker

‘A bubbly blonde’: Remembering Alison Parker

ROCKINGHAM — I was downstairs in the Richmond County Judicial Center chatting with one of the bailiffs following a double-murder …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward, not the killer

Remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward, not the killer

WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Did Congress ever confer citizenship on anchor babies?

Ever since he announced his candidacy for president in June, Donald Trump has been setting the agenda for the rest …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Cadillac taxes for everyone!

Employers have played a key role in financing their employees’ healthcare since World War II, when they threw in tax-free …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Standing up for rural postal delivery

Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Chow Line: Plan ahead to save at grocery store

Chow Line: Plan ahead to save at grocery store

Q: My grocery bill seems to be getting more and more expensive. I noticed it especially when we stocked up …

August 24th, 2015 updated: August 24th, 2015. |  

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