The decline of ticket splitting and why it matters
January 31, 2016 In electoral politics, the things that most matter are too frequently obscured by the things that most entertain. more »»
Daddy Trump is looking out for you!
January 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — So you say you want a daddy for your president? OK, so maybe you didn’t say it, but on a subliminal level, you may have felt it, especially if you’re a Republican primary voter leaning... more »»
I have a dream
January 17, 2016 As a kid in middle school I watched the Eyes on the Prize documentary of the Civil Rights Movement and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. immediately became a lifelong hero of mine. more »»
State budget hostages finally freed?
January 10, 2016 Last week, public school students — or, at least, their parents — breathed a sigh of relief as Governor Wolf finally released state education funds withheld during the six-month budget impasse. more »»
What is Democracy?
December 27, 2015 Restraint is the father of wisdom. It has been very tempting to weigh in on the Montoursville Area High School dispute, given my role in representing the Option 6 candidates for a time. more »»
Why take the Trump stunt seriously?
December 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — So how exactly does this work, Donald Trump’s plan to keep America safe from Islamic terrorism by barring entry to all Muslims? He explained it Tuesday on TV. more »»
GOP debate number five
December 21, 2015 Each of the Republican presidential candidates brings something good to the race for the GOP nomination and some things not so good. more »»
Scared? Blame it entirely on all Muslims
December 20, 2015 Remember how in grade school everyone would get punished because one kid acted out? Blaming a group for what some of its individual members do is exactly like that. It is uncalled for and unfai. more »»
Waging war outside the box
December 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Americans looking for a Snuggy Bear and a blankey to ease their anxieties about the Islamic State will have to become more comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty. more »»
A Churchill-like moment
December 19, 2015 LONDON — Wisdom can often be found in unexpected places. During debate in the House of Commons on whether Britain should join the U.S. more »»
Have Dog, Will Blog
Farewell, my friend
February 4, 2016 Where do I begin?
Perhaps, the best place to begin is at the end.
We lost our special Golden boy, Oakley, unexpectedly last Friday. more »