10:42 AM Aug 21, 2013

With the smug self-assurance of the ignorant, I have taken it for granted that Americans enjoy the worst government in the Western world.

11:16 AM Aug 20, 2013

Do you believe in conspiracy theories and think the media covers up what's really going on? Or do you look down your nose at "Truthers" and "Birthers"?

10:54 AM Aug 15, 2013

Take a look at the the table in this Forbes magazine article about health care expenditures. You'll notice that the United States ranks fourth in the world in per capita government hea

2:22 PM Aug 13, 2013

The last chance for justice for Nancy Smith, who served years in prison for molesting preschoolers despite mountains evidence that she was innocent, rests for Gov. John Kasich.

2:00 PM Aug 1, 2013

With Tiffin Avenue aka Ohio 101 blocked off at both ends because of construction, getting to the Erie County Humane Society, 1911 Superior St., has become a bit tricky. But you can still get there to adopt a cat or a dog.

4:08 PM Jul 31, 2013

Want to know who the U.S is at war with in the "war on terror"? Sorry, nobody can tell you. It's a secret!

12:51 PM Jul 29, 2013

I'm spending today in an environmental seminar for journalists put on by an outfit by the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources. 

9:41 AM Jul 25, 2013

Wednesday night, the U.S. House voted to defeat an amendment by Rep. John Conyers Jr., a Michigan Democrat, and Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican, to cut off funding for the National Security Agency's program to collect phone calls records on everyone in America.

2:31 PM Jul 22, 2013

For a moment there, I thought I had one of the biggest scoops in rock music, at least in the English-speaking world. Pere Ubu had broken up!

The band's leader, David Thomas, sent out a Tweet from @ubuprojex on July 15: "I quit music. Goodbye."

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