The bailout bill before the U.S. House failed 228-205 Monday afternoon, with the two lawmakers in our area, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, and U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, joining the majority in voting no.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Three of the four candidates running for Erie County Commissioner have set up campaign sites on the Internet.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Sen. Barack Obama has flip-flopped on another issue -- and I couldn't be happier.

As I wrote in this newspaper some months ago, Obama had promised to gut NASA's big new effort in space, Project Constellation.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Some years ago, it became cool for rock music album recordings to include an extra "hidden track," an additional song that wasn't officially listed on the credits.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

The other day, during a now-infamous interview with CBS newswoman Katie Couric, Gov. Sarah Palin was asked to name which newspapers and magazines she regularly reads. Palin could not come up with a single title.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

Many people already believe that every newspaper reporter in America is "in the tank" for Obama. I guess it wouldn't help if anyone saw me carrying a big Obama/Biden yard sign out of the local Democratic headquarters Wednesday.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

I've long been intrigued by the way yesterday's expensive electronic device becomes today's cheap made-in-China commodity.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

What with (1) the presidential campaign and (2) the national economy collapsing into pieces, it's been difficult to follow other news stories the last couple of weeks, even important ones.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

It hasn't gotten much play in the news lately, but the investigation into who hacked into Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail account has continued.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010

The John McCain campaign, eager to change the subject from the economy, has been highlighting Barack Obama’s ties to Bill Ayers, formerly a Weather Underground bomber and now a “distinguished professor of education” at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

6:27 PM Mar 23, 2010
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