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Annie Glenn, American Hero

In 2012, Annie Glenn and I were doing what we so often did, which was to sit side-by-side in a quiet place offstage, waiting for our extroverted husbands to finish speaking to a crowd. We had been close friends for six years by then. My husband, Sherrod Brown, was running for reelection to ...

Is Diversity Important In The Fight Against COVID-19?

Is it important to have racial or sexual diversity in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic? Heather Mac Donald suggests that some think it might be in her City Journal article “Should Identity Politics Dictate Vaccine Research?” The funding priorities of the National Institutes of Health ...

Choosing The Wrong Opponent

It is a common, if not especially honorable, practice in American politics for a candidate and her campaign to prefer to run not against their actual opponent on the ballot but rather against the most unpopular caricature of the opponent’s party. That explains why Democrats, for close to ...

Andrew Cuomo For Vice President

Joe Biden still has time to do the smart thing and name New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo his running mate. The top two reasons would be Cuomo’s proven competence managing his state’s coronavirus crisis and a strong personality unafraid of that other son of Queens, President Donald Trump. We ...

What Does Winning Mean In A Forever War?

When a Wall Street Journal editorial warned this week against any precipitous U.S. withdrawal that might imperil our gains in Afghanistan, an exasperated President Trump shot back: “Could someone please explain to them that we have been there for 19 years. ... and except at the beginning, ...

Trump Smashes The Right’s Ability To Police Itself

Among dozens of addled tweets from the commander in chief over the past few days, one in particular deserves pausing over because it demonstrates not just the weak-mindedness of our president but also the way his leadership is sabotaging conservatism. Trump retweeted a post featuring ...

SWCS Does Spend – With Caution

To The Reader’s Forum: I am writing to take exception to The Post-Journal’s editorial on May 18, addressing upcoming school budget votes. The paragraph that reads “They (school districts) spend seemingly without caution — and lose sight of conservative policies that help when times ...

Stop Training Jihad Pilots

I’m glad the FBI was able to crack the iPhones of the Pensacola naval air base shooter, which confirmed that radicalized Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani had communicated with al-Qaida to carry out a “special operation.” Three young American patriots died ...

Is Trump A Mussolini In The Making?

A large swath of the political left seems to consider Donald Trump to be a Hitler or Mussolini in the making, and maybe they are right. He does have that Mussolini chin sometimes. In many ways, though, he doesn’t quite fit the bill. The different instances of fascism share similar qualities, ...

Trying To Play The Game Of Truth

When newly minted White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany took the stage last week for the first time — the first time a Trump press secretary has issued a formal conference in over six months — she encountered a ravenously bloodthirsty media gaggle. It was ready to pounce. Would they ...

Outlast Time, Brick By Brick, In Bemus Point

This was supposed to be a story about bricks, but instead it became a story about the authentic charm of our villages, and about the good people who live in them. This is why we stay here and why we love being from Western New York: there are values and traditions and a goodness here that has ...

Education Works; Don’t Change It

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve heard many daily press conferences by doctors, scientists, and city, county, state, and national leaders. Some of what we’ve read on various social media, has been false, fake, or edited, and some of what we’ve heard has been factually true and ...

Healthy Community, 1 Yard At A Time

We all live in a watershed and what we do on our land matters to our waters. The simple acts of enhancing or creating a filtration garden or beneficial plant buffer and reducing water and chemicals used on our lawns are all positive practices that go a long way to keeping our waterways healthy, ...

It’s A World Of A Nasty Females — Bugs That Is

What’s green — or black, perhaps red or brown? Should we try pink? Or maybe “some other color”? “The Bug Review” continues “these pear-shaped insects are slow moving and range in size from 1/16- to 1/8-inch long. They have conspicuous slender antennae and near the rear end of ...

Shutdown’s Silver Lining

The government has closed most schools. So, more parents are teaching kids at home. That upsets the government school monopoly. Education “experts” say parents lack the expertise to teach their kids. Without state schooling, “learning losses... could well be catastrophic,” says ...

Supreme Court Should Protect Speech

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Every state in this extraordinarily beautiful country has its own stunning views. With good reason Montana is called “Big Sky Country.” It spans hundreds of miles. It has mountains, valleys, and plains, plus rivers and lakes. Among the more stunning views are ...

Sources: The Difference Between Confidential And Anonymous

I got anonymous “Concerned Citizen” messages when I was a reporter or editor. I usually tossed them into the trash bin. I did honor requests to keep someone’s name confidential, but I always knew who the person was before I acted on his or her supposed “information.” There are ...

Jacob Decides To Try And Bring Larry To A Counseling Session

Last article, we met Jacob, a first-time walk in. Private counseling practices generally are found to schedule clients. Never say never. Walk-ins are welcomed. However, Jacob was my first walk-in client. My brief indulgence into a post-lunch siesta was interrupted. Time allowed for this ...

An Act Of Optimism

My annual order of wildflower seeds arrived in the mail, and I’ve never been so eager to start something new — something beautiful and immune to the virus taking so much away. I love reading aloud the names of the flowers that, in theory, will thrive here in northeast Ohio. Purple ...

Fixing College Corruption

America’s colleges are rife with corruption. The financial squeeze resulting from COVID-19 offers opportunities for a bit of remediation. Let’s first let’s examine what might be the root of academic corruption, suggested by the title of a recent study, “Academic Grievance Studies and ...