Chow Line: Consider using fewer highly processed foods

Chow Line: Consider using fewer highly processed foods

In recent years, we have increasingly relied on convenience foods for our everyday meals. I am interested in shifting back to more whole, natural food...

March 20th, 2016 |  


Young people and the right to information

The right to know is the birthright of every child born in this democracy. The challenge is to recognize and nurture that right, to inculcate the atti...

March 18th, 2016 |  


10 lessons for open meetings

“I think heroic deeds were all conceived in the open air.”The quote atop this editorial is from Walt Whitman’s Song of the Open Road...

March 18th, 2016 |  



Education requires using our heads

Bernie Sanders wants to give Americans free college education. This sounds good to any parent who has three or four college age children.Such an idea ...

March 16th, 2016 |  


Obama must close E-ZPass lane for Cuban immigration

Obama must close E-ZPass lane for Cuban immigration

While U.S. politicians rancorously debate Syrian refugees, undocumented Mexican immigrants and Chinese “anchor babies,” a far more questio...

March 15th, 2016 |  


Old letters help link family stories

Old letters help link family stories

“James, this is your new cook—Do you think you’ll like her?” “Yes,” the four-year-old boy replied, “I will i...

March 14th, 2016 |  


Trump racist? It’s playbook time

Trump racist? It’s playbook time

It was startling when Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich all sided with Democrats Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Rachel Maddow, lefti...

March 14th, 2016 |  


Justice: ‘Abolish death penalty’

Justice: ‘Abolish death penalty’

In the late 1980s, Thomas M. Keenan owned a small landscaping company in Cleveland. He had several men working for him, including Joseph D’Ambro...

March 14th, 2016 |  


Protect pension benefits

Protect pension benefits

Last week, I met with Rita Lewis of Westchester, Ohio. Rita was in Washington to testify in front of the Senate Finance Committee in honor of her late...

March 13th, 2016 |  


How to tell if your tap water is clean, safe

My kids drink a lot of water, but with all the news about lead in water supplies, I am concerned about its safety. Just how safe are city water suppli...

March 12th, 2016 |