Times Leaderhttp://www.timesleaderonline.com/page/category.detail/nav/5003/Columnsen-usFri, 27 May 2016 14:21:00 EDTFri, 27 May 2016 14:21:00 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssCelebrating freedom: A man's role in ending slaveryhttp://www.timesleaderonline.com/page/content.detail/id/590207.htmlIt's hard for me to imagine living in a society that truly restricts personal freedom. As a journalist, the freedom of speech and freedom of the press are cornerstones of my life and career.Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTWacky weather causes spring headacheshttp://www.timesleaderonline.com/page/content.detail/id/589903.htmlToday seems like the perfect time to curl up in the corner of the couch with a good book. With temperatures expected to hover in the upper 40s and lower 50s, a small blanket or throw for your lap might even be in order.Sun, 15 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTMothers serve as more than role modelshttp://www.timesleaderonline.com/page/content.detail/id/589706.htmlMothers are many things to many people, and that is why we celebrate them today. Mothers inspire. They motivate and protect. They nurture, and they discipline. Mothers teach, and they learn from their children.Sun, 8 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTDemocrats speak out on how the state funds local governmentshttp://www.timesleaderonline.com/page/content.detail/id/589707.htmlAs the new chairman of the Belmont County Democratic Party, I was disappointed to see my new counterpart start his tenure on the attack. And a misleading attack, at that.Sun, 8 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTGOP chairman: Dems should re-learn Mom's lesson on self-reliancehttp://www.timesleaderonline.com/page/content.detail/id/589709.htmlIn honor of Mother's Day, I want to share a story that helped shape my political views. When I was 6 years old, my mother loaded my 4-year-old brother and me into our car, and we drove to downtown Detroit, where I grew-up.Sun, 8 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT