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Mueller’s report, comments on investigation bizarre

In the end, by-the-book Robert Mueller departed wildly from the book. He invented an extraconstitutional legal standard for his obstruction investigation and acted, at best, in violation of the spirit of the special-counsel regulations. His departing act was a public statement meant to ...

Political parties suffer from slowness to adapt to voters

Political parties generally go unappreciated, even among those inclined to celebrate representative democracy. The Founding Fathers famously didn’t like them yet found themselves forming them, not long after the First Congress assembled. This suggests something I have come to believe while ...

Perseverance is key to success in life

It isn’t about getting knocked down, it is about getting back up. I will never forget Thomas, a former high school soccer player I coached several years ago. Thomas’ skills were average. What made Thomas a starter by his senior year and an All- State player was his persistence. If you ...

Fathers need to be celebrated in June

Summer is on the horizon! The official day is June 21, but we also have a couple other occasions this month. Flag Day is June 14, and Father’s Day is June 16. The kids are out of school and families are planning activities and vacations during this summer break. This month we ...

Get procedure out of the shadows

By CONNIE SCHULTZ Creators Syndicate Joi and her husband wanted a baby. “We wanted to be pregnant in the worst way,” she says. For more than a decade, they tried. So many tests, and then more tests. Blood draws and injections. In 2002, it happened. They were expecting a daughter. ...

The flaw in trying to paint Biden as another Hillary Clinton

By JONAH GOLDBERG Creators Syndicate Is Joe Biden Hillary Clinton -- or George W. Bush? The first, most obvious and literal answer is, he’s neither. He’s Joe Biden, one of the most known and familiar personalities in American politics. Matt Continetti, editor of the Washington Free ...

Iowa sued over prohibition on Medicaid for gender surgery

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a new state law that prohibits the use of Medicaid funding for gender reassignment surgery. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill on May 3 that included language amending the state’s Civil ...

Starting summer off right this weekend

Five or six times when I was a teenager, I marched through the streets of Belmont on Memorial Day. Along with the rest of the Union Local High School Marching Band, I made my way from the grade school to the cemetery with a clarinet or a saxophone in my hands. We played patriotic tunes along ...

Senator salutes America’s fallen soldiers

I have read the newspapers and seen the movies written by people that will never understand what freedom actually costs. I lived it. I lived through the horror of walking into battle alongside my brother and walking out without him. I’ve heard the heart wrenching cries of those who ...

Remembering the sacrifices of America’s many heroes

A bullet pinged past the soldier’s ear as he crouched behind bushes near the front lines. A soldier near him suddenly lurched forward, letting out a horrible scream as he crumpled to the ground and died. All gave some, some gave all. On this Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ...

We can expect death, taxes and change

At a conference, pre-Shale Crescent, a few years ago the luncheon keynote speaker was a senior coal company executive. I will call him Mr. C. He opened with a question. “Are there any gas people here?” I was the only person who held up their hand. Mr. C pointed directly at me with fire ...

We must do more to strengthen economy

We have a strong economy today, thanks in part to the pro-growth policies like tax reform and regulatory relief Congress has put in place. Companies like Kroger in Cincinnati, Tremco in Cleveland, ProMedica in Toledo, and Wolf Metals in Columbus are creating jobs, raising wages and ...

Wanted: Stories of D-Day at home and abroad

On June 6, 1944, my dad was aboard a ship somewhere in the English Channel. Soon, he found himself climbing up a French beach under heavy enemy fire as part of Operation Overlord. Dad had a natural talent and ability for all things mechanical, and the U.S. Army had trained and assigned him to ...

One person’s trash is another’s feedstock

We just returned from a sales trip. For me this was fun. Sales isn’t about being slick, a fast talker or pushy. Successful in sales is being a trusted advisor helping clients or prospects. People’s time is valuable. I don’t believe in ever making a sales call unless I can bring ...

‘Democracy dollar’ giveaway would aid politicians

The progressive catechism teaches that there is “too much money” in politics. A codicil to this tenet, written in fine print, is that the term “money” does not apply to money from George Soros, government employees unions, private-sector unions, trial lawyers, Democratic-oriented ...

Moore too flawed for appointment to the Fed

What can you say about Stephen Moore? That his economic views tend toward the nutty, and his research is a slop job? That his juvenile fear of females borders on the pathetic — and that he didn’t find them too embarrassing to air? That he’s Donald Trump’s pick to serve on the Federal ...

Mueller already has gone far beyond counsel’s job

The last thing the world needs is more of Robert Mueller’s commentary, but Congress is determined to have him hold forth at a public hearing. It’s not as though we don’t already have the special counsel’s version of events. He mustered enormous investigate resources and took two years ...

Honor your mother from your heart

How old am I? One of the big stories of last week was that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s presented their two-day-old son to the world. His name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. This may be the first time in recent history that an interracial child has been born into the royal ...

Reflecting on mothers and their impact on us

What do you think about on Mother’s Day? I hope any of you who are lucky enough to still have your mother on this Earth will take some time to honor her. Stop by for a visit or, if you live far apart, pick up the phone and take this opportunity to catch up with her and the happenings in her ...

Want to achieve success? Prepare for it

Two weeks ago, my daughter, Dannielle and I ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful course running through the battlefield and farm country. The course was hilly. We expected that and trained accordingly. I had a good finishing time for me. Dannielle ...