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Homelessness in the Neighborhood

Signs of change in the economy come at me as I walk down the street here in Columbus, Ohio. I haven’t seen a Hummer for months, for one thing. The “for lease” signs in the store fronts are ubiquitous. We’ve had a few homeless people who come through the neighborhood for some time now, but [...]

A Third Grade Presidential Agenda

Less debt, fewer taxes, cheaper college, more lemonade. I think it might be a winning agenda!

Israeli Bombing of UN School Exposes the Blundering of War

When Israel’s leaders ought to be apologizing for the attack on the United Nations school, and pausing their military operations in order to take stock of their strategic blunder, they are continuing along the same path that led to the school bombing, and even justifying the attack as a necessary consequence of a just cause. [...]

Nationwide Walkout December 3 to Support Gay Rights

Being the oldster that I am, I don’t usually get word of student movements until the last minute. That’s what happened this time too, but I’m happier to pass on late word than no word at all. Here we go. Ahem…

Hey, you young whippersnapper people out there. You probably already know this, but here’s [...]

No School Shootings? Bring In the Guns Then!

I seem to remember that when I was a kid, the students would play all kinds of tricks on the teachers, like hiding their purses, or putting notes on their backs, or sticking things into their pockets. Doesn’t David Thweatt worry about students actually taking the guns from their teachers, and accidentally shooting them off? [...]

Who is Behind the Push Polling in Columbus, Ohio?

This November, a Columbus City Schools bond and a Columbus City bond will be on the ballot. Somebody has already started a whisper campaign against them.

A person who doesn’t want to be identified made me a call today and claimed to be operating a public opinion research poll. She asked for me by name, [...]