Guest Commentary


Late-night comics on Trump and Clinton

This presidential campaign is the nuttiest in my lifetime but at least America is maintaining its sense of humor.

Bumper car therapy for government

Over the last 35 years our family has vacationed at the same place on the beach. While the buildings have been refurbished, the complex remains largely unchanged.

Black lies matter, President Obama

It takes a special kind of president to travel to Dallas, ostensibly to speak at a memorial service for five assassinated police officers, and instead deliver a Black Lives Matter convention speech.

Nostalgic for the drive-in theater

Here’s something I miss more each summer: the drive-in movie theater.

Our longest war just got longer

The longest war in U.S. history just got even longer.

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FBI blinks in email investigation

FBI Director James Comey’s news conference on the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton investigation reminded me of another staged media event in a hostile environment almost 50 years ago.

America had more than 13 colonies

The Fourth of July has come and gone, and with it the annual reminder about a group of brave souls who sparked a revolution against an evil empire.

‘Great’ effort will take everyone

In the presidential campaign leading up to the November elections, hopefully we will hear about ways to “Make America Great Again!”

After ‘Brexit,’ can we exit a few things, too?

Last week’s U.K. vote to leave the EU may have come as a shock to many, but the sentiment that led British voters to reject rule from Brussels is nothing unique.

The State of Mabton

Apparently a “Maxit” is under way.

American bicentennial turns 40

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Bicentennial, memories come flooding back.

Watch out for South Carolina

Washington leaders need to keep an eye on South Carolina. It is a state which is becoming a strong magnet to attract business.

Employers can’t afford to sit out election

As I’ve traveled the state the last few months as part of the Association of Washington Business’ small-business listening tour, I’ve noticed campaign signs for nearly every race and political persuasion, from president to county precinct officer.

My childhood memories of a 1970s dog

A thread on the question-and-answer website Quora discussed the stark differences between dog ownership in the 1970s compared with today.

Detoxifying Congressional politics

Thankfully, June 8 marked a milestone for Congress.