Making progress on teacher pay

As I enter my final weeks as governor, many people are asking me to reflect on my time in office. I’m not a person...

Florida legislature ‘does something’

In the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting of 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the Florida legislature responded with a bill seeking to address the school security issue. Many credit the young student activists who took to the road to confront legislators in Tallahassee while they […]

John McCain was a true American hero

If you have ever read a book about the life of Sen. John McCain, you know that he was a Naval aviator during the...

Sometimes bias gets out of hand

We know there is unprecedented bias today in the news media, more than there has ever been. Objective reporting is a thing of the past. In the hotly contested campaign for president this year, it is becoming more and more evident. When Hillary Clinton had her recent health issues, most broadcast news outlets did not […]

Let’s celebrate dads

Father’s Day gives us a chance to celebrate dads and thank them for everything they do for their families. As any dad can attest,...

College degrees and their debt

There’s no doubt students who decide to pursue higher education at one of the many universities and colleges throughout the United States are making a significant investment in their future, but a vast majority of them end up trading their cap and gown for a mountain of debt and uncertainty. In fact, 70 percent of […]

The few things I do know

It’s a generally accepted recommendation among writers that you write what you know about. As I know next to nothing about virtually anything, that pretty well leaves an empty supply of column fodder. I do, however, have plenty of opinions, but that is not to be confused with knowledge. There are a few things I […]

Tis the season for zucchini wars

I believe in sharing God’s bounty. I think if God has blessed you with something, it should be shared. And what is more bountiful this time of year than zucchini? When we lived in Broken Bow, Neb., our neighbors raised a fine crop of zucchini, which they decided to share with our family. They were […]

Election was about real change in USA

Americans elected Barack Obama president in 2008 and again in 2012 on the promise of “Hope and Change.” This, obviously, hasn’t worked out too well for us as the change he promised was not what we had in mind and the hope turned into despair for so many working class people. More than anything, the […]

Truth can be stranger than fiction

It’s hard to come up with things to write about sometimes. As an English literature major in college, I had plenty of opportunities, though. Instructors were always dispensing advice with our writing assignments: “Write what you know.” “Write your heart.” “Write to your audience.” “Write so I’ll know you’ve grasped the major concepts of this […]

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