How much experience should a president have?

T. Boone Pickens is upset about a presidential nominating process he says “emphasizes accusation and innuendo” and wants to form “a ...

January 11th, 2016 |  


Letter: Protecting our country from outsiders is not unconstitutional

Dear Editor,This is in response to the editor of the Gallipolis Daily Tribune Michael Johnson’s view (published in the Dec. 16 issue of The Madi...

January 8th, 2016 |  


Who doesn’t like a fresh start?

Who doesn’t like a fresh start?

We are a few days into a brand new year and while today is just another day in the grand scheme of things, these first few days of a new year tend to ...

January 8th, 2016 updated: January 8th, 2016. |  



Hen fruit makes delicious Linguine Carbonara

Hen fruit makes delicious Linguine Carbonara

Last week, my daughter, Heather, sent the current copy of her wonderful, all-inclusive family calendar. It chronicles activities for her entire family...

January 8th, 2016 updated: January 8th, 2016. |  


Democrats, Republicans disagree on biggest problem

Democrats, Republicans disagree on biggest problem

As they barnstorm across the caucus and primary states, the Republican and Democratic frontrunners for the presidential nomination often sound as if t...

January 7th, 2016 |  


Going on vacation can be a lot of work

Going on vacation can be a lot of work

Here is the problem with going on vacation: You can take a vacation from work and you can take a vacation from school … but you can’t take...

January 7th, 2016 |  


What’s on the inside is important

What’s on the inside is important

Romans 12:10 tells us “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the g...

January 7th, 2016 |  


A new year with a brush and paint

A new year with a brush and paint

No New Year’s resolutions, I have too much painting to do.This year I plan to finish several long-term project paintings along with several pain...

January 6th, 2016 |  


The case for American leadership in the war against terrorism

The case for American leadership in the war against terrorism

When the US does not lead in global national security issues, a vacuum occurs, and that usually results in chaos. I believe we are seeing that now wit...

January 6th, 2016 |  


Raising minimum wage is smart business, smart politics

Raising the minimum wage makes good business sense whether you are a Republican, Democrat or Independent. It should not be a partisan issue.Across the...

January 5th, 2016 |