Opinion Archive

Exciting adventures at our old Kentucky home

By George Brown We moved to the little house on the hill in Foster, Kentucky in the fall of 1980. As houses go, it was not spectacular in design, but possessed a charm worthy of its history and a picturesque view of the Ohio River to be coveted by the owners of far more luxurious [ Read More ]

Enrollment set to begin for insurance marketplace

By Sherrod Brown In less than two weeks, enrollment begins for the health law’s new insurance marketplace, allowing almost one million Ohioans to become eligible for financial assistance to purchase quality, affordable health insurance. Starting October 1, Ohioans without insurance, or those who would like to change their insurance plans, can shop for health insurance [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Dare to Look’ is a book everyone will enjoy

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You’ve always loved dogs. You love playing with them, throwing sticks for them to retrieve, wrestling with them on the floor. You love their soft fur and their goofy grins and there’s nothing better than snuggling with a dog on a cold night. Yep, it’s great that you love dogs because you’ll [ Read More ]

Let’s Grow!
Touring the fantastic Columbus gardens

By Steve Boehme We spent a recent Saturday exploring a dozen private landscapes in and around Columbus, recharging our creative batteries with lots of fresh landscape ideas. A varied assortment of projects, by some of the best landscapers in Columbus, opened to the public as the Columbus Landscape Association hosted its annual Outdoor Living and [ Read More ]

I do feel the energy, the perfect energy of our love

By George Brown In case you missed it, last week’s column was about a coyote running off with my backpack when I was hiking near Sedona, Arizona. It was a scary experience, but, luckily, I survived to write about it. At the end of that column I mentioned there was more to the story, which [ Read More ]

Sherrod Brown
The five-year Lehman Brothers anniversary

By Sherrod Brown Five years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers put our economy on the brink of collapse and jeopardized the savings and pensions of millions of Americans. The Lehman Brothers collapse was significant for another reason as well. Because the federal government bailed out other financial institutions before and after Lehman’s failure, it [ Read More ]

What has Wall Street done for us lately?

By Paul Schwietering Five years ago, the big Wall Street banks wrecked our economy and threw America into a recession that 90 percent of Americans have still not fully recovered from.  However, some people would say “True.  But what have they done for us lately?” It was by searching for the answer to that question [ Read More ]

Working toward American energy independence

By Rob Portman This week, the United States Senate began to debate a bill I introduced called the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. This bill—the first major piece of energy legislation to come to the Senate floor in six years—is the next step in the all-of-the-above energy strategy we need to achieve energy independence. [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ is a stunning, dignified book

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your mind’s made up. There’s no going back once you’ve made a choice between Door Number One or Door Number Two. You’re not a waffler, you weighed pros and cons, and you’re confident you picked correctly. Or not. Indeed, the worst part about making a decision can be the regret that’s possible [ Read More ]

Creature Feature
What you need to know about xylitol poisoning in canines

By Dr. Dan Meakin Sugar substitutes are big business. Less sugar can mean weight loss, improved health, diabetic control, and even reduced tooth decay. The quest for products that can sweeten and cook like sugar is ongoing. Xylitol is common sugar substitute, especially when it comes to sugarless gum. Not only does xylitol offer sweetness [ Read More ]

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