Opinion Archive

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Custer’ is a truly impressive book

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You’ll always wonder about the truth. But since you’re not a high-ranking government official, not privy to political goings-on or world affairs, and you don’t have a time machine, you’ll always wonder what really happened in battle, old or new. What was on Harry Truman’s mind, for instance, at the end of [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
Confessions of a political junky

By George Brown During the decade or so that I’ve been writing this column I have avoided controversial topics like religion and politics. But now, on the eve of this presidential election, I find myself compelled to make an exception. I should begin by disclosing that I am a political junky. Close friends and family [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Investing in jobs of the future

By Sherrod Brown Despite what you may read on a North Carolina license plate, Ohio is the original Aerospace State. Our innovative scientists and engineers, manufacturing muscle, and talented workforce have driven our success over the last century. From the days of the Wright Brothers designing and building the first powered aircraft in their Dayton [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘Totally Mad’ is pure nostalgia for former kids of all ages

By Terri Schlichenmeyer There are many things you still wish you had from your childhood. Freedom to play, for one. The ability to make a fool of yourself and not care. How about your old toys?  You’d be rich right now if you still had them. Oh, and that pile of comic books and magazines [ Read More ]

TIM RUDD
Clermont County is the key to unlocking the White House

By Tim Rudd Paul Ryan, Rob Portman, John Kasich and Mitt Romney’s son Josh have all visited Clermont County in the last few weeks. Why is Clermont receiving all this attention? Why, the answer is simple. Ohio is the key to the presidential election and Clermont County and southwest Ohio holds the key to unlock [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Sometimes sports ain’t no game

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The game, as they say, is the thing. It’s the thing at your house, that’s for sure. Ever since your child’s friends started playing sports at school, it’s been the number-one topic around. He craves competition. She wants to sign up yesterday. He sees trophies and medals and honestly, you see them, [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
The big fire in the greenhouse

By George Brown This is the fourth in a series of short stories about my Dad. Like the previous stories, this one is adapted and edited from a brief narrative Dad wrote in 1988, at age 70, about his boyhood adventures. Dad passed away five years ago. Now, as I approach age 70 myself, I [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Help Ohioans with red tape

By Sherrod Brown A lot of the work I do has nothing to do with committee hearings or Senate floor votes. As your senator, one of my most important jobs is helping Ohioans cut through red tape when dealing with the federal government. That means helping seniors access the Social Security benefits they have earned, [ Read More ]

ROB PORTMAN
Give workers at Delphi a fair shake

By Rob Portman Every American is supposed to get a fair shake from the federal government. The government works for us, after all. Every citizen should be treated fairly without regard to associations, connections, status or political party. Sadly, however, the shadow of unfair treatment hangs over what happened to the hard-working salaried retirees of [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
A stinking encounter with a skunk

By George Brown This is the third in a series of short stories about my Dad (“The Kid”). These stories are adapted from a narrative Dad wrote in 1988, at age 70, about his boyhood and adventures with his dog, Prince. One hot day in late July a brisk breeze stirred the air sparking a [ Read More ]


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