Opinion Archive

Let’s Grow!
STEVE BOEHME
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 ]

GEORGE BROWN
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 ]

PAUL SCHWIETERING
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 ]

ROB PORTMAN
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
TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
‘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
DR. DAN MEAKIN
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 ]

GEORGE BROWN
A dog ran off with my backpack, column and all

By George Brown I’m writing to you this week from scenic Sedona, Arizona. I brought my laptop, and with the wonders of the internet I anticipated no problems submitting my column to the paper by the usual deadline. But, as luck would have it, I came very close to having to report to the editor [ Read More ]

SHERROD BROWN
Our commitment to strengthen the middle Class

By Sherrod Brown Labor Day, which we celebrated last week, shouldn’t simply mark the end of summer. It should also mark the beginning of our renewed commitment to fighting for American workers and strengthening our middle class. Last week, I received an email from Bill Ross, an Ohio business leader, explaining what Labor Day means [ Read More ]

JOHN BECKER
Founding Fathers knew the importance of states’ rights

By John Becker It is not as widely known as other holidays, so many Americans probably are not even aware that September 17th is “Constitution Day.” So I think it is as good a time as any to give our premier founding document some thought, and although the day is intended to shine light on [ Read More ]


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