Advise, Assist, Arm: The United States at War

Advise, Assist, Arm: The United States at War

During the Cold War, the US military and the CIA were involved in a multitude of “indirect” interventions in developing countries. A few&#...

July 10th, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  


Student Debt Means Fewer Public Servants — and More Bankers

Student Debt Means Fewer Public Servants — and More Bankers

Cum laude, my diploma reads — “with honor.” But cum debitum, “with debt,” is a bit more accurate.Collectively, America&#...

July 9th, 2017 |  


Ohio cop wears Rebel t-shirt

Ohio cop wears Rebel t-shirt

America serves up its news in a cauldron from hell, or so it sometimes seems. The fragments are all simmering in the same juice: bombs and drones and ...

July 8th, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  



Clean water in Yemen and Flint

Clean water in Yemen and Flint

This week, in New York City, representatives from more than 100 countries will begin collaborating on an international treaty, first proposed in 2016,...

July 7th, 2017 |  


A June 27 Pew Research Center poll says world opinion of the United States has plummeted since Donald Trump took office. Surveying people in 37 countr...

July 6th, 2017 |  


THEIR VIEW: Another Troop Surge in America’s Longest War

THEIR VIEW: Another Troop Surge in America’s Longest War

President Trump might have dodged military service in his youth, but he certainly is militaristic — he’s bellicose, likes to issue command...

July 5th, 2017 |  


No Wonder Trump’s Approval Rating Is Plummeting

No Wonder Trump’s Approval Rating Is Plummeting

Apparently President Trump wonders why he’s getting the lowest job-approval ratings from the public in modern presidential history. Maybe he sho...

July 5th, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  


Trump channels Emperor Nero

Trump channels Emperor Nero

Donald Trump is doing everything in his considerable power to insure a future of rising oceans, dirty unbreathable air, more drought in some places, f...

July 5th, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  


Everything Big Pharma hates

Everything Big Pharma hates

Earlier this year, my work to lower drug prices for Ohio families was described as combining “every policy idea drug lobbyists hate.” And ...

July 5th, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  


Make proven program permanent

Make proven program permanent

This session of Congress is almost certain to consider major tax legislation. There is support on both sides of the aisle for revamping our tax code t...

July 5th, 2017 |