Time to reduce emissions

Time to reduce emissions

This week, I and 1,100 other citizens who volunteer for Citizens’ Climate Lobby will head to Washington D.C. (at our own expense) for our intern...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Hetzel column: Destroying public records wrong answer to a real problem

Hetzel column: Destroying public records wrong answer to a real problem

As a lobbyist for the Ohio News Media Association, I sometimes see things in politics that make me want to cry, but I’ve only teared up once in ...

June 14th, 2017 |  


This Father’s Day, Keep Trying

This Father’s Day, Keep Trying

Every year thousands of little babies are put up for adoption. Our oldest daughter and son in law adopted a beautiful little girl not quite a year ago...

June 14th, 2017 |  



Evil and the Paris Accords

Evil and the Paris Accords

Much ink was spilled in the year leading up to the election of the president on the subject of incipient fascism. We turned to prophets to discern the...

June 10th, 2017 |  


Center for Rural Affairs commits to equity and inclusion for all residents of rural America

Center for Rural Affairs commits to equity and inclusion for all residents of rural America

Amidst the turbulent political times for immigrants in our country, the Center for Rural Affairs reiterates its commitment to advancing a set of value...

June 9th, 2017 |  


The Declaration of Peace

The Declaration of Peace

These are self-evident truths:That all humans are a single family living on a fragile and endangered planet whose life support systems must remain int...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Trump’s Budget for Rural America

Trump’s Budget for Rural America

How we spend our money says a lot about what we value — and what we can do without. The Trump administration’s proposed budget, which it s...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Trump TV, Coming to a Market Near You

Trump TV, Coming to a Market Near You

Donald Trump’s favorite local TV chain is about to get a lot bigger thanks to — wait for it — Donald Trump.Trump’s Federal Com...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Rural Communities Have the Most to Lose With Health Care Repeal

Rural Communities Have the Most to Lose With Health Care Repeal

For 30 years, I’ve helped people fight for health care.In one of my proudest moments, I worked with people in small towns across Idaho to expand...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Leaving Rural America Behind… Again

Leaving Rural America Behind… Again

A week after releasing a budget proposal that would slash funding for USDA rural development, cut farm conservation programs, and exacerbate hunger in...

June 9th, 2017 |