Four Jill Richardson columns

Four Jill Richardson columns

The Press Is Essential, Whether Presidents Like It or NotIf you want to make journalism better, subscribe to your local paper.The U.S. has a robust, f...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Underwater Nation

Underwater Nation

Are you or a loved one having trouble staying afloat? You’re truly not alone.While the media reports low unemployment and a rising stock market,...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Two views of ‘Russiagate’

Two views of ‘Russiagate’

The Great DistracterBy Mel GurtovThree of Donald Trump’s latest ploys to distract attention from Russiagate have failed.First was Rep. Devin Nun...

May 1st, 2017 |  



90% of coal miners are gone

90% of coal miners are gone

America’s coal industry is sinking sadly. Tonnage, usually above 1 billion, dropped to 749 million tons in 2016. Employment, which exceeded 800,...

May 1st, 2017 |  


Personification of the challenges of rural health access

Personification of the challenges of rural health access

Rural America has once again taken its place in the national health care debate. Across America, analysis shows that rural counties would have shoulde...

April 30th, 2017 |  


Energy efficiency can help rural families save money

Energy efficiency can help rural families save money

Families below the poverty line spend 8 percent of their income on electricity, a much larger proportion than higher income families, according to the...

April 30th, 2017 |  


“Fifty Years On: MLK’s Giant Triplets Still Plague Us, Including Militarism.”

“Fifty Years On: MLK’s Giant Triplets Still Plague Us, Including Militarism.”

Fifty years ago this April, a year to the day before he was murdered, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called us to overcome the giant triplets pl...

April 29th, 2017 |  


Here’s What You Can Do for Middle East Peace

Here’s What You Can Do for Middle East Peace

The White House is creating new problems in Israel-Palestine, but ordinary people can start setting things right.While news swirled around health care...

April 29th, 2017 |  


Money Talks. We Need to Talk Louder.

Money Talks. We Need to Talk Louder.

Liberals and conservatives don’t agree on much, but we all want money out of politics.In today’s polarized political climate, it seems lik...

April 29th, 2017 |  


Let’s Come to Our Senses on Nukes

Let’s Come to Our Senses on Nukes

President Trump, the tweeter-in-chief, famously used that platform to announce, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclea...

April 29th, 2017 |