A Philosophy of Opinion Writing

A Philosophy of Opinion Writing

In my college years, I noticed a church sign promoting an upcoming sermon titled, “A Christian View of Time.” What caught my attention was use of the article “A” rather than “The.” The preacher had enough self-awareness and integrity to acknowledge that he didn’t have...
A Lesson from the U.S. Senate’s Biggest Baseball Fan

A Lesson from the U.S. Senate’s Biggest Baseball Fan

I have the very good fortune of knowing the United States Senate’s biggest baseball fan, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Among the books he keeps close at hand is an edition of Baseball Almanac so that he can be prepared to settle any argument over America’s pastime and...
America, We Still Do Not Know

America, We Still Do Not Know

We still do not have a clear answer to the question, “America, who are we?” At the time of this writing, I do not know the winner of the presidential election or the final outcome regarding control of the U.S. Congress. For the purpose of this column, it...