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With the results of Tuesday’s mid-Atlantic state primaries now in, it is clear that Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders won’t be the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer in this fall’s … more
Two weekends ago Bill and I decided to get out of town and take a break from the usual sights and sounds. It was a beautiful, unclouded Saturday as we drove over the bridge to Superior and headed … more
"Spring has sprung, the sun has riz, I wonder where the flowers is." That little childhood ditty feels appropriate here in mid-April when the wondering and the whining have been going on for a … more
Six years ago, members of the ad hoc Coalition for Community Schools took on a legal quest that, I’m quite confident, came to a final conclusion on Monday with an unpublished ruling by the … more
Recently a friend took the time to send me heartfelt appreciation for an earlier column. It’s lovely to receive kudos and helpful just to hear that I’m striking chords and not just throwing my … more
Can America afford to provide free tuition at public colleges and universities? It’s an idea that’s gained some traction thanks to the campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Yet others, such as … more
From World War II to 1980, the American economy worked incredibly well for most of us. Possibly for the first time in world history, rich and poor shared proportionally in the unprecedented … more
It’s nice to have a retreat that isn’t too far away, a place to let your hair down when life gets too routine or you find you are taking it all too seriously. I have a place like that and it … more
The state of America’s health care system offers a case study in the power of money to set the agenda in Washington— usually to the detriment of average people. It’s no secret that our … more
If you’d seen her eyes that cloudless day last November, glossy, staring out the window overlooking the azure waters of Chequamegon Bay from her room at the Bayfield Inn, you’d have simply envied … more
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