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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is pictured with a copy of The Highland County Press in Wilmington during a 2010 interview with Rory Ryan, who may or may not have "planted" the newspaper. (HCP file photo by Brandy Chandler.)
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is pictured with a copy of The Highland County Press in Wilmington during a 2010 interview with Rory Ryan, who may or may not have "planted" the newspaper. (HCP file photo by Brandy Chandler.)
Monday, January 25, 2021 6:25 PM
Some of my more conservative friends may disagree – and that's fine. But I'll stand by this: If the U.S. Congress had more Rob Portmans and fewer Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosis (like me, a Baltimoron by birth), it would be an actual functioning body on behalf of the citizens of the United States of America. As it exists today, Congress is a disjointed, disunited, disorderly house. (Inquiring minds may want to look up that last one – lest you miss out on the intended humor.)
  • Monday, January 25, 2021 6:25 PM
    Some of my more conservative friends may disagree – and that's fine. But I'll stand by this: If the U.S. Congress had more Rob Portmans and fewer Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosis (like me, a Baltimoron by birth), it would be an actual functioning body on behalf of the citizens of the United States of America. As it exists today, Congress is a disjointed, disunited, disorderly house. (Inquiring minds may want to look up that last one – lest you miss out on the intended humor.)
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  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:48 PM
    Last week, someone whose name I was happily ignorant of for the first 59 years of my life had a bit of a spasm on social media regarding a thoughtful and well-written column on our website by someone a lot smarter than I am. The usual threats were made. Frankly, for me, personally, I didn't give a damn. After 30+ years in this business, I'm not changing.

  • Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:59 PM
    The Dec. 20, 2020 edition of National Review is a 114-page commemorative publication, marking the fortnightly magazine's 65th anniversary. I'm still reading the insightful essays. However, one that begins on Page 107, "Adam Smith's Other Masterwork," by Boston College Professor Ryan P. Hanley is a gem.

  • Clarence Graham, 1931-2020: Remembering a titan in the newspaper profession
    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:52 PM
    I met Clarence Graham in the summer of 1990 at a bar and restaurant in Washington Court House. Three area newspapers were meeting to discuss a weekly football tab for the now-defunct South Central Ohio League, that included Jim Horne's Hillsboro Indians and Otis Wagner's McClain Tigers. Former publisher Phil Roberts and I rode together from Hillsboro to Court House. Along the way, Phil told me that among all Brown Publishing publishers, he had the greatest respect for Clarence Graham's editorial judgment. As a young sports editor, I simply put that information in my memory bank in case I might need it later on. I did.
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  • Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:04 PM
    Joe Biden (er, JoeBama – pat. pending) recently said that his son, "Dr." Hunter Biden, was the smartest man he knows. Really? It seems that JoeBama needs to get out of his basement more often and meet a few people.

  • Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:59 AM
    This year, we’ll do our best to enjoy time with family, either in person or online, I suppose. I don’t participate in the “virtual” conversations. A man with no cell phone doesn’t belong in that world. And we will be truly thankful, thankful for our Savior’s birth, and thankful for our blessings. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Merry Christmas, everyone.
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  • Saturday, December 19, 2020 5:56 PM
    On the bright side – if there is a bright side – it is much quieter here in our 55-acre woods. My friends and neighbors have ceased recreational shooting. I suspect we all know why. Funny, though, I always considered those guns going off the sound of freedom. Their silence is deafening.

  • Friday, December 11, 2020 6:42 PM
    Joe Biden (JoeBama) ought to be first in line to implore the feckless U.S. Supreme Court to accept the Texas case. Tonight, the SUPCO empty robes rejected it. Think about it, though. Of all people, Biden should want this case to be heard. Otherwise, his presidency will be forever tainted and scarred with the knowledge that tens of millions of Americans do not believe we had a fair and legal general election. Of course, now, after the election, it has been confirmed that Biden's son, Hunter, and baby brother, Jimmy, are under federal investigation.
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  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:46 AM
    Professor Williams was a true legend among U.S. newspaper columnists. I started reading his Sunday columns in The Cincinnati Enquirer in the 1970s or early 1980s. My dad "suggested" that I read Walter Williams when I was in high school. My dad's "suggestions" were often more than just suggestions. Thus, I began a decades-long habit of reading – and enjoying – Walter Williams' words of wisdom. To say he will be missed, is akin to saying freedom will be missed. He was that good.
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  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:20 PM
    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. And thanks for reading. Be well and stay safe, my friends. We care, and we appreciate all of you.
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