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A dismaying audit of a GOP supermajority

by Craig Ladwig By Craig Ladwig Despite promises during Organization Day at the Indiana Legislature, those hoping for a smaller government from a GOP governor and supermajority are likely to be disappointed in the upcoming...

Don't underestimate the possibility of 'Oprah 2020'

by Eugene Robinson Wow, it looks like “a new day is on the horizon!” If Democrats decide to fight fire with fire, that is. When Oprah Winfrey delivered that line at the climax of her thunderous Golden Globes speech,...

Softball drew large crowds to City Park

IT'S ALL HISTORY NOW by PETE JONES It’s the dead of winter, but today I’m writing about softball and the great attraction it was at Vaughn Field in City Park, especially in the years immediately after World War II....

Offended sport and art patrons, stand up

by Leo Morris “How can we know the dancer from the dance?” That sentence has been stuck in my head for as long as I can remember. By making it the last line of his great “Among School Children,” William...

Don't spend more than you can afford for your child's college

by Michelle Singletary The acceptance envelope from Towson State University was pretty cool. Featuring a picture of the bronze tiger mascot, it simply said in bold lettering, “You’re In!” One down and two more...

Letters to the Editor

Study important to educational outcomes Dear Editor: I submit this letter to the community as a follow up to my previous letter in late December 2017, which was basically directed to the Metropolitan School Board. I have recently...

Queen Carlson wins again

by Kathleen Parker If karma is a b––, justice is a beauty queen. After recent revelations that the CEO of the Miss America Organization and its pageant scriptwriter were talking trash about past winners, the board...

Searching for St. Matthew's magi

ON RELIGION by Terry Mattingly Several centuries after the birth of Jesus, Syrian scribes offered these names for the wise men who came to Bethlehem: King Hormizdah of Persia, King Yazdegerd of Saba and King Perozadh of Shelba. A...

Dent's departure makes Allentown vulnerable to Democrats

by George Will It is almost a law of our political physics: Those who choose to leave Congress thereby demonstrate qualities that make one wish they would linger here longer. After seven terms in the House of Representatives,...