Opioids: Declaring a statewide emergency

Opioids: Declaring a statewide emergency

Governors in the United States have the ability to declare an official state of emergency in the face of events such as natural disasters or disease o...

June 8th, 2018 |  


Supreme Court: Be polite violating others’ rights

This week, the Supreme Court ruled on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. That case involved a religious Christian man, Jack Phillips, who decorates cakes ...

June 7th, 2018 |  


Key to getting your prayers answered

Key to getting your prayers answered

Ever pray for rain?I was talking recently with a farmer friend who is a part-time Florida resident, but returns to his home in Illinois in the spring ...

June 7th, 2018 |  



Recipes for those who hate to cook

Recipes for those who hate to cook

As you know, my column each week is written for homemakers and food lovers living in Clinton and surrounding counties. But at least once a week, I run...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Wedding cake and simply being nice

Wedding cake and simply being nice

Being nice is important. Being rude and mean is equally important, but not in a good way. Every day, we all have a choice about how to treat others. W...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Guarding against China’s security threats

Guarding against China’s security threats

Last month in the Senate Banking Committee, we passed my bipartisan legislation to give our country more tools to respond to foreign investments from ...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Never let your heart go numb

Never let your heart go numb

The surgeon and the physician’s assistant fully explained what to expect. I expected post-operative pain. You can’t completely replace a w...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Some advice for ‘18 graduates

Some advice for ‘18 graduates

Congratulations, class of 2018.I am coming to you via this medium because your school administrators would never let me near an open microphone at you...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Roll out the (orange) barrels

Roll out the (orange) barrels

I want you to know that unlike some people from Ohio, I don’t have a built-in prejudice against Michigan. I think there are some great places in...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Roll out the (orange) barrels

Roll out the (orange) barrels

I want you to know that unlike some people from Ohio, I don’t have a built-in prejudice against Michigan. I think there are some great places in...

May 31st, 2018 |