Terry Burt: A true community leader

The true leaders in a community are rarely elected officials. They are only occasionally school administrators or noted pastors. Usually the true leaders of a ... Read more

U.S. honor and reputation on the line

After all the endless agitations over the last decade of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it’s been a little confusing to watch President Obama and ... Read more

It’s not the time for immigration push

There have been many times in the nation’s history when we needed new ingredients in the melting pot. In times of rapid economic growth, sometimes ... Read more

New spying revelations ominous

Sheesh, a columnist takes one little week off and the whole political world gets crazy … crazier than usual, even. The full extent of the ... Read more

How the state’s Big 4 cities’ finances stack up

By Dr. John Hill Since the beginning of the Great Recession, cities across the United States have struggled to keep their municipal budgets in the ... Read more