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Push, Push, Push: How Movements Succeed Feb. 27, 2019

Jim Hightower

There's a sports cliche, often applied to political races, that devalues strong-but-losing contender... Read More

There Is More to Governing Than Government Jan. 10, 2019

Scott Rasmussen

Republicans and Democrats are carrying on in Washington as if the fate of the world depends upon how... Read More

Scaring the Parents on Halloween Oct. 18, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

Every year around Halloween, Patch, a network of news websites specializing in local coverage around... Read More

Should Infrastructure Spending Be State, Local or Federal? Feb. 22, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

With the Trump administration's proposal to add $200 billion of federal funding for transportation p... Read More

Taxing Dollars Already Taxed by States Will Not Happen Oct. 03, 2017

Froma Harrop

Nice try, Republicans. You'd like to end the federal deduction for state and local taxes. That would... Read More

In Pennsylvania, Georgia and Everywhere Else, All Politics Is Local Jun. 20, 2017

Salena Zito

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — It's a sunny Saturday afternoon, and Richard E. Frey, of neighboring New Oxf... Read More

Trump's Infrastructure Illusions Nov. 17, 2016

Steve Chapman

"We've got shovel-ready projects all across the country. And governors and mayors are pleading to fu... Read More

For Disaster Recovery, the Best Knowledge Is Local Knowledge Oct. 13, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

As residents all along the Southeastern coast start to put their lives back together after a devasta... Read More

Same Question, Asking the Wrong Person Mar. 27, 2016

House Calls

Cash Instead of Update Dear Ms. Lank: We would like to sell our house. The bathrooms are old and dat... Read More

Bipartisan Achievements: Bigger Government, Worse Schools Dec. 16, 2015

Terence Jeffrey

"This is an early Christmas present." That is what a very merry Barack Obama said earlier this month... Read More

Support Local Family Farmers Sep. 25, 2015

C Force

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that if there isn't a farmers market near you, there most likely ... Read More

Foraging as Needed Food for Thought May. 29, 2015

C Force

Imagine yourself among a group of strangers washed ashore and isolated on a deserted island with onl... Read More

Why Do So Many Eggs Come From Iowa? May. 26, 2015

Froma Harrop

An outbreak of bird flu has forced American farmers to kill millions of egg-laying chickens, 32 mill... Read More

Local or National Elections? Oct. 14, 2014

Thomas Sowell

Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill once said, "All politics is local." That may have been true in Tip ... Read More

Greener Holidays Dec. 17, 2013

Sustainable Living

It's hard not to feel Grinch-green during the holidays because of the rampant consumerism, waste and... Read More

This Thanksgiving, Let's Celebrate AgriCULTURE, Not AgriBUSINES Nov. 27, 2013

Jim Hightower

In December 1972, I was part of a nationwide campaign that came tantalizingly close to getting the U... Read More

Thanking the Hands the Feed Us Nov. 26, 2013

Sustainable Living

Thanksgiving is a holiday built around food. We gather, we gorge, sometimes acknowledging the hands ... Read More

Shop Small Saturday, Nov. 30 Nov. 19, 2013

Sustainable Living

Judging from our media, you would think that Americans made the Thanksgiving holidays specifically f... Read More

10 Steps to Improving Your Local Economy Nov. 12, 2013

Sustainable Living

Recently, most of America's industry has been "outsourced" overseas, causing a loss of job... Read More