• By Homer Hickam | For CNHI
  • Updated

Of all the federal agencies created by Congress, one of the true success stories is the Mine Safety and Health Administration, which grew out of a bipartisan effort in 1977.

  • By David & Kay Scott | CNHI Travel Writers

If you have an interest in learning how to construct wooden boats - perhaps a vessel of your own - this is the place.  The school offers both one- to two-year educational programs covering the basics of building wooden boats.  It also schedules summer workshops for assembling a personal vessel from a kit.

  • By George F. Will | The Washington Post

WASHINGTON -- Although the National Endowment for the Arts' 2016 cost of $148 million was less than one-hundredth of 1 percent of the federal budget, attempting to abolish the NEA is a fight worth having, never mind the certain futility of the fight. 

  • By Bill Ketter | CNHI News Service

This week is Sunshine Week in America, a time to reflect on the importance of open government to our democracy and the critical role of the press to inform the people about whether government is serving them or not.

  • By Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell depicts the Senate Republican majority's likely use of the "Nuclear Option" to reduce from 60 to a simple majority 51 votes need to approve President Trump's appointment of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

  • By George F. Will | The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The technique has been called (by this columnist) "immunity through profusion." By keeping the molten lava of falsehoods flowing, the volcano that is Donald Trump can inundate the public and overwhelm his auditors' capacity to produce a comparable flow of corrections. This technique was on display the other day when the president met with some sheriffs.

  • By Doug Page | Guest Columnist

In an era of social media scuttlebutt and fake news flashes, it’s difficult to believe two American news wire services, Associated Press and United Press International, once competed ferociously to not only get the news first but to first get it right.

  • By Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell's editorial cartoon depicting Putin's Christmas gift to Donald Trump.

  • By Brian A. Howey | Community News Content

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. - We Hoosiers here in our bicentennial year have lived at the center of the political universe. So many fates and futures passed through the crossroads of America that Donald Trump even called us “Importantville” on the eve of our May 3 primary.

  • By Mark Grabowski | Community News Content

Next week is the 12th annual Free Speech Week, a national event that aims to “to raise public awareness of the importance of free speech in our democracy,” according to organizers, which include school, media and law organizations.