If there's one thing that elite opinion tends to agree about on the left and the right, it's that nationalism is a very bad thing. If anything, this view has become even more entrenched as nationalism has demonstrated its potency in recent years, from the election of Donald Trump to Britain'…

Here's the thing about those bright, shiny human objects that are so irresistible to those of us in media: The truth is that, like so much bling, they are merely fool's gold, soon tarnished by reality. The overexposure reveals that there's little under the gloss, and this "next big thing" is…

California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation — it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life.

Let's give credit where it's due: As commander in chief, President Donald Trump can claim success for the military operation that took out Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the long-elusive founder of ISIS, who, according to the White House and military sources, blew himself up setting off a vest of exp…

What are your plans for Dec. 1-3? Don’t tell me it is too early to plan that far out. Hobby Lobby has its Christmas decorations on sale, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Let’s be honest. That isn’t very far away given that we are in the middle of harvest and moving cows home for the winter. …

In an era of low-carb, Paleo, and ketogenic diets, grains are more criticized than ever. Should you go against the grain or not? Here’s the scoop on four myths about grains.

Halloween is fast approaching, and ghost stories abound this time of year. However, the departed truly still live among us via the influence they leave behind in our personal lives and in the collective life of society.

It's really difficult to tell because his hands are so small, but it looks for all the world that President Donald Trump has an extended middle finger raised at, well, all the world. Who knew that he could speak in sign language? Or at least that he knew how to say one word? Come to think of…

I met Frank Austin only once. I was impressed by the details in his obituary in the Oct. 9 issue of this paper and learned that he had succeeded in several careers as an Air Force pilot, a civil engineer, a farmer and a family man.

The Border War BBQ, which will be held in Osawatomie’s John Brown Memorial Park on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, will feature a culinary art that ironically has strong ties to slavery, the issue that played a large part in creating the Border War between pro- and anti-slavery…

Vladimir Putin is not a Facebook friend of mine — that I know of, anyway. He could be, perhaps registered under an alias put out by the Moscow Troll Department, but to my knowledge, I didn't send a "Happy birthday to Vlad" greeting to mark the Russian president's 67th.