COMMENTARY/OPINION

The British Police Are The Best In The World

by Norman Rampart

The title is actually the opening line from Tom Robinson’s hit from the early 80′s ‘Glad To Be Gay’. It is sung sarcastically – not really that surprising…

Ferguson: The Untold Story

by Bill Formby

Right now Ferguson, Missouri is a city in need of leadership on both sides of the shooting issue, because no one is willing to do two things: top and…

Does Ferguson Mean Clive Bundy Was Right?

by E.A. Blair

It’s usually not a good idea to comment extensively on unfolding current events.  A situation that is fluid is likely to change at any given moment is not…

Death, Protest and Guilt in Ferguson

by Burr Deming

When Scottie McCown died ten years ago, it did not cause a nationwide stir. Maryland paid little notice. There was not much attention paid in Baltimore, where Officer McCown…

Unworthy Martyrs

by Pennyjane Hanson

People can spin that tape of Michael Brown Jr in the convenience store anyway they wish.  What I saw was a thug imposing his will on the weak. …

Depression: The Fog is Like a Key Without a Cage

by Bill Formby

I have been reading a lot about Robin Williams and depression since his untimely death . In fact, I think if you look up depression in the dictionary…

Our Sunday Morning Cartoon

by J. Bado

Artist J. Bado expresses his outrage at the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.…

NEWS

Tragedy: Less Elephants Born Than Are Killed

by Michael John Scott

A new study tallying the African elephant population has made a stark finding: If poaching…

Survey: At Least 25 percent of Military Families Need Help Getting Enough Food

by Peter Lake

Did you know that 620,000 U.S. households with at least one soldier, reservist, or guardsman…

Louisiana: Shark Attacks Boy in Lake Pontchartain

by Michael John Scott

Simply because you’re in fresh water don’t assume you are safe from prowling sharks.  A…

Terror In Ferguson: One Shot 7 Arrested During Overnight Unrest

by Michael John Scott

A large gang of thugs is terrorizing the streets of Ferguson, Missouri and they aren’t…

Duke the Dog: Minnesota’s New Mayor

by Michael John Scott

Who said this town has gone to the dogs?  Why the people of course.  At…

Furry Fury: Cuppy the Cat Captures Owners-Holds Them Hostage

by Michael John Scott

You’ll want to be careful around your cat if he gets agitated.  At least that’s the…

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CRITTER TALK

Dispelling 10 Common Myths About Animal Shelters

by Michael John Scott

Animal shelters are a huge asset to the communities they serve as well as surrounding residents – and, of course, to the animals. Unfortunately, their purpose and contribution…

Dental Disease and Dog Food

by Dr. Jennifer Coates

Daily tooth brushing and professional dental cleanings on an as-needed basis are the best ways to prevent the formation of periodontal disease in dogs, but diet can play…

Which is Best for You-A Purebred or Mixed Breed Puppy?

by Michael John Scott

I know people who refuse to adopt, rescue, or buy a mixed breed puppy, swearing that they are less healthy, or less trainable than purebred dogs.  I once…

How to Keep Your Pet From Getting Fat

by Dr. Jennifer Coates

The temptation to give in to your begging pet is strong indeed.  After all you love them, and that pleading look more often than not results in a…

SCI/TECH/HOME/TRAVEL

5 Car Buying Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by Jessica Snow

Pop culture portrays buying a car as a simple transaction. Almost any dealership commercial shows a buyer entering the lot, finding…

A Guy’s Trip to London

by Guest Contributor

While I was in college, my roommate Jeff took off for Europe over summer break with a few of his friends,…