Nick Russell on July 28th, 2011

I grew up in a law enforcement family. I have had many friends who were police officers. In my career publishing small town newspapers, the local police agencies in the communities where I owned publications considered me a friend, and knew I could be trusted to use discretion when needed, unlike some of my competitors, […]

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Nick Russell on July 23rd, 2011

I guess I’m just not sympathetic to those in need, but every time I see someone standing on a street corner with a sign that says “Will Work For Food” I want to stop and tell them about the fast food joint a block away with a help wanted sign in the window. I had […]

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Nick Russell on July 15th, 2011

A few days ago, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law that will allow gun owners to carry concealed firearms into bars and other places where alcohol is served. Now, at the risk of irritating my gun owning friends, I have to ask, how dumb is that? What could possibly go wrong? Before […]

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Nick Russell on July 12th, 2011

Mexico was outraged when the state of Texas executed Humberto Leal Garcia last week for the rape and murder of a 16-year old girl. Garcia, who was was born in Mexico, was brought to this country illegally at the age of two, and had lived here ever since. Mexico and the Obama administration argued that, […]

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Nick Russell on July 8th, 2011

On a visit to Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, I saw something that really impressed me. For those of you who are not familiar with it, the Market is a huge multi-level combination farmers market, flea market, and craft fair. It is one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, and draws thousands of locals and visitors […]

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Nick Russell on July 6th, 2011

Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama must be feeling a little bit of relief tonight. Depending on your politics, for now at least, neither one is the most hated woman in America. That much deserved title goes to Casey Anthony, the Florida woman (I won’t dignify her by calling her a mother) who was acquitted yesterday […]

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Nick Russell on July 5th, 2011

One of the new “in things” that is sweeping across the country is women and teenage girls who are taking back their virginity. I had no idea you could do that, did you? Well, apparently, it’s true, and it’s not all that hard to do. These days, women are actually having surgery called hymen restoration […]

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