Latest from Gary Abernathy
  • Opinion

Stop insulting Trump voters and their concerns. Talk to them.

Trump supporters aren’t going away. Those who paint them as the lowest forms of life reveal themselves to be more interested in nurturing divisions.
  • Jul 22, 2021

J.D. Vance is trying to bend himself to a moment that isn’t really his

The acclaimed author and Senate candidate in Ohio is facing criticism from the right.
  • Jul 7, 2021

How small news outlets are pushing back against Big Tech

Our democracy can't survive without local news, but small newspapers are increasingly struggling in a digital ad marketplace that's tilted against them.
  • Jun 25, 2021

Even beyond covid-19, isolation is the new norm for many rural Americans

The scorn heaped on red America's approach to the pandemic has only deepened our cultural schisms.
  • Jun 9, 2021
  • Opinion

The simple fix to our polarization: Befriend someone you disagree with

Leaving our bubbles isn’t easy, but it’s the best way to solve our polarization.
  • May 23, 2021
  • Opinion

DeWine’s $1 million vaccine lottery shows he’s willing to gamble

It's a carrot and stick, driven by a political gamble.
  • May 13, 2021
  • Opinion

How to get more Republicans to embrace the coronavirus vaccines

If government leaders and health officials really want more Americans to embrace covid-19 vaccination, they’ll start acting like they believe it really works.
  • May 5, 2021
  • Opinion

Biden is going big, and momentum is on his side

Although we’ve spent unprecedented trillions over the past year, trillions more will be needed if the president is going to check off all the items on his wish list.
  • Apr 28, 2021
  • Opinion

Why I support reparations — and all conservatives should

Conservatives believe in a level playing field, but there's never been one in the United States.
  • Apr 22, 2021
  • Opinion

How much better would government be if only the people who truly cared voted?

Both parties hector their constituents to go to the polls — whether they want to or not. That has a cost for our democracy.
  • Apr 15, 2021