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Today's Opinions

  • Civil politics

    There’s nothing civil about war, but that doesn’t always have to apply to the political process that seems to grow nastier, meaner and more vile every election cycle.

    In a sense, politics is a war - a war of ideas and philosophies. I’ve never been a fan of those who say compromise and bipartisanship are always the answer. Politics are partisan by nature, and that’s a good thing. Despite what’s taught in this post-modern world, there remains a difference between right and wrong, good and evil, and often politics are divided on those very lines.

  • From our readers: Question Pageant Judging

    I have a question for the Fair Board concerning the baby and youth show.

    Why would they let people from Spencer County (and they also work here with the public), be the judges for the show? The judges that I saw actually were talking to one of the mothers of the contestants prior to the starting of the show, and her child won.

  • From our readers: Foreign Aid by the United States
  • Silent no more - Exposing the evil of abortion

    “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
    - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    In April of 1945, A German pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hung in a Nazi concentration camp. He’d spent most of the last two years of his life behind bars because he had devoted several years of his life before that speaking against the evil regime of Adolf Hitler.

  • Massie touts four successes

    Washington, DC has the bad news blues. Whether it’s Congress passing bills that spend billions of dollars we don’t have, rogue Supreme Court justices ignoring the clear text of the Constitution, or yet another unelected executive branch agency bureaucrat issuing a “regulation” that punishes free enterprise, it often seems that victories for freedom and liberty are rare.

  • Editorial - Rural mail study puts focus on problems

    Here is some good news for rural Americans who are concerned about the reliability of mail delivery following postal cutbacks for several years: Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee ordered a study of on-time mail delivery outside of the country’s urban areas. The National Newspaper Association, long an advocate on rural postal service issues because many smaller newspapers are delivered through the mail, applauded the study.

  • Washington suffering from ‘bad news blues’

    Washington, DC has the bad news blues. Whether it’s Congress passing bills that spend billions of dollars we don’t have, rogue Supreme Court justices ignoring the clear text of the Constitution, or yet another unelected executive branch agency bureaucrat issuing a “regulation” that punishes free enterprise, it often seems that victories for freedom and liberty are rare.

  • Local news matters

    Twice a year, we do a county-wide mailing of the Spencer Magnet. That means every address in the county receives a copy of our newspaper, whether you subscribe or not.

    For many of you, receiving the Magnet is a weekly occurrence. You’ve grown accustomed to opening up your mailbox each week, then opening up the pages to find out what’s happening in your community.