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Today's Opinions

  • Wounded vets are no joke

    Saturday Night Live has not been regular viewing for me, ever. Sure, I’ve seen hundreds of their skits over the years. Some are clever, well-written and funny. Most are childish, boring and simply not funny.
    In recent years however, SNL has decided to join other late night comedy fare by becoming more political.

  • A list of our endorsements

    Tis the season when newspapers across the nation publish political endorsements. Most often, these are decided by newspaper staff members who arrogantly meet around a table and agree that they are better informed and more knowledgable than the average voter. So out of the goodness of their heart and civic minded charity, they share their superior knowledge with the general public in hopes that the election will turn out the way the newspaper prefers.
    So without further ado, here are our endorsements:
     

  • Was Columbus a villain?

    After watching the bashing Massachussetts Senator Elizabeth Warren took after she revealed that her Indian blood was thinner and whiter than skim milk, I will probably resist the temptation to send off my DNA for similar testing.
    Family tradition has it that I have both Cherokee and Blackfoot running through my veins. I’d love to think that’s true, but those DNA tests could not confirm what tribe I might be linked to, or even if it were from a North American native people group.

  • 17 years after 9-11, what feelings remain?

    September 11.
    It’s no longer just a date, it’s a historical marker and a summons to stop, think and remember what you saw, what you heard, and most importantly, what you felt that Tuesday morning when radical Islamic terrorists carried out a massive and deadly attack on the United States.
    In Kentucky, it was a beautiful September morning. Most of us were just starting our days and we might have heard word or caught a glimpse on the television news about a possible plane crash and fire at one of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York.

  • Apprentice program a win-win for students and schools

    Learning a trade by being an apprentice has been a practice spanning centuries. A young person would be taken under the wing of a skilled craftsman or tradesperson, and learn from the master. It was hands-on training with immediate feedback, correction and encouragement.
    How refreshing that apprenticeships seem to be making a comeback for young people. Spencer County Schools should be applauded for participating in this type of program.

  • Nothing like a good book

    What’s the best $2 you’ve spent recently?
    For me, it was picking up a copy of an old classic book at The Red Scooter about a month ago. I’d gone to talk to the owner about a story, and browsed a bit while waiting for her to finish with a customer. An old book caught my eye because of a familiar title – “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come.”

  • Pride and taxes

    Pride goes before a fall. We see that Biblical truth played out in front of us day after day and the consequences can be painful. Unfortunately, it’s also a non-partisan truth.
    The left can be so prideful in their ‘tolerance’ that they expose themselves as the most intolerant folks in the room. Likewise, the right can be so prideful in the frugal ways that they abandon sound financial management.

  • Media must rediscover truth

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
        The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America