Opinion

Politics is the process we use to come up with solutions for those issues on which we don’t have consensus. It’s always messy, never easy, and often hard to understand. Nevertheless, there have been times in this state when we elected people who disagreed on issues, fought hard for their principles but still respected one [...]

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A new year is upon us, and it’s time to get out the trusty crystal ball. The visions in the ball are crystal clear, but are still hard to read through the duct tape and Elmer’s glue that hold everything together. Nonetheless, here are a dozen things to expect in 2014: 1. Under normal circumstances, [...]

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Please buckle your seat belts, Flight 2013 will be coming in for a landing shortly. Make sure your issues are in an upright position, and remain seated until we come to a full stop. Flight 2013 began several gallons short of a full tank, and it seemed as if it might not last until the [...]

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To the editor:  Fast and Furious Scandal: Gun dealers were told to sell guns to questionable criminals with the idea of catching drug dealers but without adequate tracking devices. Now we find out these same guns were used on American citizens and killed at least one border patrol. Obama: I don’t know anything about that. [...]

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To the editor:  Is our president a dictator who should be impeached?  Let’s think. To impeach a president, we need a vote by Congressmen who are elected democratically. Dictators don’t stand for this.  They steal and hold power by force. They don’t hold free elections. No one can impeach them. They dictate. Are we so [...]

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To the editor:  This writing is meant to challenge the opinions expressed here some weeks ago about the validity of Vatican II, the ordained, and Pope Francis. To begin, I was educated in the faith through the ‘Baltimore Catechism’ and still have my daily missal-Bible and Bible history from that era (Pre-Vatican II). Comparing my [...]

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To the editor:  It’s been 50 years since President Kennedy was murdered. Thinking of it takes my mind back to a much different time and place. In fact, it goes to a much different country. We were still fighting the Cold War against Russia, China and their communist ideology. We were also losing the race [...]

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To the editor:  Well here we go again. As we hear about all he stuff we don’t know about ObamaCare, and the stuff we know and hear about it. Most of what I hear is confusing. People that are applying are finding out that the costs vary so much and are not always what they [...]

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