Opinion

America first

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Numerous companies have given bonuses and/or raises to employees, as a reaction to President Trump’s tax reform. Some are Apple, AT&T, Home Depot and WalMart. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sneeringly dismissed $1,000 bonuses as “crumbs.” She’s ...

Broken windows

Local Commentaries

In 1969, Phillip Zimbardo abandoned two cars on opposite ends of the country. A lot of people don’t know that, because they’re so focused on how he basically created nazis in 1971 at Stanford. But there’s more to Zimbardo than manufacturing fascism, y’all. Come on. One car he ...

Positive parking

Local Commentaries

Ever read one of those crazy stories about a court case or a governmental decision that goes something like this: “This decision overturned a previous decision to rescind a law that overturned a ban on the elimination of a restriction on line 7 of paragraph 6 of regulation 9.9 of the city ...

Bringing the world together

Local Commentaries

Every couple of years the athletes of the world come together to compete. This year is it is the Winter Olympics. I especially enjoy watching the winter games. The last week I have been up early to watch curling. I fell in love with the sport a few years ago. I cannot tell you why I ...

Enough

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Here we go yet again. Another school shooting, resulting in 17 lives lost, many others wounded, and so many more deeply traumatized. And this was the 18th such shooting in the last 45 days. Think about that. On average, one every 60 hours. Innocent lives, most of them ...

Trump’s parade

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I know this isn’t an either/or situation, but I’d prefer to see our Department of Defense, which is so well led by Jim Mattis, focus on planning for war, pushing Veterans Affairs to improve, funding military families with good medical and childcare benefits, and honoring ...

Leftovers

Local Commentaries

As true New England Yankee, my mom preached “Waste not, want not.” If there’s some use left in something, hang onto it and make it work, was one of my credos growing up. I seem to have failed in the leftover food department. Right now my refrigerator would rival any chemistry lab in ...

Unsportsmanlike?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I found myself reading with dismay, the story of Monday night’s Warren high school wrestling match. For those of us who enjoyed our Senior year in high school, graduation was a bitter-sweet event. For high school athletes, I can only imagine the emotion of realizing the ...

Not for a lack of trying

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, So it is true. Jared Kushner and Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with Natalia Veselnetskya in Trump Tower WAS about Russian adoptions. Seems the US put sanctions on Russia after some funny business in Russia involving a US-based investment firm, Hermitage Capital, owned by US ...

Arts in school

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I want to address the school board’s recent decision to remove a number of music, art and library classes from the WCSD curriculum. I will set aside the fact that I have been trained as a music teacher and strictly give my opinion from the perspective of a Warren citizen. I ...

Not the same world

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, As much as I hate to admit it, I think Trump has some good points. Why? Because immigration today is not the same as, say, 80 years ago. Back then I was very young. But I remember, in our neighborhood, Italians-Polish-Irish and many others who came here to not only be free from ...

Gun violence

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, As I watch a video clip taken during yesterday’s massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, listen to the screams of terror from the students, and hear the very distinct sounds of the gunfire, I am sickened to the point of nausea and overcome with sadness ...

School shootings

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I’m watching live on TV the second mass school shooting in two weeks. Kids hauled out in body bags and NOBODY gives a sh*t! No congressional studies of the problem, just the same old bullsh*t! “It’s mental illness!” is the same thing you keep hearing. Well, guess what, ...

Our Opinion: Art attack

Our Opinion

When is a building to which you hold title not yours to tear down, if you choose? When you allow people to spray-paint graffiti on it. Several years ago, graffiti painters began using a complex of New York City warehouses as their canvas. The owner, Gerald Wolkoff, permitted them to do ...

Our Opinion: Too risky

Our Opinion

Democrats leaped quickly at President Donald Trump’s decision not to permit release of their document regarding use by the FBI and Department of Justice of the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The president “doesn’t want the public to see the underlying facts,” ...

Liberal views

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, To those in society who hold themselves above the rest as its savior: “Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd ...

Our Opinion: Too critical

Our Opinion

A few days ago, a memorandum written by Republicans on the House of Representatives intelligence committee created waves in Washington. President Donald Trump insists it exonerates him and his campaign staff of claims they cooperated with the Russian government to influence the 2016 ...

‘That is basically Stacey’s Super Bowl’

Local Commentaries

I love a lot of things. I love the organic smell of wet, fluffy topsoil. And every single dog on Earth. I love the way snickerdoodles are rough on the outside, but soft and warm on the inside, when they’ve just exited the oven. I love that feeling just before you fall asleep, when ...

You’re on the clock

Local Commentaries

A tale of two cities. A tale of two teams. A tale of two roads. Whatever you want to call it, the end result is the same. One decision process takes you one way, and another process takes you another. As I, among the millions upon millions of NFL fans watched the sport’s biggest game of ...

Valentine memories

Local Commentaries

When you look around lately everything seems to be coming up red, pink, and white. The stores had the stuff for Valentine’s Day out before the Christmas stuff was put away. We never did much for Valentine’s Day - after I got married. Before we married my beau brought me candies in one ...