Opinion

Trump

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, So, I’m right in the middle of a letter responding to those who suggest Trump is unfit to serve as Commander in Chief when.. Oh my, here we go again! My wife says, ‘So ya still gonna write that letter?’ ... I’ll get to that later... but for right now... I’ll tell ...

Her speech’s significance

Local Commentaries

On Sunday, January 9, Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Golden Globes. In her acceptance speech she reminisced back to when Sidney Poitier won best actor at the Academy Awards in 1964. She said, “I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried ...

The best Christmas ever

Local Commentaries

Time flies but interestingly enough, the holidays seem to last a lot longer now that the kids are grown. There was Christmas eve at church. Brianna and William came home to spend the night. There was Christmas morning. Mike came in to join us for breakfast and gift opening. Then there was ...

This is boat decision season

Local Commentaries

What kind of boat will you be using when the next open water fishing season rolls around? Winter is the time when anglers do some serious boat shopping. The January through March outdoor sports shows and boat shows are great places to see a wide variety of the newest fishing boats. You ...

Bad calls

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, How can you comment when you don’t provide a box to comment in. Georgia got a bad rap. Poor officiating, lots of missed calls, bad calls, and reviews. Georgia player not off sides on blocked punt, a couple of face mask penalties missed. Poor sportsmanship by the Tide esp nr ...

Educational reform

Letters To Editor

This new “educational reform” (if you can even call it that) that the school board has approved scares me so much for my future children. How can you take library away from 5th graders? What if that child comes from a lower class family who can’t afford to buy books for their kids? At ...

STEM, STREAM or STEAM?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, All of the above!!!! Where does creativity develop in a young mind if they do not have the arts to provide them creative experiences? The arts allow students to build confidence in their work, develop motor skills, and hone decision-making and problem-solving skills. We ...

Our Opinion: We’ll see

Our Opinion

Some members of the national press corps made much of a meeting at the White House on Tuesday, to discuss immigration legislation. President Donald Trump and lawmakers from both parties spent a substantial amount of time talking about the issue — with reporters present. Normally in such ...

Audubon Society articles

Letters To Editor

Dear (Audubon) Board, CC: Editor, Warren Times Observer As an Audobon Society member, I am gratified to know that we have naturalist writers of the quality of Katie Finch. I look forward to weekly Audobon articles in the Warren Times Observer because living in our pristine forested region. ...

Our Opinion: Creating insecurity

Our Opinion

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad may have enjoyed a good chuckle over an Iranian official’s warning on Monday. Others familiar with the situation may have thought it less humorous. Iran has been wracked by anti-government demonstrations during recent weeks. On Monday, Foreign Minister ...

‘Bigger’ button

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, So, with our current President taunting the North Korean dictator about how much “bigger” his nuclear button is, and with the CDC now planning a briefing later this month regarding preparations for best responding to nuclear detonations in order to maximize chances of ...

Our Opinion: Say goodbye

Our Opinion

Liberals such as those who inflicted the inaccurately named “Affordable Care Act” on Americans are fond of insisting they want to tax only “the rich.” But injuries and illnesses strike us all, rich or poor, and often, we count on technology to help us recover. The ACA’s authors, in ...

Our Opinion: Get rid of it

Our Opinion

If you happen to need an X-ray during a trip to the hospital, you may pay more than necessary for it because of the misnamed “Affordable Care Act.” The same goes for treatment utilizing many other types of health care equipment. Blame the on-again, off-again tax on medical devices, which ...

Our Opinion: Don’t let them down

Our Opinion

Iranians demanding both social and economic reform in their country have taken to the streets again. This time, U.S. leaders should not let them down. Massive demonstrations in Tehran and many other cities have been in progress for several days. In some ways, they appear to be a repeat of ...

Get a dog

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I saw a bumper sticker that said “DOGS- because people suck”. Maybe there is some wisdom there. Maybe we would all be better off if more of us had the friendly personality of dogs (most dogs). Former President Harry Truman said that if you want a friend in Washington get a ...

‘New Year’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Suddenly, we are experiencing a “New Year” with sufficient snow, bitter cold, and vicious wind. Likewise, abuse of power,toxic language,childish conduct, and a dangerous mind- beset from the “Oval Office” - trump the weather. I prefer the climate rather than the so ...

A puzzle

Local Commentaries

I think of life as a puzzle. Each step in your life is one piece. We do not know how many pieces there will be when our life is complete, but we add pieces daily. Years ago, we had a minister who came to church with a box of puzzle pieces. We were instructed to each take one. When it came ...

Non-toxic

Local Commentaries

It was a cold Sunday morning and a three-day men’s retreat was wrapping up. As we left the worship service we had designed the night before, we lined up according to age. I was about in the middle of the line. We formed a circle and said a final prayer. We then turned and faced outward ...

As if nothing at all had happened

Local Commentaries

I’ve been trying to think of topics to start the new year with. It hasn’t been going well. I was working nights on Friday, and needed to run to one of the district magistrate’s offices to pick up a couple of affidavits. It was a bit of a wait. I’d been leaning against the window, ...