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Opinion

Socialism

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Socialism’s in the news as Bernie Sanders runs for president, backed by radical congresswomen Omar and Ocasio-Cortez. News items reported Bernie promising 1) No one making under $29K would pay income tax and that 2) All others would pay increased taxes. You correctly ...

Our Opinion: Not made in America

Our Opinion

Sources ranging from the CIA to the Census Bureau disagree on how reliant we Americans are on drugs and medical equipment imported from China. Extend that to international agencies and the variances are even greater. For example, some sources place China far down on the list of countries ...

Take advantage

Local Commentaries

A feeling came over me on Friday. I’ve felt this feeling before as a father, but I really didn’t like it this time. My son wanted me to rebound for him as he shot baskets on the backyard hoop, but I was busy... paying bills... then I had to get ready to work the night shift. That ...

We can all be true patriots

Local Commentaries

I have finally called off the search. Two weeks I spent looking through old boxes in search of the last copy of an essay I wrote in the eighth grade. It wasn’t just any essay, though. This thing won first place in the competition it was submitted to through my local V.F.W. when living ...

Our Opinion: ‘You’re not Superman…’

Our Opinion

It is difficult, frankly, to view people refusing to join the rest of us in attempting to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus as anything but spoiled brats. The vast majority of them appear to be young. We see some particularly disturbing and infuriating news coming from abroad. In Germany, ...

Our Opinion: No substitute

Our Opinion

For millions of American students, public schools have been closed since mid-March. School has been wherever a quiet place could be found in the home. For most, class starts when they and their parents decide it will. That simply will not work for many children. There is a reason we still ...

Patriotism knocking at our back door

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, We don’t hear the word patriotism today. However, I do think it is poking its head up as we learn of people stepping forward to make surgical masks, garments and more, to assist our teams of care givers around the country. It’s shown in the folks of Warren who are doing just ...

Our Opinion: Drastic measures

Opinion

Elderly people with underlying medical conditions are most at risk of dying from COVID-19. They also are the men and women most likely to be residents of nursing homes. Experience during the past couple of weeks has demonstrated that outbreaks in nursing homes can serve as beach heads for the ...

‘THAT’ party

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Isn’t it sad? Millions of dollars for the left’s wishes, that have nothing to do with helping citizens through this crisis. Thousands of families could use that money to sustain their lives. Strange? No more than what “THAT” party has been doing for years. Selfish, ...

Support the front lines

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, One of the struggles of self-isolation is how hard it is to say thanks. Many of us have seen reports of communities in different locations that are picking a common time to go outside and make some noise in support of our brave brothers and sisters on the front lines of this ...

Our Opinion: We will rebound

Our Opinion

On Feb. 12, the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the New York Stock Exchange stood at 29,551 points. By last Friday, it had plunged to 21,636. Though the DJIA is just one measure of the value of securities worldwide, it is one seen widely as a guide to performance of the markets in general. ...

Saying thank you

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The world has certainly changed suddenly and quite dramatically as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are all doing the best we can to adjust to and deal with this new reality now facing us, especially with all of the major changes, worries, and stresses it has brought ...

Our Opinion: Clear and critical

Our Opinion

No doubt some members of Congress had to hold their noses while they were voting for the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. CARES includes a ton of money for initiatives that have nothing to do with COVID-19. Why on earth did anyone think it was important to cough ...

Words like life preservers

Local Commentaries

In these anxious days when virtually every sense of normalcy in life has been shattered, we suffer no lack of words. Words online, words in print, words exchanged from a distance, words texted, Tweeted, and Twittered, words from medical experts, words from governmental officials, words from ...

The teacher that made the difference

Education

Believe it or not, I was the quiet kid in school. I was introverted and shy. I dreaded when a teacher called on me to read or answer a question. DREADED IT. But even the quiet, shy kid has a teacher or teachers that make a huge difference in their life. For me, it was Miss Dixie Clough at ...

I remember…

Local Commentaries

I remember... ...sitting in a large auditorium in Okinawa, around Christmas, 1965, along with 800 other Marines. The speaker was a Colonel, as I recall: “Look at your buddies, to your left and your right. Chances are, at the end of your Vietnam tour, one of them will not be going home ...

Blessings and lessons

Local Commentaries

When this whole COVID-19 outbreak started, 2 weeks ago, it seemed weird. It felt like people were overreacting and then it felt like the world was ending. My emotions have been up and then they crash down. I tell myself it’s fine and then I read something that makes me know it’s not. ...

Not just some people

Opinion

The darkest nights produce the brightest stars. With COVID-19 gripping at the United States, we’re still facing some dark nights. But as a nation, we will overcome. We must take a second and find those brightest stars because there is where inspiration is found. The Warren County School ...

Imagine

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Let’s imagine what truly good leadership would look like under the extraordinary crisis now facing us. So imagine a leader with a genuine capacity for empathy, compassion, and selflessness who puts his own ego aside and focuses fully on doing everything possible to help ...

Our Opinion: Timing is everything

Our Opinion

Millions of dollars in stock transactions on behalf of five U.S. senators have raised serious questions about their ethics — and whether they broke laws against insider trading. Clearly, the matter needs to be investigated, but not as a witch hunt with the preconceived notion that someone ...