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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Unearned wrath: Why is gathering about faith, heroes automatically racist?

Forget whether or not you feel that radio talk show personality Glenn Beck was merely trying for publicity with his weekend gathering called "Restoring Honor."And if you suspect that the gathering at the Lincoln Memorial might not have been apolitical,...

Monday, August 30, 2010

Feeling our pain: More than a couple Emmy-winning actors were 'thankful to be working.'

There are still some people who do not get how tough the job market is right now. They have jobs themselves, so they are choosing not to think about what could happen to them and what has already happened to...

Friday, August 27, 2010

School support: It is up to all of us, too

It takes more than books and bricks to make a successful school.Really great teachers are not enough either.The best schools have a spirit -- a community feel. There are parents buzzing around and volunteers in the classrooms. Students can look...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Got her; move on -- Warning to state GOP: There are bigger issues to discuss as elections near

There is a danger when you decide that the time has come to mount your white charger and gallop through the forest to rid your country of villains.First off, you have to make sure your own saddle is clean. And...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Next round: No time for celebrating Iraq when SJAFB's own are headed to Bagram

There has been more than a little talk over the past week as the last of U.S. combat troops made their way back home -- and more than a little back-patting by politicians as well. And while that is...

Friday, August 20, 2010

SBI trouble: Blood lab questions suggest perhaps whole system needs overhaul

The idea that so many cases that have been before North Carolina courts in the past few years possibly were influenced by shoddy work at the state's crime lab should scare anyone who wants to believe that the justice...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Safe community: Fremont's attempt to oust crime should be supported, not nitpicked

Shame on those in Fremont who have decided that their decision not to wear their seat belts should dismantle their community's efforts to stop the tide of crime in their town. And double shame on town leaders if they...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Why poll at all? Perhaps president ought to rethink ignoring American people's opinions.

What is it about the Obama administration and polls?Why do they even have pollsters if, in the end, the president is going to ignore what they say -- as well as the thousands of letters, phone calls and e-mails from...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Children lost: Another story of another family destroyed and young lives lost

There is going to be a lot more said in the case involving South Carolina mother Shaquan Duley, who has now confessed that she suffocated her children and then drove her car into the river. There will be some...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vision for future: Center Street improvements are necessary step forward for downtown

Money is tight these days, so some people might wonder why city officials are considering beginning a downtown streetscape project at all. Aren't there better places to spend the money? Couldn't the money be saved for a more productive...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Is it abuse? Lindsay Lohan's story has hint of parents who made it worse.

There ought to be a special category in the "it's your fault, really" category for parents who use their children as a means to fame and fortune. There would be a long list of parents who qualify -- and...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hero or heel? Flight attendant wrong, but there is a message.

You cannot say that what Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater did was right. There are better ways to handle a disagreement or a perceived slight. But as some of the details of the incident emerge, one can almost...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Salary cuts: Government workers should be feeling the pinch, too

It was not an earth-shattering announcement -- and it was so underplayed, you might have missed it.Yesterday, we learned that the highest paid workers right now -- more so than their private sector counterparts doing the same job -- are...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bad timing: Most people are saying first lady should have stayed home

There is some inherent unfairness in expecting the family of the president to serve the same sentence he has to when it comes to exchanging their normal lives for the glare of the White House.So, many people have looked the...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Negotiate? Really? Murders show that it is time for U.S. leaders to see reality of Taliban

They stopped a caravan of aid workers who came to Afghanistan to help provide medical and dental care to the nation's poor. They took the Americans and others out of the van and they robbed them and shot them. And...