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Today's Opinions

  • Be proud to be American

    About 23 years ago, I was sitting as an active duty senior sergeant at a commander’s conference at the 125th Army Reserve Command. We were being addressed by who was then the 2nd Army commander. He was a three-star general, commanding about a quarter million men and women in the Regular Army, Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.

    The Berlin Wall had recently fallen. The Cold War with communism was ending. 

  • Fight continues to protect individual freedoms

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, 

    that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with 

    certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the 

    pursuit of Happiness.”

    – Thomas Jefferson

     

    As we prepare for Independence Day, we should stop, pause, and look back to 

  • A letter from the editor

    I’d like to take this opportunity – that is, a big blank white space on tomorrow’s editorial page - to thank everyone for being so kind to me since my arrival in Washington County. I rolled into town like a Beverly hillbilly from West Virginia a couple weeks ago with my two beloved dogs and a trailer full of camping gear and clothes. I broke camp at my mountain hideaway and got down here as quickly as I could, because I knew The Sun needed an editor right away, so some folks could get some time off.

  • Murphy on vacation

    "If anything can go wrong, it will."
    Murphy's Law

    The following story is true. The names have been changed to protect the guilty.

    I've always had one big fear about taking vacations by car far from home. It's the unexpected major breakdown. I've been lucky but a friend of mine wasn't.

  • Senator Jimmy Higdon’s Frankfort Report
  • Who can be a volunteer firefighter?

    I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.

    -- Kurt Vonnegut

  • Red Cross to hold dinner

    Dear Editor:

    The annual meeting of the local chapter of the American Red Cross serving Nelson, Marion and Washington Counties will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013.

  • Lying, cheating, backstabbing scoundrels

    I’ll bet that column heading got your attention.

    You probably thought this was going to be an opinion piece on Washington politics or maybe something on Wall Street.

    Close, but no banana.

    It’s the latest Broadway classic, “How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying,”  playing at the Opera House in Springfield.