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Today's Opinions

  • Readers support Crouch for sheriff

    Dear Editor,

  • Quotes for the political season

    I love quotes.  The shorter, the better.  

    So without further ado, here are my favorite political quotes for this festive carnival season which leads up to America’s “Election Tuesday”.

     

    “What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”

    Abraham Lincoln

     

    “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.”

    Will Rogers

     

  • What's going on with those monks?

    The pick-up truck was barreling straight towards me, oblivious to the fact that I was prayer-walking, blind to my existence, ignorant of my conversation with God. Glancing at his menacing headlights, I scooted across the road, tucking my tail like one of my Schnauzers when scared, and gasping for breath as I reached the entrance of Gethsemane Abby. I was grateful that I was secure on the other side of the road, a side where I longed for and found, time and time again: calm, peace, tranquility.

  • The perfect date

    Cindy and I have been married almost 22 years.

    I always tell people, “That’s a long time with one woman.”

    Of course Cindy’s better at English and would probably use more descriptive words. She’d say something like “the years just flow by like a fast-moving stream with such a wonderful, kind, generous-to-a-fault, humanitarian and credit to the human race as that eloquent, yet humble writer of our times as my Kenny.”

    Sure, she’d say something like that.

  • Who wins in free speech versus privacy?

    The United States Supreme Court will soon listen to arguments that will test the very fabric and mettle of the First Amendment’s right of freedom of speech.

    The case stems from members of the Topeka, Kan., Westboro Baptist Church’s constitutional right to picket at military funerals.

    On March 10, 2006, seven members of the Phelps family picketed at 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder’s funeral in northern Maryland.

    More than 1,000 people showed up to support Snyder’s family and to protest against the Phelps’ message.

  • ROTC: Science imitating art

    I hope this article will fascinate you, even if you don’t have a military background. It’s about a new piece of technology I saw demonstrated at the National Guard’s Wendell Ford Regional Training Center. It takes a page from the Harry Potter novel and movie series and turns it into reality. Specifically, I’m talking about author J.K. Rowling’s imaginative creation called the “Marauder’s Map.”

  • Readers Write: Candidate wants to focus on the issues, not the past

    Dear Editor,

  • It's more than just a game

    The program stands upright, encased in plastic, holding a prominent place on a bookshelf in my office. “Kansas City Chiefs vs. Boston Patriots, Municipal Stadium, November 20, 1966, 50 cents (including tax),” is written in bold letters, displayed on the front of the program. Beneath that announcement, a black and white picture shows Chiefs’ quarterback Len Dawson rolling out, behind the block of fullback Curtis McClinton.