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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    All points of view deserve space at library
    Editor:
    Regarding Dave Bagenski’s July 11 letter objecting to the Gay Pride display in the library:
    In other words, if he does not agree with an idea, he doesn’t want the public to have access to the information? I thought a library was supposed to be a source for all kinds of information, not just what one agrees with.

  • Really? These are our choices?

    Did you hear about Romney Hood?  He steals from the poor and gives to the rich. The response: That’s “Obamaloney.” And this is how we choose the leader of the free world?

  • Our Readers Write

    All points of view deserve space at library
    Editor:
    Regarding Dave Bagenski’s July 11 letter objecting to the Gay Pride display in the library:
    In other words, if he does not agree with an idea, he doesn’t want the public to have access to the information? I thought a library was supposed to be a source for all kinds of information, not just what one agrees with.

  • Really? These are our choices?

    Did you hear about Romney Hood?  He steals from the poor and gives to the rich. The response: That’s “Obamaloney.” And this is how we choose the leader of the free world?

  • Our Readers Write

    School district’s plea for tax hike should be ignored
    Editor:

  • In defense of Ted Cruz and the Tea Party

    Last week, Ted Cruz won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Texas over a better-known, better-funded opponent. If you’ve followed the race, the narrative from the press has essentially been that Cruz is a Tea Party-backed firebrand whose knee-jerk ideology presages a rightward lurch for the GOP.

  • Who is in charge in America?

    By Jim Rohrer
    Every single year since 1969, except for a brief three-year period between 1998 and 2001, our U.S. government has spent more than it has taken in. Every American who can add and subtract understands that this is not a good situation, yet our politicians are increasing spending at even higher rates, while our receipts are declining as a percent of our gross domestic product (the total of what we produce). In 2010 we spent 25 percent of our GDP, while bringing in only 14.9 percent of GDP.

  • Ugly turkey vultures are summer residents in the foothills

    One of the strangest big birds you can see in this area is the turkey vulture. They are rather ugly-looking birds when you see them up close as they squabble over a road kill.