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Columns

  • It’s time to unite and get to work

    The simplest way to make your voice heard is to show up at the ballot box. After all, the right to vote is critical in protecting all of our other rights. On Election Day, millions of voters came to the polls and put their support behind their candidates for the White House and Congress. The votes have been tallied, and Donald Trump is set to serve as the 45th President of the United States.

     

  • The loss of a dear friend

    By Susan D. Blanding

    School Counselor
    Montvale  Elementary School

        Inspiring, courageous, cheerful, outgoing, persistent.  Smart, intelligent, funny, friendly, loyal.
        Piper Olivia Moore.
        Beautiful, thoughtful, kind, tender-hearted, clever.  Imaginative, playful, insightful, responsive, appreciative.
        We lost a dear friend from our midst when Piper left us on Thursday morning, October 27.

  • A choice bound to be regretted

        In the 1983 made-for-television movie, “The Day After,” two doctors are discussing the alarming international tensions that look as though they might actually lead to nuclear war.
        One says something like, “People really aren’t stupid enough to let that happen, are they?” The other doctor isn’t so sure. “Stupidity,” he says, “has a habit of getting its way.”

  • Democracy still isn’t safe from the left

        This year’s presidential campaign was almost as much fun as a barrel of rattlesnakes. One Facebook friend commented that Clinton vs Trump made her think of a video she saw of a snake chasing a rat. She wasn’t sure which candidate was the rat and which was the snake.
        I was grimly satisfied when I learned, Wednesday morning that Donald Trump won. This demonstrated what a wretched candidate Hillary Clinton was. Even Donald Trump could defeat her.

  • Our nation’s veterans deserve recognition befitting of their sacrifice

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Veterans deserve our respect every day

    America’s veterans know the meaning of sacrifice. They’ve spent weeks, months, and years away from home and loved ones. They’ve missed birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgiving dinners, and first steps. Some have experienced physical trauma that we can see while others carry their wounds on the inside.

  • World War I: From boot camp to the battlefield

    By James F. Burns
    Professor emeritus
    The University of Florida

        Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Ohio, found himself in a small French village on Nov. 11, 1918.

  • Why liberalism won’t work

    By Alan Denekas, MD
    Bedford

        Up until the late 1960s America was a pretty peaceful place.

  • Issues lost in the press this year

        If you care about public policy and the great issues facing our democracy, then you have to lament the fact that this crazy election never materialized into a serious discussion of those questions.
        Much of it had to do with Donald Trump’s insane candidacy, his preoccupation with nonsense like “building a wall,” and the media’s insistence that his antics and Hillary’s e-mails were all that was worthy of discussion.

  • Make America great again

        I don’t know, as of this writing, how the election went. I still can’t believe that both parties managed to cough up such horrible candidates and I’m sure that, no matter which of those two wretches won, we are in for an ugly four years. The only hope is that Congress will work as a restraining force, rather than an enabler for the winner. As both were nominated by a democratic process within their respective parties, they are clear indicators of the degree to which American society has degenerated.


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