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Today's Opinions

  • Let Peace be our Christmas

        December has been a momentous month and it’s not even Christmas yet. But much has happened that makes me wonder about whether we’re properly living the true spirit of Christmas.

        A death and a death’s anniversary squarely put the issue of war and peace before us yet again. Imagine that at Christmas time, as Christians celebrate the birth of…who? The Prince of Peace? That’s right. Not the Prince of War and Guns.

  • "Democrats" gift to the GOP

        The “Democrats” reaction, in the wake of last month’s election reminds me of how the Republicans reacted to the election of 2006. They couldn’t quite figure out what happened to them, wandered around on the freeway in a daze, and got run over by another electoral 18-wheeler in 2008.

  • The Christmas Account

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

        (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
        And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
        And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

  • Letters 12/15/10

    Not truthful


        Reference is made to the three letters on 11-17-10 concerning my letter of 11-10-10 about Sheriff Mike Brown.
        First, it sounds as if Sheriff Brown is telling three different people what to write as they all have the same characteristic style. One, they’re not true; and two, they try to put the blame on me instead of where it belongs, Mike Brown.

  • Eligibility requirements for veteran’s benefits

  • Permanent fix to Medicare reimbursement rates needed

    Last week, Congress took an important step to make sure that our senior citizens can continue to see their doctors for care by protecting the reimbursement rates for doctors who participate in the Medicare system. The House passed bipartisan legislation that blocks the 25% cut in Medicare payments to doctors that could have gone into effect on December 31, which will ensure seniors and military families will be able to continue to see their doctors. This legislation is fully paid for and now goes to the President for his signature.

  • Restoring integrity to our judicial system

    It is a rare occasion when the U.S. Congress impeaches a federal judge and removes the accused from the bench.  Indeed, only 8 federal judges have been removed from office in our nation’s history.  However, when evidence emerges that an individual is abusing his judicial office for his own advantage, the integrity of the judicial system becomes compromised, and the Congress has the duty to investigate the matter and take the appropriate actions to end the abuse and restore confidence in the judicial system.

  • GOP message: Get rich or starve?

        Republicans won’t take over the House officially until the next Congress is sworn in after the New Year. But they’ve already tipped their hand.

        After their election victories in November, they let it be known that they would absolutely go to the mat to get tax relief for the wealthiest Americans.
        The so-called Bush tax cuts have not produced the jobs we were told they would. If they had, we certainly would not have the very high unemployment numbers we’ve seen for many months now.