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Today's Opinions

  • Evil is real

        Helen Thomas’ career ending rant a few weeks ago was interesting.

        The geriatric liberal was at a Jewish Heritage Celebration at the White House, May 27, when she told a rabbi, on camera, that Jews should get out of Palestine and go “home” to Poland, Germany, America and elsewhere.

  • The National D-Day Memorial is no place for Stalin

    While Joseph Stalin might have played a part in the eventual Allied victory that was precipitated by the actions of June 6, 1944, having his bust at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford does more harm than good. Yes, Stalin was the leader of Russia, an ally to the invasion, but he was also much more — a murderer of millions as the Soviet dictator. His place in the history of World War II can be told at the Memorial without the bust. His bust at the Memorial muddies the message of why the Memorial exists.

  • Letters

    Stalin not

    honored by bust

        As volunteer at the National D-Day Memorial, I would like to hopefully help clear up a misconception concerning the bust of Joseph Stalin which is still causing quite a flap locally and even abroad.

        The bust, in no way honors Stalin.

  • Doughnut hole rebate checks are in the mail

    Last week, in a rare showing of bipartisanship in Washington, the House of Representatives joined forces to pass common-sense reforms related to mortgages and housing loans. The Federal Housing Administration Reform Act, which sailed through the House nearly unanimously, will encourage responsible homeownership for those who can afford it, while rooting out and cracking down on lenders who make risky or fraudulent loans.

  • Bill will extend unemployment benefits

    During last week’s congressional district work period, I spent time talking with business owners, workers, job seekers, and others about what we can do to turn our economy around. I cherish my time here because I never want to lose touch with the challenges and needs of the families who sent me to Washington to work for them. These conversations help supply me with many good ideas that I can take back to Washington.

  • Congress needs to pass a federal budget to restrain spending

    Just last week the U.S. Treasury Department issued its “Annual Report on Public Debt” which confirmed that the national debt will soar to record levels.  The report estimates that the total debt for fiscal year 2010 will reach $14.75 trillion which is over 93 percent of our gross domestic product (GDP).  This current rate of government spending is having a crippling effect on our economy and overall job creation.

  • Spill shows evil of oil dependency

        It’s not a secret that corporations are greedy, often contemptuous of workers, and always, always put profits before anything else. That’s nothing new. But the BP oil spill is a corporate crime that has no match anywhere else in the world.

  • Be a team player

        I saw the Stalin bust when I was at the D-Day Memorial for the 66th D-Day anniversary commemoration. I also read the plaque that goes with it. It states: