Today's Opinions

  • Risking it all for freedom's sake

        A local veteran, a retired sergeant major with four decades of service, recently sent me an e-mail that showed that some people still appreciate us.

  • As usual, the GOP has no program

        If we believe conventional political wisdom, the Republican Party is set to make major legislative gains in this year’s mid-term elections, perhaps even taking over the House and/or the Senate.

    Generally, this is hardly shocking. The party in the White House almost always loses in the mid-terms, sometimes badly.

  • Reducing government spending is essential to job creation

    Folks all across our nation are worried.  They worry if their job is still going to be around in six months.  They worry about what will happen to their families, their children, and their homes if their employer shuts down and they find themselves out of work.  Unfortunately, too many people are facing this situation today with nationwide unemployment hovering around ten percent.

  • Working to level the playing field for American businesses.

  • Letters

    at park

        After taking my two granddaughters to Liberty Lake Park for a picnic, to play and to see the ducks this past Saturday, I wanted you to know that I was very sad and disappointed to see this beautiful park in such sad and terrible conditions.

  • Obama's political theater

        A federal judge issued an injunction last week blocking implementation of Arizona’s controversial immigration law pending the resolution of President Obama’s lawsuit against that state over the law.

  • The Pentagon Papers all over again

        I’m like you. I’d never heard of Wikileaks until the release this past week of some 91,000 pages of secret documents on the war in Afghanistan.

        The Website Wikileaks.org specializes in blowing the whistle on corporate and government secrets. The leak of these documents is the biggest Afghanistan story in a long time.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill

        One of the greatest benefits of having served in the Armed Forces of our Nation is the education benefits.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education assistance program, Post 9/11 GI Education Bill, began August 1, 2009, and provides training and/or education assistance to eligible veterans and dependents.