Today's Opinions

  • Givers and takers

    Givers and takers

        “The giver has to stop giving because the taker knows not when to stop taking.”

  • John McCain: Everything Trump can never be

        I’d love to hear someone make an attempt to justify Donald Trump’s mean, jealous, petulant and disrespectful behavior in the wake of the death of a real American political legend, Sen. John McCain.
        Give Trump a chance to prove he’s a miserable wretch, and he never fails to do it. Democrats and Republicans alike were disgusted by this fraud’s horrific contempt for a deceased U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate that most Americans admired greatly.

  • Are we in the toilet?

        I’ve never been a particularly optimistic fellow. I’ve always tended to feel every silver lining has a dark cloud and the glass is half empty. 

  • Small businesses, workers benefiting from tax cuts

        President Donald J. Trump had taxpayers and small business owners in mind when he signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law December 22, 2017. The new law cut corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% for 2018 and lowered income tax at nearly all levels. Tax cuts for working families allow them to keep more of their hard-earned money and provide more opportunity for everyone to achieve the American dream.

  • Letters 08/29/18


        Wide ties/narrow ties.
        Most of us have seen the popular cycles in many categories. Cycles, surprisingly, dominate in education. The one lasting “new idea” in my experience was conceived by Frank W. Cyr, with whom I worked as a colleague in his latter years. In 1939 school buses were all colors. Frank brought bus manufactures and educators together to set standards including the yellow you know. Frank is known as “The Father of the Yellow School Bus.”

  • We need a national cleansing

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        We need a march of ministers, not a national military parade.  We need a parade of pure-souled priests and a rally of righteous rabbis.  Not a national military parade.
        Shock and awe have their place.  Our nation’s capital is not it.  We need a national cleansing, top to bottom, coast to coast.  We seek an elevated level of discourse and spiritual inspiration. 

  • Separating needs from wants

    By Susan Falls Kirby
    Bedford County School Board
    District 6

        When my children were in kindergarten and first grade one of my favorite lessons to help them with was the ability to separate needs from wants.  It’s a really hard lesson to learn when you are so young, and I think sometimes that line gets cloudy again as we get older. 

  • The walls are closing in on Trump

        With the federal court conviction of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and the guilty plea of the sleazy “fixer” lawyer, it looks like “the witch hunt” has found some witches.
        A lifetime of corruption is catching up to Donald Trump. Since so many “Christians” voted for him, it’s appropriate to use a Biblical injunction: He’s about to reap what he has sown.