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Today's Opinions

  • If FEMA vanished, Americans would adjust

    dvocates of big government never miss a chance to capitalize on a natural disaster. Even before the storm has passed, they will boast that without activist government, recovery would be impossible. Peddlers of this line ask us to imagine what life would be like today — in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy — without FEMA and the state and local emergency agencies. This, they say, is the condition to which opponents of big government would reduce the country.

    But they lack imagination.

  • Thrust headlong into an imaginative adventure

     

    It began as a serene fall experience. Leaves crunching under foot on a cool afternoon as I walked along a country fence row with my infant grandson tucked against my side.

    Suddenly as if from nowhere, a deer appears. It breaks into a dead run. The movement was surprising but not alarming until I realized it’s charging me.

    The deer’s head crashes into my side waist high just below the ribs. As I bend with the blow, the child flies free of my grasp.

  • Unprecedented nothingness

    ISSUE: Productivity of the 112th Congress
    OUR VIEW: Performance wouldn’t fair well in working world

    Members of the 112th Congress likely would not fare well in the real world of working class Americans.

  • Japanese School a success; Indian School next?

    TOPIC: Japanese School at ECTC
    OUR VIEW: Happy Birthday!

    The Japanese School at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College celebrated its 25th birthday last month by hosting a Cool Japan Festival.

    The open house served as a bridge between American culture with Japanese customs.

  • Nov. 2, 2012: Our readers write

    Endorsing Myers

  • Nov. 1, 2012: Our readers write

    Be careful what you ask for

    In October 2009, then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Congress the Affordable Health Care Act, aka Obamacare, would be voted on the day after the 2,500-plus page bill was given to members of Congress. The vote went along party lines with the majority Democrats passing the bill.

    If ever there was a great example of oxymoron, calling this bill “affordable” is it. There is nothing affordable about it.

  • SpringHaven leadership requires unique person

    ISSUE: SpringHaven's new executive director
    OUR VIEW: Job demands a diverse skill set

    After the abrupt departure of its previous director, SpringHaven’s board of directors wisely moved methodically through the selection process. It must be rewarding to have found its new executive director already on staff.

  • Study the candidates and express yourself at the polls

    Americans once again will exercise one of their most important rights and responsibilities. Millions will cast votes to decide who will serve in elected offices at every national, state and local level.

    Sadly, over the years fewer and fewer Americans have actively participated in this most American of duties. Many election outcomes are determined by far less than half the eligible voters.