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Today's Opinions

  • Not tone deaf, but a case of singer's envy

    Some people are gifted with beautiful solo voices to bless an audience; other singers, perhaps not quite as vocally talented, bless others with quartet voices; then there are those that bless others by not singing.

    I’ve always thought of myself as being in that latter category.

    But that’s changed of late.

  • Sept. 30, 2013: Our readers write

    Some collaboration required

    As we all know in recent times we have had a government behaving much like a dysfunctional family. The Democrats and Republicans both blame each other for state of the economy and other key items in our daily lives. When our government cannot work together toward a common goal will we reach the same levels of despair as in other parts of the world?

  • Making an impact, not just a goal

    The Issue: United Way campaign

    Our View: Issue focus engages community

  • A few questions and perhaps some reasonable answers

    Newsrooms are full of questions. In the past week or so, a few questions in particular stirred new thinking. After some research and study, it's time to share three of them here.

    Before I attempt to share my answers, please remember this is the Opinion page. My answers reflect my opinions. Your reality may differ.

    Question 1: Why do city and county government property tax rates remain the same or decline while school taxes keep going up?

  • What Congress needs to do about the NSA

    Washington is beginning to debate the proper extent of government eavesdropping powers in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. It’s hardly as robust a discussion as it should be, but it’s a desperately needed start.

  • Councilman responds to editorial

    By Bill Bennett

     

    ISSUE: City needs Bennett’s lien money immediately for Japan trip

    MY VIEW: It must have been a slow news day at The News-Enterprise

     

  • Councilman responds to editorial

    By Bill Bennett

     

    ISSUE: City needs Bennett’s lien money immediately for Japan trip

    MY VIEW: It must have been a slow news day at The News-Enterprise

     

  • Sept. 27, 2013: Our readers write

    Grasping at straws

    In the 1960’s television series “Bewitched,” a character named Mrs. Kravitz constantly spied on her neighbors, obsessing over their behavior and certain that something was amiss. Problem is, she never was able to convince her husband that there was anything newsworthy going on, and in fact her husband generally dismissed her as being nuts.