Today's Opinions

  • Have a safe Halloween

    ISSUE: Halloween safety
    Everyone’s responsibility

  • Oct. 30, 2013: Our readers write

    Fonda the problem

    During an interview, Jane Fonda was questioned about military veterans taking issue with her playing the role of a loved first lady of a beloved president. Her response was if veterans have a problem with it, “ they need to get a life. If it tweaks the right, who cares?”

  • Bullying complaint primarily bull

    ISSUE: Texas ballgame bullying charge

    OUR VIEW: Diminishes impact of law

    Ninety-one to zero: The final score of a Texas high school football game became a matter of national debate after a parent upset with the outcome tossed out an accusation.

    The football coach of Aledo High School now must defend himself against allegations of bullying.

  • Great things happening

    ISSUE: Worthy projects and outstanding achievements
    A round of applause

  • Coach Pawley an inspiration to all


    Guest Columnist

  • Oct. 28, 2013: Our readers write

    Hardly R&R time

    As a currently serving federal civilian employee, I read the “Government Pays for Time Off” editorial of Oct. 25 with great interest. In candor, I was quite taken aback at the position advocated by The News-Enterprise editorial board. In my view, the reasoning presented in that editorial failed to adequately address the root problems currently plaguing our system of government.

  • Developing trust based on experience

    Let’s start with a basic question: How do you decide who to trust?

    Perhaps they look you directly in the eye and offer a firm handshake. Those are signs of trustworthness, right? That’s what Mrs. Alton, my second-grade teacher used to say.

    Or maybe there was something familiar in their demeanor that makes you comfortable. On the other hand, you may rely on some special intuition that magically measures sincerity in their voice.

  • Three challenges necessary to improve the road ahead

    One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown.

    Yes, the capital is focused on next year’s elections, but honestly! There was only one real loser and that was the American people.

    Why? Because nothing got resolved. The agreement leaves the government open only until mid-January and gives the Treasury the ability to borrow through early February. All that effort secured us the barest minimum that we needed.