Today's Opinions

  • People make a difference

    Kudos: Praising positives in our community

    Governmental discussions frequently focus on quality-of-life issues and how to provide more and better opportunities.

    Time and time again, the answer can be found in the dedicated people who share this community. Going the extra mile for others continually produces quality events and opportunities.

  • No escaping the realities of global warming

    I sat down to the evening news. That’s not always the best thing to do if you want to unwind for the day, which was my intent.

    I had been to a conference sponsored by the Sustainable Religious Lands Committee of the Festival of Faiths. In partnership with the Center for Interfaith Relations and Bellarmine University’s Campus Ministry, I heard speakers address issues intended to raise our awareness of alarmingly high environmental and human risks resulting from the much-acclaimed national “energy independence” boom.

  • Nov. 19, 2013: Our readers write

    Time will resolve political scene

    I just finished reading Robert Villanueva’s column from Nov. 14 on “Looking at things in unexpected ways.” His article reminded me of a  paraprosdokian that I have been using for at least 50 years without knowing what it was. Usually, I would use mine to end any conversation I was having with any closed-minded liberal with whom I may be talking.

    My paraprosdokian goes like this: You have heard that time heals all wounds, but do you know that time wounds all heels?

  • Speaking on Dad’s behalf

    Ten years ago, on Nov. 18, 2003, Al Isham of Elizabethtown died. Many readers of The News-Enterprise remember Al as the one who wrote copious letters to the editor and kept the gun control debate alive with his thoughtful musings and informed arguments. Others may remember him as a liberal upstart trying to limit gun owners’ rights.

  • A couple points about local politics

    The 2014 election season promises to be a contentious one locally.

    As a young reporter three decades ago, a similar election season taught a couple lessons that consistently have proven to be true.

    1. If there’s something ugly to be said about someone, it will come out if they file for office.

    No matter how tiny the perceived offense, it has the potential to be part of campaign talk.

  • Plagiarism and politics

    ISSUE: Rand Paul’s lack of attribution
    OUR VIEW: No, you can't be left alone

  • When your child’s name is on a tombstone

    By Tammy Nischan

    Leaning against the doorframe of the school workroom, she shared her struggle.

    She had snapped at her daughter all morning, because she was stressed.

    “I can’t keep living like this,” she sighed.

    As I looked into her aching eyes, I saw myself. I saw a woman trying to balance a career with motherhood. I saw a woman who longs to be the best she can be at work while longing to be the best she can be at home.

  • Nov. 17, 2013: Our readers write

    Immigration laws still being ignored

    Normally, laws passed by Congress or any other legal legislative body are required to be enforced by law enforcement authorities. Failure to do so by police authorities constitutes at a minimum malfeasance or worse. Laws are to be enforced unless overturned by the legislature which enacted them or declared unconstitutional by a proper court.