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Today's Opinions

  • Forced to react to budget realities

    ISSUE: Health department cuts
    OUR VIEW: Service reductions are understandable

    Confronted with repeated budget cuts, many government agencies must consider belt-tightening measures.

    While it’s easy to call for efficiencies and fuss about perceived wastes, eventually cuts in funding equal reduction in services.

  • Aug. 15, 2012: Our readers write

    Honoring promises

    “A deal is a deal.” “A man’s word is his bond.” How many times have you heard these? While it is pleasantly refreshing to meet people who try to live up to those ideals, it is equally telling when you run across those who don’t.

  • Dangerous fuel for rumor mill

    In the workplace, it surreptitiously moves under the guise of “networking.” In the church, it can be elevated to the status of “prayer requests.” But when brought to a court of law, it is usually called “defamation of character.”   

    It can be dangerous and destructive. Written or spoken words intended to harm or hurt others can have serious implications, especially when those words are communicated in the public domain.

  • Aug. 14, 2012: Our readers write

    Where is the investigation?

    On July 20 it was reported that a telephone bomb threat was made on the Detroit Tigers where 33,000 people were in attendance at a game with the L.A. Angels in Comerica Park. The ball park incident followed two separate bomb threats made on the Detroit’s Windsor Tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge. Both connect the U.S. to Canada and are very busy international commerce crossings. On July 10, the IRS offices were evacuated because of a suspect delivery, and a similar thing occurred at the Cobo Hall Convention Center.

  • Griffith legacy lives on here, elsewhere

    TOPIC: Andy Griffith
    OUR VIEW: A lasting legacy

    An editorial cartoon in the Tulsa World depicting a young Opie Taylor walking to Myers Lake in Mayberry with his right hand covering his eyes and a fishing pole in his left hand pretty much says it all about the passing last month of Andy Griffith.

  • Americans take pride in athletes

    TOPIC: Olympic Games
    OUR VIEW: What's not to love?

    Why do you love the Olympic Games?

    Is it because, for many of these sports, we rarely see them on television aside from every four years?

    Admit it, you really don't see gymnastics on TV much and when you do, it certainly rarely is as captivating as it is when an Olympic medal is on the line if the gymnast can stick a landing.

  • Aug. 12, 2012: Our readers write

    Why fix unbroken local governments?

  • Aug. 10, 2012: Our readers write

    In response to previous letter

    The writer of the Aug. 7 letter who opposes Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s stance on same-sex marriage felt the need to reference the Bible to support her argument. I have to reply to the biblical misconceptions in her letter. She  repeats the tired, old, liberal secularist argument the homosexual lifestyle should not be forbidden in Christianity because, to use her words, “Jesus never said anything about gays.”