Today's Opinions

  • Oct. 9, 2011: Our readers write

    Concerning Jobs Act
    There’s a lot to support in the American Jobs Act — President Barack Obama’s plan to create jobs and help the economy right now.
    The act includes new tax cuts to help our small businesses hire staff, invest and grow.
    It includes tax credits to support businesses that hire veterans and invests $35 billion to prevent the layoffs of up to 280,000 teachers, support the hiring of tens of thousands more, and keep cops and firefighters on the job.

  • Oct. 7, 2011: Our readers write

    What kind of country do we want?
    The debates leading up to the 2012 presidential election should be structured in such a way to help voters see the contrasting views of the candidates on the issues. America needs to decide in the next 14 months what kind of nation we want to be.

  • Don't wait for something to break

    “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is a common refrain when new ideas are generated. Although that may be partially true, why then do we love inventions and strive to build a better mousetrap?

    A colleague of mine recently penned an excellent analogy which follows. It speaks directly to what the unification effort is about – Examining ways we can work and operate better together for everyone’s benefit:

  • Unrealistic federal standards should be rewritten, not waived

    ISSUE: No Child Left Behind.
    OUR VIEW: Flaws must be corrected  

    In this turbulent economic and political climate, there are fleetingly few things leaders on both sides of the partisan aisle agree on. For the future of education in our nation, thankfully the Obama Administration and Congressional Republicans and Democrats agree there are major flaws in the No Child Left Behind that must be addressed.

  • Rep. Jimmie Lee's honors are rooted in dedication

    ISSUE: Award for Jimmie Lee
    OUR VIEW: Legislator seeks to serve


  • Oct. 4, 2011: Our readers write

    One-term Obama
    A recent writer accused Jay Ambrose of cheap shots but fired some at George W. Bush. From 2006 until this past midterm election, Democrats controlled both the Congress and the Senate. Don’t place all of the blame on “W.”

  • Advice for parking problem: Give offenders the boot

    ISSUE: Unpaid parking tickets
    OUR VIEW: Deal with violators

    The city of Elizabethtown “may” start towing vehicles that have outstanding parking violations. They “may” start enforcing the city parking ordinance but then again they “might” implement a grace period or amnesty to give violators a chance to clean up ticket problems before vehicles are towed.

  • Cheatin' ways tear at fabric of society

    “Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you.”

    So begins the first line of Hank Williams Sr.’s classic hit, “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” And if your own cheatin’ heart won’t tell on you, someone else’s cheatin’ heart will. Or someone will connect the dots that place your cheatin’ heart in the crosshairs. It’s almost certain.