Today's Opinions

  • Spooky, but safe

    ISSUE: Tonight's candy collection craze 
    OUR VIEW: Keep it safe, neighborly this Halloween

    Turn on your lights to welcome trick-or-treaters. If you’re not passing out candy, let children know by keeping your porch dark and front door closed.

    Remove all obstacles, especially candle-lit jack-o’-lanterns, from walkways and stairwells children will use.

  • Oct. 31, 2012: Our readers write

    Supporting Obama

    Gov. Mitt Romney supports cutting Social Security and Medicare to reduce the country’s debt. This puts the burden on the elderly and is morally wrong. Our seniors need these programs to live decent lives and they contributed from their paychecks all their working lives. Yet, you heard it during the debates, he won’t touch the tax cuts for the top 2 percent super rich, which would supply hundreds of millions to our country’s treasury and could help reduce the debt.

  • Nothing good ever develops from anger

    Some stereotypes are grossly unfair and not very flattering. That said, when the shoe fits, wear it, and as an Italian American, I fit the stereotype of being emotional (I know) and passionate (I think). Cest la vie.

    But I realized today that in that gamut of emotions there is one I regret.


    I wish I hadn’t wasted so much emotional energy when I was younger in being angry.

  • Oct. 30, 2012: Our readers write

    Endorsing Obama

    I truly believe President Barack Obama is not only the most sincere president we’ve ever had, but he is a man of great convictions. He has striven to achieve all of his campaign promises while facing many obstacles. He has been blamed for everything that is wrong with this country when everyone knows the country already was in this condition when he became president.

    I will support and vote for Obama because it is the only sensible thing to do for our country.

    Lisa Latham


  • Three cheers related to the military

    Retired Maj. Gen. John R. Tindall Jr. has ended his tour of duty as chairman of USA Cares, the locally founded nonprofit organization dedicated to helping today’s soldiers and their families with basic needs such as food, shelter and utilities.

  • Oct. 29, 2012: Our readers write

    Shame on Haynes

    You wouldn’t know it from Charles Haynes’ recent column, but I would like to remind you 75 Americans have been killed on U.S. soil with 2,000 Americans injured and all by Muslims. They may have been American born who converted or foreign born who we graciously allowed to come here who were the killers, but nonetheless they claimed the Muslim faith as their own.

  • Time to unmask David Williams

    It’s the Halloween season, which has morphed beyond its trick-or-treat candy collection roots into a leading celebration for people otherwise known as grownups.

    For many, it’s a time to display their creativity in the form of a costume or alternate personality. It will be displayed in some business offices Wednesday and in countless home parties that evening.

    When you realize that many of us disguise our true nature each day behind socially acceptable personality masks, it’s easy to understand the attraction of these Halloween fantasies.

  • Oct. 28, 2012: Our readers write

    Veteran for Romney

    I don’t know about you, but to me $70,000 is a lot of money. That is the amount spent recently by President Barack Obama to pay for commercials in Pakistan apologizing to the mobs who attacked our embassy and burned our flag. This is but one part of a campaign of apology and appeasement tried regarding an Internet video released in July.