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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor - Oct. 21, 2016

    Trump a peddler of snake oil

    There is no doubt about it.  Donald Trump is an ace at grabbing interest, attention and headlines.  In the best tradition of all snake oil salesmen, he knows exactly what words to use to mesmerize his audience. And he knows exactly what buttons to push to get them to dig into their pockets and buy his product.

  • Protect kids from guns

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Port Huron (Michigan) Times Herald and was originally published on Oct. 14.

    According to research by the USA Today Network and The Associated Press in a series of stories published recently, close to 200 children nationwide were killed in accidental shootings in the first six months of 2016.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 19, 2016
  • Work of Art: No, I won’t chip in

    No, I won’t chip in. In our household, we’re comfortable and expect to have a bit of spare change left over when Bonnie and I pass on. But for now, we won’t chip in.

  • Cartel spawned opioid crisis

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Butler Eagle of Pennsylvania and was first published on Oct. 10.

    When confronted with a deadly force that could threaten your existence, it’s crucial to know as much as you can about the force before you respond. You can’t outrun a bear, for example, but shouting and pepper spray are likely to scare it away. Running from a bear could get you killed.

  • Letter to the Editor - Oct. 16, 2016

    Projects need funding
    So, let’s name a few of the major issues facing Las Vegas. A dwindling population, growing poverty, inadequate women’s health services, vacant boarded-up homes, food insecurity, water shortages, scandal-ridden educational institutions. The list goes on.

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 16, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Lima (Ohio) News on organ donations (Oct. 6):
    Giving the gift of hope and life through an organ transplant is both precious and powerful...
    Providing someone a second chance at life is a noble gift that most of us support, including nearly all organized religions. Yet, far too few people have actually joined a registry or discussed the topic of donation with their families.
    That’s a tragedy in itself as it has led to a tremendous shortage of organs and tissues.

  • Just a Thought: Beginning another trip around the sun

    By Rick Kraft

    Endings have a way of becoming beginnings and beginnings a way of becoming endings. With a birthday this week I ended one trip around the sun and began another. This will be my 59th trip.

    My wife says that aging is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the quicker the roll goes. I am not sure if I agree with her, but I would agree that the urgency of life increases as the years spin by.