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Today's Opinions

  • Giving rise to populism

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Alton, Illinois, Telegraph and was originally published on Oct. 8:

    Whatever the outcome of November’s presidential election, one particular note should be apparent to political leaders going forward: Populism is alive and strong in American politics.

    But it’s not unique to the United States this year; populism is trending globally.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 12, 2016
  • Work of Art: ‘Twenty-five cents, please’

    Some readers possibly don’t realize that part of my alleged sense of humor comes from holding doors open for people, and as I do the honors, asking them for a quarter for my efforts.

    PLEASE realize this is a joke. I ask for the 25-cent tip mainly to test their reaction and discover how quickly they’re able to think on their feet.

    One such experiment (I’ve written about this before) happened a few years ago as I held the door for a man and his family as they entered the Santa Fe Souper Salad.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Get ready! Get set! Vote!

    By Beth Urech

    Let’s get the vote out! Be sure to register. Be sure your registration is up to date.

    The deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the November general election is Tuesday.

  • VA must do better

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Orange County Register and was initially published on Oct. 1.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has called it a public health crisis — an estimated 20 veterans commit suicide every day. So it is no trivial matter that a suicide hotline run by the VA is failing to answer the phone.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 9, 2016
  • Letter to the Editor - Oct. 9, 2016

    AWC has done much for the community
    I will be honest, I am a supporter of the AWC. There are many reasons why, but the following will basically sum it up.

    In the past three years, they have coordinated thousands of volunteer hours (an average of 400 hours per month). They manage a successful Trap-Neuter-Release program funded by Zimmer Feline Foundation for feral cats.

  • Just a Thought: Don’t be a minimum benchmark person

    By Rick Kraft

    What is the minimum necessary for you to do to get by in this world? If you sat down with a sheet of paper and wrote out the least you could do to get by in your family, what would it be? What if you wrote down the least effort necessary to keep your job?