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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - Dec. 16, 2011

    Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader on free trade gains (Dec. 9) — A free-trade agreement signed by President Barack Obama in October and by his counterpart in South Korea late last month is already paying off in Kentucky.
    Toyota has announced it will begin exporting Camrys made in Georgetown to South Korea in January.

    The automaker initially plans to ship about 6,000 Camrys a year from Kentucky to South Korea.

    The free trade agreement, which had been held up for years, came at an opportune time for Toyota. ...

  • Bewildering objections

    Obstructionism seems to be in vogue these days. In Washington, D.C., it nearly caused a financial collapse last summer when Republicans blocked, until the 11th hour, an action to raise the debt ceiling. And now, as the clock ticks down on a tax break for working Americans, Congress is at it again.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 14, 2011
  • Work of Art: Fighters followed a code

    It’s a great feeling when someone I know says he remembers the people I wrote about in a previous column.

    “You know this ‘Sopandas’ guy you mentioned? Well, he was my neighbor,” a childhood friend told me recently.

  • Credit the road crews

    It’s easy to take for granted the working men and women who keep the rest of us moving, but the crews that keep our highways and biways clear during bad winter weather deserve our recognition.

    When snow and ice coat our roadways, city and state crews go to work. The Optic feature in our weekend edition, on the state Department of Transportation’s District 4 work crews, should serve as a reminder of just how valuable their work is to us all.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 12, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: E-fatigue

    Is this “the beginning of the end” for Facebook?

    According to an article by Ben Bajarin, director of consumer-technology analysis and research at Creative Strategies Inc., it just might be.

    Facebook, with its half-billion users, actually continues to grow in size and scope and impact upon our world, but Bajarin points out that there are other networking sites, like Path and Pinterest, that might just be starting to nip at this social networking behemoth.

  • Mil Gracias - Dec. 12, 2011

    A hearty thank you to all the wonderful people who contributed to our organization during the past two weeks with warm, fashionable and usable clothing (including shoes, boots, gloves, scarves, shirts, pants, sweaters and heavy coats and jackets), and incredible quantities of canned and packaged food that was collected by the Post Office carriers Nov. 19.