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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.

  • So long, Christmas break

    When we get to the start of school each August, teachers and administrators understandably groan with catching up on the lost retention from 12 weeks or so of no coursework, no continuity.

    Yet, when it comes to the winter break, taking two full weeks or more to celebrate Christmas and New Years Day seem like a small price to pay for a vacation.

  • Beth Speaks For Herself: Tell your fellow Las Vegan 'Merry Christmas'

    Java and I were on Mills Avenue after our walk UP the bike path. At the Family Dollar Store, a car pulled up and the driver rolled down her window.

    I figured she wanted to talk to me, so I headed over. She pointed at Java and said, “Cute dog. I had a German shepherd.  Someone stole him.”

    “Oh, that’s terrible.”

    “I don’t have enough money to put up a fence. If I ever see my dog  in someone else’s yard, they’ll hear from me.”

  • Just A Thought: Mary had a little lamb white as snow

    “Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb. Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow.”

    I am not talking about the lamb referred to in the nursery rhyme we learned as a child. I am talking about a young mother Mary, whose little lamb was a child who was named Jesus. A baby born 2000 years ago who would forever change the world. This baby was the lamb of God, the spotless lamb who would be hung and crucified on a cross some 33 years later.

  • Editorial Roundup, Dec. 24

    No taxpayer funds to settle harrasssment suits
    The following editorial was recently published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    Something is truly amiss in American democracy if elected officials and political appointees think they have the right to dispense taxpayer dollars as hush-money payments to sexual harassment victims. Not only is this an egregious abuse of public money but it also helps abusers think they can avoid getting caught.

  • Letters to the Editor, Dec. 24, 2017

    Tax cuts for whom?

    They did it Again! The millionaire Congressmen and billionaire president were bought by the super rich and corporations to give themselves billions in tax breaks. And they yelled thousands of times, “A tax cut for the poor and middle class.”

    Liars, liars, liars!

    My dear fellow Americans, can you imagine how much of a tax break we would have gotten if it had been given to us instead?

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

  • The best presents are given freely — not bought

    Christmas brings out the best and worst of our way of life. Crass consumerism runs rampant this time of year, as if owning things equates to happiness.

    If that was the case, then why are there so many miserable rich people?

    Sure, it’s the season of giving, but it’s also for getting.