Opinion

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Letter to the editor: Wrong word for spending

To the editor: In his current weekly newsletter Rep. Jacob LaTurner blames our current inflation on the Biden administration’s “reckless spending.” I wonder how he accounts for the inflation the rest of the world is experiencing? I would call current government spending on ...

Letter to the editor: Thankful for dog being saved

To the editor: Every now and then, instead of being bombarded with news of hate crimes and acts of violence, it’s nice to read about something that makes us feel good. My faith in the goodness of humankind was renewed two weeks ago when I was walking my dog, Willoughby. From a distance, ...

Opinion: Musk broke his new toy immediately

For Christmas, one year, my folks got my kid brother a tank. This thing could roll across the floor, the turret turned and it made battle sounds. That may not sound like much, but this was 1966 — color TV was like showing fire to a cave man — so this toy was the eighth wonder of the ...

Opinion: Thanksgiving and football were made for each other

The Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving without football, but the game and the holiday have now become so intertwined that one almost wonders how they managed it. The most American holiday and the most American sport -- both of which are American inventions with only limited uptake ...

Opinion: Please drop the first-elected whatever

Is it really news that Karen Bass will become the first female mayor of Los Angeles? In an era where women have already run Chicago, Phoenix, Fort Worth, Charlotte, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Boston, the gender of the new Los Angeles mayor should not have dominated the ...

Letter to the editor: Don’t blame DCF leader

To the editor: State Sen. Molly Baumgardner, a Republican from Louisburg, wants Gov. Laura Kelly to fire Department for Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard. She thinks Howard should be held responsible for the recent death of a 13-year-old boy who walked away from a group home in ...