Opinion

The Washington Post, beginning Nov. 1, 2019, will allow its syndicated columns to appear only in print. The columns will still be available as part of our e-edition newspaper online, but they will not be available as separate pieces on our website, ljworld.com. These columnists include George Will, David Ignatius, Michael Gerson and others. This does not affect other columnists like Leonard Pitts, Mona Charen, Connie Schultz and Mark Shields, who are not affiliated with the Washington Post.

Opinion: Fight racism, get yourself vaccinated

Black Americans are three times as likely as whites to get COVID-19 and twice as likely to die from it. Still, with the Delta variant on the march, Black vaccination rates remain lower than for whites. Why is that, and what can we do about it? Black Americans are particularly vulnerable to ...

Opinion: Why isn’t Biden going all out for democracy?

You’d think President Biden and the Democratic Party leadership would do everything in their power to stop Republicans from undermining democracy. So far this year, the GOP has passed roughly 30 laws in states across the country that will make voting harder, especially in Black and Latino ...

Letter to the editor: The DA is not a judge

To the editor: Regarding the recent Journal-World story headlined “Douglas County DA won’t prosecute groups under election law that targets registration drives,” I am in a quandary. Under what authority does the district attorney have the option to decide which state laws the DA’s ...

Opinion: Republican lies or your own eyes?

It’s not that we forget. But sooner or later, news becomes history, and the awful thing that happened loses its power to shock. You remember the emotions you felt, but you don’t re-experience them — not to any degree of sharpness or immediacy. One day, that will happen to the events ...

Opinion: It isn’t ‘body-shaming’ to want dignity for girls

In the summer, boys dress for the warm weather, but girls dress hardly at all. Most high school guys are in baggy shorts, while many of the girls are wearing shorts so short that parts of their rear end remain exposed. The “distressed” versions — with rips and ragged hems — are often ...

Letter to the editor: Affordable ‘formula’

To the editor: Affordable Housing should be a concern for everyone, those with housing and those who wish to have a house. The City Commission, along with the school district and county, has the formula guaranteed to make housing affordable. 1. Higher city utility rates. 2. Higher ...