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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Rich should 'step up'

    "One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson
    The spirit of Carnegie needs to be reborn in the multi-, multi-millionaire, billionaire class.
    They have the excess funds to build bridges, dams, roadways, libraries, universities and vocational schools.
    The middle class and families need not, should not, be burdened with these issues.
    The super rich elites need to step up and do what is good for all and the future.

  • A more civil debate

    I'm a fan of the comic strip The Boondocks, and last week, I couldn't help but be reminded of a strip I read years ago.
    Granddad was talking to his grandsons. He thought they might have some questions in light of news reports about "gay marriage," and he wanted them to know how he felt.
    "First off," he tells the boys, "all marriage is wrong."
    Now before anyone gets upset, my parents have been married for close to 40 years, and I don't think they have done something wrong.

  • Letter: Rich should 'step up'

    "One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson
    The spirit of Carnegie needs to be reborn in the multi-, multi-millionaire, billionaire class.
    They have the excess funds to build bridges, dams, roadways, libraries, universities and vocational schools.
    The middle class and families need not, should not, be burdened with these issues.
    The super rich elites need to step up and do what is good for all and the future.

  • Just don't do it

    I was planning on writing about underage drinking after attending last week's town forum on the subject, but my mind is overcome with concern for a good friend, sorority sister and fellow runner who is laying in a hospital bed after being hit by a drunk driver Saturday evening.

    I can't stop thinking about her.

    You see, this friend of mine, she's one of the most amazing people I've ever met.

  • Letters to editor - May 9, 2012

    Congressman responds to Mullins’ guest editorial

    I would like to respond to Michael Mullins' April 25th guest editorial. It is difficult to discern the full context of my speech when he only read a few short excerpts, however I would like to clarify my underlying point regarding the budgetary situation.

  • Economy is in recovery mode

    Earlier this year, as the General Assembly was putting together the budget to run state government, it was becoming increasingly clear that the state was finally beginning to see some lasting growth.

    That was further confirmed several weeks ago, when one of the state's economists said, "all signs are pointing to the likelihood that the recovery is here to stay."

  • Just don't do it

    I was planning on writing about underage drinking after attending last week's town forum on the subject, but my mind is overcome with concern for a good friend, sorority sister and fellow runner who is laying in a hospital bed after being hit by a drunk driver Saturday evening.

    I can't stop thinking about her.

    You see, this friend of mine, she's one of the most amazing people I've ever met.

  • Economy is in recovery mode

    Earlier this year, as the General Assembly was putting together the budget to run state government, it was becoming increasingly clear that the state was finally beginning to see some lasting growth.

    That was further confirmed several weeks ago, when one of the state's economists said, "all signs are pointing to the likelihood that the recovery is here to stay."