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Today's Opinions

  • Count on it

    The U.S. Constitution requires the government to conduct a census once every 10 years. It's not exactly exciting, and in fact, it's quite tedious work.

    But it is important.

    Counting, or at least trying to count, all of the hundreds of millions of people living in the United States takes a monumental effort by thousands and thousands of people.

    Fortunately, we can help a little, and by doing so, we'll be helping our community at the same time.

  • Grandparents raising grandchildren

    Chances are each of us reading this article grew up with some interaction with a grandparent. The grandparents from our childhoods or memories probably are similar; we tend to know them as older or elderly, gentle but hard working, perhaps not in good health, maybe retired with leisure time, probably "spoilers", people you visited after church on Sunday or on special days.

  • Staying focused

    Last week, Sr. Kay Carlew, the chairwoman of the Marion County Board of Education, read a statement about a recent open meetings violation committed by members of that board.

  • Resolving an issue, moving forward

    Marion County Board of Education Chairwoman Sister Kay Carlew made the following statement at the board's Sept. 8 board meeting. Her statement was a response to the Enterprise's Aug. 19 editorial:

  • '9/11 truth'? Not quite

    The eighth anniversary of 9/11 has prompted some discredited conspiracy theories to be trotted out once again. 

  • Facebook is everywhere, so how do I avoid it?

    From time to time I get an email offering me an invitation to join facebook. To date, I have and plan to continue to decline this invitation.

    I don't remember when I first heard about facebook. I listened as friends explained to me that they were on it, that they loved it and inevitably that they wanted me to be on facebook, too.

    I've never been a big Star Trek fan, but my perception of facebook is that it is somewhat like the Borg from The Next Generation series. In other words, resistance to facebook is futile.

  • Picture perfect

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon was the place to be Saturday afternoon as nearly 600 children and adults participated in the annual Family Fitness and Safety Day sponsored by the Marion County Fitness and Nutrition Coalition.

    For more than two hours, the Enterprise was there taking photos and it seemed as if every single person had a smile on his or her face.

  • Reality Check

    Have you heard the latest one about President Barack Obama? It's not a joke, really. It's also, not really new, either. A small, but vocal group has been repeating it as long as it appeared Obama was on his way to becoming President. I'm referring to the claims being made by the so-called "birthers" who have managed to convince themselves that the President is not a "natural born citizen." It's a ridiculous claim. It's just as ridiculous as believing that 9/11 was an inside job orchestrated by the government. Both claims are disprovable.