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Today's Opinions

  • Suicide is a harsh, but preventable, reality

    Suicide.

    People don't like to talk about it. People don't like to think about it. In fact, the word is taboo in many homes. But, it's something I had to face when I was only 10 years old. One of my very best friends at the time tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of pills. Thankfully, she wasn't successful.

    I can still remember walking into the hospital to visit her soon after it happened. My mind was racing as my twin sister, mom and I made our way to her hospital room.

  • Letters to the Editor, Nov. 5

    Remembering our heroes at Christmas

    A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Lebanon National Cemetery at noon on Saturday, Dec. 13, to honor Lebanon's veterans. The public is invited to participate in what has become an annual tradition throughout the country.

    The Wreaths Across America story began over 15 years ago with a tradition of placing wreaths on the graves of our nation's fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. It has since branched out to include 286 locations, including the Lebanon National Cemetery.

  • A bold move or just a necessary one?

    For years, I have been telling friends that The Christian Science Monitor is the best newspaper in the United States.

    It's a realization I reached in college while working on a thesis I never completed. I was attempting to compare the coverage of the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-80 in The New York Times and the Monitor.

    Although I never finished the thesis, my interest in the Monitor grew as a result of the research I did do. I started reading the Monitor off and on for national and international news.

  • Jesus’ teachings do not match with a liberal political philosophy

    I never thought to be writing a column for The Lebanon Enterprise, but I must respond to B.L. Conway’s column of Sept. 17.  In his column he states that we should not fear voting for Obama. He postulates that the three reasons that someone may choose not to vote for Obama is because he is a “man of color”, due to his name and its implications, or because he is a liberal.  He makes the comparison that Jesus was a “man of color” and a liberal.

  • Fear is a factor for some voters

    For years, politicians have won elections one of two ways. Either one candidate convinces the voting public that he or she is the best person for the job, or one candidate is so feared by the voting public that the other candidate becomes the lesser of two evils.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 29

    An opportunity to help

  • Why you should vote

    In 1789, when our nation’s Constitution was penned, the founding fathers bestowed American citizens with certain rights and liberties that were hard fought for, but needed to establish our great nation. Yet, almost 220 years later, many take for granted one particular privilege that is a foreign concept to numerous other countries.

  • Life is unpredictable

    Life can be so unexpected.

    Things can happen in an instant that change your life forever.