RSS OPINION Feed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:30:48 EST 1800 Parker column: Talk about a wildfire WASHINGTON — First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.Call it “Moonlight Fire,” and prepare to suspend disbelief. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:25:03 EST Editorial: A packet of booze a bad idea Children of the '70s grew up watching an over-sized pitcher burst through walls and yell out that trademark, “Oh yeeeaaahhh” while quenching their thirsts for sugary flavored drinks. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:19:03 EST Letter: Why I stopped watching TV news I've recently watched TV new on our four major networks on weeknights. I observed an agenda of fabricated racism, misogynous and unfounded allegation of p0lice brutality with the exception of New York City police putting a permanent “sleep... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:40:03 EST Chicago Tribune: Life isn’t perfect. Deal with it DECEMBER 14, 2014 — Life is full of unpleasant events and lousy surprises, and many of them are beyond remedy. Most people learn that, often, you just have to suck it up and move on. You can waste a lot of time and energy trying to undo unfair... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:01:15 EST John M. Crisp: Who were we kidding, anyway? After many years of teaching in college, I've concluded that few demographic groups are more pitiless, hardhearted and coldblooded than a class full of college freshmen. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:01:13 EST Letter: AE teachers deserve support The Allen East Education Association works to improve the child, the community and the profession. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:01:10 EST Letter: Boehner sold the people out John Boehner is nothing short of a spineless jellyfish! Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:01:06 EST Letter: Sweater drive a big success In early November, the staff and administration of HCF Management Inc. asked the community to help deliver a message to our area seniors that we care about them. We were overwhelmed by how clearly that message was sent. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:00:02 EST San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News: Gas prices are down. Let’s investigate! DEC. 8, 2014 — When gas prices soar, Americans wail. Inevitably Congress launches an “investigation” and discovers—over and over again—that by and large prices are the result of market conditions and taxes. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:01:05 EST Doyle McManus: Torture remains a political football The catalog of horrors contained in last week's report from the Senate Intelligence Committee ought to settle one argument for good: Yes, the CIA did use torture on suspected terrorists in its secret detention program a decade ago. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:01:04 EST Jim Krumel: A deserving winner Sometimes things work out for the best. Other times, you have to wonder why they happened at all. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:31:02 EST Editorial: Body cameras could help police, citizens Over the last several weeks, race has once again become a national conversation. While it remains a constant discussion, there are undoubtedly instances which thrust it back into the spotlight. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:01:03 EST Letter: Angels are still among us I had a little (big for me) thing happen to me on Dec. 6 at the Post Office. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:52:02 EST Editorial: Where do big bucks go from Buckeye fans?;-big-bucks On Thursday, you could still go to popular ticket broker StubHub and purchase a ticket to the Ohio State vs. Alabama game for $300. Of course, you would be sitting in the end zone, up in the cheap seats with the pigeons. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:08:04 EST Thomas Lucente: Killer cops a growing problem One thousand thirty-nine. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:01:04 EST Letter: Benghazi over; no smoking gun;-no-smoking-gun Much to the chagrin of Jim Jordan and Fox News, the Benghazi hearings were completed with no evidence of misconduct by the Obama Administration. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:23:02 EST David Trinko: Lighting up our holidays I used to be judgmental when I looked at outdoors Christmas displays.“Pick a theme, dude.”“One of these things is not like the others.”“Are they trying to land planes there?” Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:01:05 EST McCoy column: Good reason why Common Core supporters fared well in the midterms It's December 2014, and we all know what that means — the news media and politicians are in full 2016 presidential election mode. It's as if the midterms of only a month ago never happened. The prognosticators have all moved on to... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:42:05 EST Cheryl Parson: Eight tips to avoid scammers Over the years in this column, we've told you about all kinds of scams. Con artists will attack you from every direction: your phone, email and regular mail, online and, the old fashioned way, right at your front door. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:31:03 EST Legal-Ease: End of the year action items for small businesses There's only a small window of time to complete anything in 2014. For business owners, including farmers, there are some important actions that should be undertaken immediately. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:01:02 EST