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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Thanksgiving can be more than a one-day state of mind

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We’ll gather around tables and eat turkey and mashed potatoes until we’re full, then we’ll watch football until it’s time to go shopping. That’s how it goes, right?

  • EDITORIAL: Thanksgiving can be more than a one-day state of mind

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We’ll gather around tables and eat turkey and mashed potatoes until we’re full, then we’ll watch football until it’s time to go shopping. That’s how it goes, right?

  • LETTER: Quit coddling the addicts

    To the editor,
    How anyone could possibly put the blame for overdoses and addictions of opioids on the pharmaceutical companies instead of solely on the weak-minded individual is beyond me.
    Our judge-executive and the magistrates want to recoup money from the makers of drugs (which help millions without being abused) instead of the drug abusers or over-prescribers. (editor’s note: The county approved joining a suit against drug distributors, not manufacturers.)

  • LETTER: Quit coddling the addicts

    To the editor,
    How anyone could possibly put the blame for overdoses and addictions of opioids on the pharmaceutical companies instead of solely on the weak-minded individual is beyond me.
    Our judge-executive and the magistrates want to recoup money from the makers of drugs (which help millions without being abused) instead of the drug abusers or over-prescribers. (editor’s note: The county approved joining a suit against drug distributors, not manufacturers.)

  • A trip to New York

    By Garrison Keillor

    Slight panic in the airport out in Texas. Waiting to check a bag, pull out my billfold, no driver’s license. Check pockets, briefcase. Credit cards, no license. The brain flutters. Hotel? Taxi? Pickpocket? A teen terrorist from Izvestistan perhaps, trying to persuade TSA he is 75 and from Anoka, Minnesota?

    How about dementia? Loss of license today, tomorrow can’t conjugate “lay” and “say,” next day my wife’s name is missing along with the three branches of government.

  • Opinion: Investigation includes spectacular level of lies

    By Michael Gerson

    I spent part of my convalescence from a recent illness reading some of the comprehensive timelines of the Russia investigation (which indicates, I suppose, a sickness of another sort). One, compiled by Politico, runs to nearly 12,000 words — an almost book-length account of stupidity, cynicism, hubris and corruption at the highest levels of American politics.

  • Opinion: McConnell has tough choices with Moore and GOP

    By Al Cross

    On Nov. 8, things didn’t look good for the Republican Party and the leader of its Senate majority, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Elections in Virginia and elsewhere the day before showed a revolt against President Trump, and the party’s nominee for a special Senate election in Alabama was a twice-defrocked judge who was running mainly against McConnell and the Republican establishment.

  • Opinion: ’Twas the night before Thanksgiving

    By David Whitlock

    I’ll take the night before Thanksgiving over Christmas Eve any year. Christmas Eve is a tired ol’day, worn out by the flurry of activity preceding it, and by the time it arrives, usually too soon, it’s all out of breath as it plops its burden of stress and strain — last minute shopping, checklists, nagging questions (Did I get her the right gift? Will it fit him? Should I have just given the kids money and been done with it?) — at your doorstep.