My Turn

GUEST OPINION: Hey, listen up, all you OBEs (Offended By Everything)

October 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Being offended by everything doesn’t make for a strong person. So how do we treat the easily offended so as to make them stronger and able to withstand any offensive language?When traveling to Mexico we are warned not to drink the water bec...

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Church and state: Leave politics outside the church

October 24, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Wednesday’s front page coverage of Raul Labrador’s political campaign gathering at Candlelight Christian Fellowship is astonishing!After reading the article I did a little research and found an interesting piece in the Washington Post regar...

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Maybe you can get lucky on Halloween

October 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

The only thing scarier than Halloween was my second honeymoon. Grotesque masks, glow-in-the-dark costumes and brain-damaging strobe lights all night long! Halloween was much tamer. Scholars believe Halloween originated with the ancient Celt...

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Speaking up for accused teacher

October 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

We were all aghast when the story spread like fire across Idaho and beyond: A teacher was accused of having sex with a student. It was a gut punch to her friends, family and supporters, and to the thousands of former students with whom she ...

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One way to slow attack on free speech rights

October 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Second of two parts   The director of “Boys Don't Cry,” a movie about transgender people, was giving a talk about the movie to a group of people. She was shouted down for, among other reasons, having Hillary Swank, a non-trans a...

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MY TURN: Chiropractor shouldn’t be writing about epidural steroid shots

October 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm

I am writing in response to an advertisement I read in your publication on October 11, 2017 by Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr.: Do Epidural Corticosteroid Shots Work? In the “advertorial”, he attempted to tackle a very complex question. Unfortunat...

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Some colleges flunking First Amendment 101

October 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

The principle is simple: Leave others alone to pursue whatever might be their own aspirations, as long as they do not impede the rights and safety of others. It is the personification of America’s Bill of Rights. It applies to wherever and ...

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ESSAY: ‘Am I OK?’

October 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Am I OK that during our traditional Route 91 outing with family and friends an epitome of evil decided to go on a shooting rampage killing 59 and injuring more than 500? Am I OK that when the shooting began two of my daughters were in the d...

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Reasons to change county’s government

October 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

There has been a great deal of discussion on changing the form of county government to five part-time commissioners and a full-time manager. Many people know little about this so it might be worthwhile to take a closer look. I know Dan Gre...

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How to combat our kind of hurricanes

October 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have caused total and unprecedented devastation in parts of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the rest of the Caribbean. As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entr...

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