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The double standard of party politics

As the mainstream media spends the majority of their time asking anyone who listens if they see them as “an enemy of the people,” they continue to sink further and further into blatant hypocrisy. more

Rookies shine in preseason

The NFL season got underway this week with every team competing in a preseason game. Many rookies from April’s draft showed the league what they were capable of in a competitive atmosphere for the first time. more

The double standard of party politics

As the mainstream media spends the majority of their time asking anyone who listens if they see them as “an enemy of the people,” they continue to sink further and further into blatant … more

Latest laws bring us closer to 1984

From the Department of Weird Liberal Actions that Lead to Ridiculous Troll Wars, I give you the most puzzling law enacted to date: banning straws. The idea behind this is to start putting the … more

Research puts past in perspective

My brother just the other day posted something on his Facebook account that brought pretty much the whole family to tears. No, not an obituary, or a sad little poem about kittens; it was … more

Another scary step toward democracy’s end

As with previous weeks, and seemingly every week with the current president and his predilection for stirring the pot, there’s quite a bit to unpack in the world of politics. The Helsinki … more

So many insanities, so little time

Looking at the news lately brings out the exasperation in me. Just when I think people might finally get over the almost two-year-long tantrum over President Trump being elected, new things crop … more

Nothing wrong with loving your country

Just as many of you did, I enjoyed the July 4 celebration at Lake Madison. Having grown up the son of an Air Force enlistee, the Fourth of July always was a serious, special time, given that … more

Supreme Court takes small steps toward liberty

I’ve always enjoyed reading social media posts of my friends and family. It helps me keep up, keep grounded, and touch on things like the political mindset of those in my circle. Last week was a … more

Border angst the problem, not a solution

No child, regardless of race, color, creed, etc., will EVER want to be ripped from its parents, and any sane person would never want to be in the position to make that call. The collective outrage … more

Looking ahead requires special lens

I was having a discussion with a coworker the other day, who was of the younger persuasion, and was unfamiliar with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the involvement of Lee Harvey … more

Change in attitudes reflect societal ills

I’m like a lot of people these days, getting vicarious kicks reading some of the bizarre and fringe takes on the items of the day that show up on the Internet. One of my favorite sites is … more

Letters to the Editor June 6, 2018

Letter to the Editor: I am profoundly saddened by the election of Tony Leago because, according to his campaign statements, he represents exactly the big city and big government ideas I moved to … more

Level of discourse continues to fall

I only was able to attend circuses when I was older, mostly as escort for my young nieces or for my younger children. The things I would take away from the events is that everything is more … more

Losing a little of our outrage

It was 1974, and I was a boy of 11, living in another country while my father served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Since there was little else to do in the summer months, with baseball … more

Looking ahead while honoring the journey

It’s an adage that has been around pretty much since adages were invented (which was a long time ago, probably): It’s not the destination, but the journey. No journey to my mind is more … more

No options left but to take our lumps

Running a newspaper is a pretty intense business. There’s always a happening, or a piece of information, or a sale, or a great photo, or something of a similar nature that needs to be seen, … more

Letters to the Editor May 9, 2018

Dear Editor: As cofounder and an active participant in Rufus Refuge, a local animal rescue that has rescued 941 cats and dogs in the last two and a half years, I want to address the issue of … more

Cultural appropriation a pointless charge

My heritage is one I’m super proud of, and I’m sure that most of you are, too. As I began a closer inspection of it, I learned what it meant to be Hungarian, and about the past of course. … more

Letters to the Editor May 2, 2018

Dear Editor: I live on the corner of FM 1452 and Highway 21. During the last month, three dogs have shown up here. The first dog appeared around March 31 — a tiny Chihuahua running around on … more
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