Monday, Dec 22, 2014

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Torture techniques
Updated: 22 hours ago

Cuban policy is destined to change

Recent changes in our country’s relationship with Cuba have brought about some strange but interesting happenings in the Republican Party. It’s strange because what seems logical for Republicans would be to oppose anything President Oba...
Published: 12/21/14

Letters to the editor

Ferguson missteps
Published: 12/21/14

Secrets enrich holiday cheer

To me, one of the greatest joys of Christmas is keeping secrets. When my kids ask me what to get for their Dad or grandmother, or they share with me what they got for each other, it not only helps us avoid duplication, it heightens the fun and antici...
Published: 12/21/14

The Christmas letter edition

I received something in the mail the other day that was exciting to me. It wasn’t anything outrageous, just a letter, but the sender had thought about me and decided to include me, which made me feel special. She wrote one of those annual Chri...
Published: 12/20/14

What people fear most this Christmas

Many people name death as their greatest fear. Fyodor Dostoyevski, the great Russian novelist, believed that change is “what people fear most.” That dread in itself is a kind of death.
Published: 12/19/14

Falling for the stars

Mr. Harris and I were walking the dog, enjoying the stillness of the chill night air when we saw it. Streaking through the velvety dark above us, the brilliant white ball left a tail like a comet. We were amazed watching it lazily arch over our house...
Published: 12/18/14

Letters to the editor

College football playoffs
Published: 12/17/14

Ignorance isn’t always bliss

To be a functioning, or at least a true contributing citizen of the United States, you must have a good understanding of what is going on around you. Ignorance is the enemy of those who wish to be well-informed and active in society, in my opinion. I...
Published: 12/17/14

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The level of cowardice shown by Taliban fighters who slaughtered 141 people at a school Tuesday demonstrates the kind of animals they are and always have been. Most of those killed and wounded were children.
Published: 12/17/14

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