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Monday, Apr 20, 2015


Letters to the editor

Religious beliefs
Published: 04/08/15

Crimes against our most vulnerable sometimes hard to prosecute

We can all agree that crime of any kind is a bad thing, but we also can agree that some is worse than others. Crime against anyone due to their vulnerability is one of the worst kinds, and it happens here in Highlands County.
Published: 04/05/15

Let’s strengthen protections for those who endure so much to grow our food

We live in one of the richest nations on earth. Most of us never miss a meal unless we choose to. But, ironically, the nearly 3 million agricultural workers who cultivate and harvest the food that ends up on our tables lack the basic protection they ...
Published: 04/05/15

Letters to the editor

Clintonian moment
Published: 04/05/15

When ‘good’ has no voice

There is an old adage, usually credited to Edmund Burke, that goes like this: “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” If you don’t believe that, ask the good people of Germany who sat by and allo...
Published: 04/05/15

Some arguments can’t be won

Every parent knows it’s just a matter of time before the kids are grown. They start to walk, then talk, and before you know it they are individuals with needs, desires and (gulp) opinions.
Published: 04/04/15

A modern Samson’s riddle

As with everything involving Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress has been duly dissected — lauded by some and demonized by others. If it went unwatched, unread, or unnoted, then the obtuse will one day...
Published: 04/03/15

Picking a purrfect pet

Looking at Sadie Girl, reclined on the chaise lounge, basking in the sun, I got a bit misty. Imagining her lonely beginnings waiting on someone to pick her, I was so glad no one had, because we became the fortunate recipients of this fine family pet....
Published: 04/02/15

Letters to the editor

Renewable energy
Published: 04/02/15

Cutting soda for Lent is not easy

As I have written about before, the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter are known as Lent in some denominations of the Christian faith. It is quite comical when I try to explain it to my friends who do not observe the practice, as their first qu...
Published: 04/01/15