Opinion

Each year on Veterans Day, I think about the military men and women I had the honor to meet when I took part in several overseas USO tours before I became a U.S. Senator. Those tours not only gave me the chance to help entertain our troops stationed in places like Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, but...
“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” ~Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States   In order to gain an understanding of why voting is so...
My elderly mother had a physical therapy appointment Monday afternoon (Oct. 31) at Lakewood Health System. She sat on the bench inside the main entrance while I parked the car.  When I came in we went to PT and it was at that time that I asked her where her purse was. She said she must have left it...
There are but a few hyper-politically charged days - now a mercifully few - remaining before the 2016 general elections. Over nearly two years, the nation has been through an exhausting process of sorting through possible candidates, selecting nominees and now consider the final few - and lest we...
Voting is a way to speak your mind and let your voice be heard. Your vote is your voice. When we vote, we are actually telling elected officials and lawmakers how we feel about education, public safety, social security, health care and other important issues. One voice, one vote really does count....
Staples-Motley School District buses many more students to school than most school districts. The main reason is out of concern for the traffic on Highway 10 in Motley and how busy 4th Street is in Staples.  In partnership with Region Five, we are applying for a Safe Routes to School Grant through...
Candidate clarification In last week’s paper, in the article on the School Board Candidates Forum, there was a statement made by me which was printed without the full text of my answer, and I feel did not convey my intent in answering the question.  The article stated that Frisk said, “I would want...
Editor’s note: This column by Connie Schultz originally ran in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, on Feb. 19, 2004.   The women were innocent and defenseless. And by the end of the night, they were barely alive. Forty prison guards wielding clubs and their warden’s blessing went on a rampage...
It seems in this most unusual election cycle that some folks are still unable to play fair. Playing fair is simply respecting other people’s opinions. It can be compared to good sportsmanship in athletic events. In our country we still have the freedom to express our  individual rights as long as...

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