Today's Opinions

  • Friday the 13th: Let’s hope it’s a myth

    Has the compact been broken? Has our government failed us? The numbers and feedback leads us to believe that our ability to reverse the economic slide is complicated geometrically with each passing day. Our failure to act resolutely to end massive unemployment and housing foreclosures may lead us into a form of chaos that we have not seen in 200 years, if at all.

  • Where’s the bailout for ‘we the people?’

    Good government isn’t a case of playing follow the leader. At times, it seemed like we belonged to the Pied Piper school of self-preservation: two clashing ideas but often in play over the last eight years. The Democrats made good speeches but the record shows that they were abysmal at raising the standard. Good, solid speeches but no cohunes.

  • The political system is still broken

    It’s the first of the New Year and a good time for families to check on their financial positions, to see if 2008 was as bad to them as they feared. It would be great to know if you could now plan for that dream vacation to Hawaii or perhaps a cruise to far away countries you’ve always wanted to visit.

  • Second Amendment is under fire

    As was feared by gun lovers during the recent elections, the liberal Democratic candidates and the so-called anti-gun groups were all outspoken regarding what actions they intended to take if the now president-elect was successful in getting elected. The actions mentioned were a ban on semi-autos, center-fire rifles, .50-cal. guns, small handguns, gun rationing (one a month), national registration, national licensing and repeal of the ban on predatory lawsuits designed to put gun manufacturers and gun stores out of business.

  • “No! No! The other end!”


  • Growth can’t continue down well-worn path

    Is it a surprise to anyone in the Corridor that state officials say the county’s land use plan is up to its rooftops in disarray? The community isn’t crowded – yet. If it weren’t for the economic slowdown, for which we saw the roadside signs in 2007, the number in rooftops would be increasingly more uncomfortable by now.

  • Don’t give the auto

    industry a blank check

    Some people have said that if you bailout the auto industry you are only rewarding the greedy workers who made cars that Americans did not want. Other people have said that if you bailout the auto industry you are rewarding those in management who only cared about their large salaries and bonuses from these over-sized and over-priced cars and trucks.

  • Going back to the future again

    Columnists love political years. We’re into our third in a row, with no let up in comedy. Vice President Joe Biden’s wife said recently that he could have been Secretary of State if he had wanted the job. We’d have loved to see Mrs. Clinton boil over when she heard Jill and Joe drop that bomb during an appearance on Oprah.