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Today's Opinions

  • To err is human; to blunder is inexcusable

    A federal appeals court decision concerning a Palm Beach County student’s refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in school irks some well-meaning citizens and seems to befuddle school boards and administrators.

    We assume the interesting history of the Pledge is being taught in our public schools. The Pledge was composed by Francis Bellamy, a Christian Socialist minister. It was recited for the first time in schools on Columbus Day 1892.

  • Met any likeable blue dogs lately?

    What’s with the Blue Dog Democrats? They are using all kinds of excuses to justify their treasonous behavior to the party. Don’t they realize that through their actions, these so-called Democrats are imperiling everything fought for?

    Or is it just another case of politics as usual.

    From what rooftop do we have to yell to get them to pay attention? It looks like they’re thinking about two years ahead.

    You don’t take over eight years of a disaster and expect it to change overnight.

  • Learning to suffer socialistic capitalism

    In the midst of our serious recession, folks wonder why the yahoo days of capitalism are eventually followed by periods of economic calamity.

    Capitalism was recorded way back in Genesis (Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold Genesis 13:2). And there have always been good periods and bad times (Genesis 41).

    Capitalists like Abram owned the private wealth necessary to produce goods and services people would buy.

    Skilled and unskilled employees work for capitalists. They spend their wages buying stuff made by other capitalists. 

  • Stang - Op-ed Cartoon

    Here’s my bill for aging an extra hour, plus $5 for my gas bill.

  • Are you turning purple yet?

    Thursday is the day. Next Thursday, April 16. Remember? It’s the day we hope that all of our readers will turn purple. It’s a time when both individuals and businesses can help raise awareness for the upcoming  Relay for Life.

    Put purple balloons on your business door – or purple lettering on a marquee. Paint your hair purple. Or maybe your grass.  Anything, to help turn the Corridor purple for the day.

  • Take a look at President’s actions and read the agenda

    It’s been a couple of months now since we got ourselves a new Democratic administration, so it’s about time we took an overview of the President’s campaign slogans of “change” and “hope”.

    In this short period of time we are already so deep into government intervention that constitutional objections are just swept aside. 

    The last Treasury Secretary brought the nine largest banks into his office and informed them that he was now their partner. 

  • If we get caught doing this, it’s your fault

    Senior citizens like to spin tales about walking two miles to school and two miles home, in rain and snow, wearing shoes with holes, and over roads that were uphill in both directions. 

    Ignoring senior hyperbole, most Americans who completed eighth grade prior to World War II were culturally literate.  They were able to read newspapers and books, write understandable English, use pre-algebra mathematics, and discuss the basics of history, geography, and science.  There were no bilingual classes for those who came from non-English-speaking households.

  • Op-Ed cartoon

    My doctor charged me $150 to send me to a specialist.