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Thanks and Giving

Nov 24, 2015 2:47pm

I’d like to take a moment here and send a sign of respect to those who, with kids out of school and underfoot for the Thanksgiving season, do not have time to read this. (“...

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Hillary tops readers’ choice

Jul 29, 2015 6:00am

The Democrat wanted to know who readers would vote for if the presidential election were tomorrow and why. Seems like very few of you wanted to play, but those who did all picked one candidate:...

Opinion My Turn What will he say next?

Jul 23, 2015 11:16pm

Donald Trump may be a brilliant businessman, but when it comes to character, he’s bankrupt.

His comment that U.S. Sen. John McCain is not a war hero, and that he likes “people that weren’t...

Opinion Seven decades is enough

Jul 23, 2015 11:16pm

We are today 70 years out from the fateful interregnum period between the world’s first atomic bomb explosion — the test fire Trinity at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945 — and the world’s...

Opinion State of the Nation

Jul 16, 2015 2:23pm

In public addresses, President Obama assures the American people that the U.S. military command is greater than any other in the world. One must wonder if he is aware that the U.S. has not won a...

Opinion My Turn Let’s start at home to wipe out hunger

Jul 09, 2015 3:49pm

Did you know statistics show that in Van Buren County 19.3 percent of households are considered food insecure, which means that 3,310 people in our county of fewer than 18,000 people do not know...

Opinion From the Forum: There has never been a Social Security Trust Fund

Jul 09, 2015 3:49pm

The facts presented here can be verified by contacting the agency that collects and maintains these records.

The political season is upon us and those who have lost the off button on their...

OpinionWorst response to injustice (except for all the rest)

Jul 09, 2015 3:48pm

Democracy, said Winston Churchill, is the worst form of government — except for all the rest.

This is also true for nonviolence. When people are victims of injustice, especially a violent...

Opinion: My Turn Contest, film turn spotlight on Alzheimer’s

Jul 02, 2015 4:11pm

I received an e-mail last week from RN Ron Henson who writes the delightful and informative Ron’s Chicken Soup column for the Democrat. In it he asked if we would announce a “Caregiver of the Year...

Now serving student No. 6

Apr 02, 2015 3:29pm

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like...

A jumble of cookies to remember

Mar 26, 2015 9:42pm

In the Broadway musical version of the Addams Family, Grandma tells a crestfallen Pugsley, “That’s life, kid. You lose the thing you love.” I saw this musical several years ago. For all the show’s...


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