Nov. 19, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

Walden: How are farming and manufacturing alike?

I have a soft spot in my heart for both farmers and factory workers. One of my grandfathers was a farmer in Ohio during the early 1900s. My father, the eldest son, told me many stories of awakening before sunrise to do numerous chores before he walked to school. My grandfather’s skill in raising livestock and crops — as well as my grandmother’s abilities to cook, can and sew — kept their farm running almost as a self-sustaining unit.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 01:41 PM

Funt: Penny wise and parks foolish

At least once in a lifetime every American should lay eyes on the Grand Canyon, whose brilliant colors and dazzling erosional landscape inspire a kind of planetary patriotism. Stretching 277 miles long and a mile deep, it is perhaps our nation’s greatest natural treasure.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

Albom: Player, fan use social media to let their idiocy shine

In the old days, when two men got in an argument, one of them might say, “You want to step outside?”

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

Sanchez: The next time may engulf Ferguson

By every indication — from both the street and civic offices — Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to blow.

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Purcell: Cigarettes, cigars going up in smoke

I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 03:38 PM

Pitts: An open letter to the GOP regarding its dearest enemy

Dear Republican Party:

Impeach President Obama.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 03:26 PM

Goldberg: Democrats' loss is not a win for Hillary Clinton

In the old Soviet Union, Kremlinologists would read the state party newspaper Pravda not so much for the news it contained, but to glean what the commissars wanted readers to believe the commissars were thinking. The closest we have to that in America is the New York Times. Obviously, it's not a state organ, and there are many fine journalists there, but it does play a similar role for the Democratic Party, often reporting less on what Democrats actually think and more on what Democrats want readers to believe is the current state of its thinking.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 02:49 PM

Editorial: Good words for good work

The weather has turned colder, with temperatures dropping down into the 20s and 30s — which puts those without homes in danger.

Enter Vance County’s only men’s shelter, which opened Nov. 1.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 01:42 PM

Reagan: The American public gets smart

So Jonathan Gruber thinks the American people are stupid, does he?

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Dupuy: Think over ‘under God’

Did you hear atheists are suing god? According to Fox News’ for-profit preacher Mike Huckabee, they do it all the time. “Dear Lord!” he tweeted this week. “Atheists are suing God AGAIN!”