“My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government,” reads the first line of his memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies.
Our communities must be up to the challenge. We must do more than wave our flags and say “thank you for your service.”
Today through Saturday is National Volunteer Week. We join millions across the country in recognizing volunteers and encouraging others to join the inspirational successes.
Sometimes the best choice isn’t the one we want to make.
We’ve lamented before the partisan sway that pulls our representatives away from the middle, where solid decisions that had support on both sides were rooted. The middle is very likely to remain fairly barren.
Duke Energy is looking to keep us in the dark when things go astray for them. We encourage the power industry giant to reconsider a potential public relations blunder and swallow the damage its accountants are asking lawyers to fix.
When our voices are silent, we are most vulnerable. We must take advantage of the avenues afforded us. And with more than a week left, there is still time.