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Thankfully, it’s almost over

November 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s been a long presidential election season. A year and a half ago, there were more candidates than you could shake a stick at on the Republican side, while Bernie Sanders was shaking up the Democrats. Now we’re down to two main contenders, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; and on Tuesday, we will have collectively [&hellip...

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Surviving and opining over this latest election

November 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As a journalist, this is my seventh presidential race. And if this one doesn’t kill me, it won’t be my last. My first one was in 1992. I was a reporter at a small weekly newspaper just outside Little Rock when Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was winning his...

Our faith is the catalyst for God’s gift of grace

November 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There, but for the grace of God, go I.” — origin unknown That phrase, evoked upon the sight of misfortune, holds more truth than the average cliché. Faith is a core belief in anything, and grace is the power of God that brings belief to fruition....

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

November 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Hang on, it’s almost over The enthusiasm for many American voters this election cycle isn’t so much in seeing their guy or gal elected but in seeing this year’s presidential election come, finally, to an end. And even though Donald Trump has said...

On blending holidays and fixing elections

November 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (1)

I don’t know about you, but man am I tired of this election! I turn on the radio and television and instead of hearing why I should elect this person, or re-elect that official, all I see are the ugly reasons why I shouldn’t vote for this or that...

Consider candidates’ views and values

November 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Election Day, is a day that half of the country has been dreading since both candidates announced their intentions to run for the presidency. No matter which candidate you choose, you probably feel that this has been a very messy election. For me, this is the...

Win, lose or recount, Trump candidacy historic

November 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It wasn’t until Friday when the FBI announced the re-opening of its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, or “routine security review” as she initially called it, that I had my first eureka moment that Donald Trump might actually win the...

Sometimes just finishing is winning

November 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Back in my 20s, when dinosaurs roamed the land, I coached basketball in an inner-city league in Nashville, Tennessee. Inspired by “The White Shadow” television show at the time, the teenagers on my team named themselves the Shadows because I was the only...

Medicare, Medicaid are as different as oil and water

October 31, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The most knowledgeable people in town use these two terms, Medicare and Medicaid, interchangeably, but they are as different as oil and water or Old Milwaukee and Heineken. Heineken’s Medicare is a federal program, the same in every state, mostly for your...

Veterans Day and final election thoughts

October 31, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Veterans Day will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 11. Just a few of the main events I’ve been made aware of are as follows: • The annual Veterans Day parade will be held downtown this Saturday at 9:30 a.m., as reported in the RDR article last Sunday by Jack...