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Time to accept election results

November 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

This editorial is being written on Election Day itself, prior to the outcome of this election. Regardless of the results, we need to be prepared to let it all go. By the time you read this, our future leaders have been selected by a vote of the people — and in a democracy, nothing’s more [&hellip...

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Election not the only thing happening in 2016

November 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s the Sunday before Election Day as I write this, so I don’t know who won and who lost. What I do know is that it’s been quite a year — both in and out of electoral politics. It seems the election is all we’ve been talking about, but in reality a...

You’re in control of eating bologna sandwiches

November 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It was the fifth day in a row Mack had complained and his coworker, Sam, had had enough. Together they sat on a steel beam several stories above the ground with their legs dangling off the edge. They worked hard on the construction site. A floor at a time the...

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...

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...